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WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
COMMUNITY BULLETIN

Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele

Receive this bulletin by e-mail: mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

 


WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY


Tisbury & Mere
Community Bulletin
October 2003
Produced at Tisbury Police Station by PC Mark Steele


Will we find you?
I know I have rattled on about this before but with the nights drawing
in I think it's appropriate for another appeal. If you ever need to call
the Police, the Fire Brigade or the Ambulance service are you confident
that we will be able to find you? You know where you live, the postman
knows, even dear old Aunty Marjorie knows where you live and she's as
batty as they come, but we may have difficulty finding you. Our
computerised mapping system will certainly get us close but will that be
good enough? Is your house clearly marked with a number or a nameplate?
Will we see it from the road when the wind is howling and the rain is
pouring in the middle of the night? If the answer is 'yes', you can
sleep at night safe in the knowledge that if you were ever to need the
emergency Services we will be with you as soon as we can. If the answer
is 'no', let's just hope, if you do call, it's not that urgent.


Winter is approaching - Stay safe on the roads.
The cold and wet weather usually associated with a normal British winter
appears to be approaching fast and already we have seen several road
traffic collisions that can be attributed to the changing weather.
Things to do to help prevent accidents:

* Check that your car is ready for winter. Antifreeze,
de-icer, tyres, lights, windscreen wipers etc.

* If your windscreen is covered in ice, make sure you
clear the whole screen; a small hole in front of you is not good enough
and will land you in trouble if we catch you driving like that.

* SLOW DOWN if the roads are wet or icy, your brakes are
not as effective as they are in dry conditions. Drive round corners
slowly and smoothly, avoid sudden braking or acceleration on slippery
roads.

*
Increase the gap between your car and the car in front.
Most people drive too close anyway but it's even more important in
winter conditions to give yourself enough space and time to react.

* SLOW DOWN if it is foggy, misty or visibility is reduced
due to rainfall. Consider using dipped headlights. If you use your fog
lights remember to turn them off when visibility has improved. It is an
offence to use fog lights when visibility is good as they can dazzle
other road users.

* Above all SLOW DOWN, TAKE YOUR TIME, CONCENTRATE AND
PLEASE BE CAREFUL.


Horse Riders - be safe and be seen.
We live in an area where horses and riders are common sights on our
roads. Last winter there were several reported near misses between
horses and cars because of riders not wearing appropriate clothing. The
Highway Code states that if you are riding in the dark or poor light you
should wear reflective clothing and that your horse should have white
reflectors at the front and red reflectors at the rear. Its common
sense really, horses are big animals but will always come off second
best if involved in a collision with a fast moving lump of metal on
wheels. DON'T RISK IT - BE SAFE, BE SEEN. Car drivers please slow down
and give horses some space.


Thought for the month: October.
We hear and read about 'road rage' and how people change into
psychopaths when they get behind the wheel of a car. Well let's all try
to be polite on the roads. The dictionary definition of the word polite
I think sums it up nicely; 'behaving in a way that is socially correct
and shows awareness of and caring for other people's feelings.'
We are not robots we all have feelings, so be polite and let's all try
to smile a bit more. It doesn't hurt.


The printing of this bulletin is kindly sponsored by local burglar alarm
specialists:
PARTNERSHIP SECURITY
40a Wincombe Business Park, Shaftesbury, SP7 9QJ. Tel: 01747-858888

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN SEPTEMBER.
TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, E HATCH & NEWTOWN)

Beat Officers: PCs Mark Littlewood and Mark Steele
14th Males smashed car window belonging to fisherman at Wardour Lake
with a golf ball. The fisherman, who was from Salisbury remonstrated
with them and they drove at him causing a leg injury. (PC Mark
Littlewood)
23rd Car parked on byway at Newtown scratched with metal implement.
(Reported to Crime Desk)
24th Female arrested in Tisbury to prevent a further breach of the
peace. (PC Mark Steele)


TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP,
FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE
SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: WPC Angela Carpenter
Not a sausage!


TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE
DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL)

Beat Officer WPC Lucy Deakin.
7th Overnight 230 Fibreglass roof cladding sheets were stolen from
building site in Ludwell. (WPC Lucy Deakin)
12th Burglar walked into a house in Tollard Royal via unlocked door at
about 1145hrs and stole a handbag from the kitchen. (WPC Lucy Deakin)
14th Following a parking dispute in Ludwell a female was allegedly
struck on the shoulder. A male has been interviewed for Common assault.
(WPC Angie Carpenter)
16th Between 9am and 10.30am a pair of ladies boots and a boiler suit
were stolen from the back of a pick-up in Donhead St. Andrew. (PC Jerry
Wilkins)
18th Overnight a mobile home in Donhead St. Andrew was broken into and
TV, video camera, stereo system, cash, phone, fax machine and two cycle
frames were stolen. (WPC Lucy Deakin)


MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PCs Gary Treherne & Pete Robins.
9th A man called at 2 warden controlled bungalows in Mere purporting to
be from the Water board. He gained entry but having searched left empty
handed. (PC Pete Robins)
Between the 5th& the 9th a man stole 5 cactus plants from a greenhouse
in Mere. He was subsequently arrested a few days later and the cacti
were returned to the owner. (PC Gary Treherne & WPC LucyDeakin)


MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)

Beat Officer PC Jerry Wilkins.
9th Person threw golf balls at an isolated farmhouse in Sedgehill
breaking three windows. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
16th Vehicle broken into between Semley and Sedgehill, handbag stolen.
(Reported to Crime Desk)


MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON
& ZEALS)
Beat Officer: PC Steve Porter.
6th A car parked at Stourhead was broken into and a quantity of fishing
tackle was stolen. (PC Steve Porter)
13th Car broken into at White Sheet Hill. Nothing stolen from inside but
4 wheel trims taken. ( Crime Desk)


If you would like to leave a non-urgent message for your beat officer or
would like advice please ring the following numbers either TISBURY
01747-870203 or MERE 01747-860268.
Be aware that you may get an answer phone if all officers are out on
patrol which may not be picked up for several hours.


OTHER NON EMERGENCIES CALL 01722-411444.
ALL EMERGENCIES -'999'
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

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