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Community Bulletin
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.

Dates for Your Diary

Tuesday 16 October - Mere Area Community Safety Partnership
7:30pm - West Knoyle Village Hall
Representing the Parishes of East Knoyle, Kilmington, Maiden Bradley, Mere, Semley & Sedgehill, Stourton with Gasper and Zeals. All welcome to discuss the formation of your own Community Safety Group!

Wed 24 October - Tisbury Area Community Safety Partnership
7pm - The Old Courthouse (next to the Police Station) The Avenue, Tisbury
Representing the Parishes of Alvediston, Ansty, Berwick St John, Berwick St Leonard, Chicklade, Chilmark, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Fonthill Bishop, Fonthill Gifford, Fovant, Hindon, Sutton Mandeville, Swallowcliffe, Teffont, Tisbury, Tollard Royal and West Tisbury. All welcome to this now established Community Safety Group! Funding has been allocated to tackle local initiatives.

Wed 14 November - Tisbury & Mere Section Watch Scheme Meeting.
7:30pm The Old Courthouse, The Avenue, Tisbury
Calling members & co-ordinators of Neighbourhood Watch, Farm Watch, Keeper Watch, Pub Watch & Stable Alert. You are all welcome to attend a meeting to discuss watch scheme issues and share a cup of tea with your local bobby. Please let Mark Steele know if you can attend to allow us to arrange catering.

Community Police Officer of the Year Award 2001

Many of you have probably read or heard about PC Mark Steele's nomination for the above award. It is a national competition that seeks to promote community policing and to recognise those officers who have provided their communities with a particular high level of service. Mark is the first Wiltshire finalist since 1997 and he is too modest himself to let readers know of his success therefore I have pulled rank and taken over temporary editorship!!

The nomination recognises the initiatives Mark has been working on for the past 3 years, such as our monthly Community Bulletin, staddle stone marking & shed alarms. Improvements to the bulletin this year has seen the use of e-mail to improve distribution and obtaining sponsorship to guarantee the timely printing.

I must also mention that Mark's success would not have been achieved without your continued support for his initiatives and especially for the assistance given in delivering the bulletin to your friends and neighbours. I thank you all.

I am sure you will also join me in wishing Mark the best of luck when he attends the awards ceremony at The Merchant Taylor's Hall in London on 21st November with his wife, Sue, where he will be joined by the Chief Constable Miss Elizabeth Neville QPM and finalists from other forces across England & Wales.

David W Cullop
Section Commander


ALVEDISTON 23rd ~ Secure parked car broken into and handbag stolen (PC Madams)
CHICKLADE 27th ~ Property obtained from services on A303 by male with stolen credit card using stolen car from London - later arrested (PC Wilkins)
DONHEAD ST MARY 20th ~ Property entered forcibly entered, nothing stolen (PC Madams) 25th ~ Equipment stolen from insecure van whilst owner worked nearby (PC Madams)
EAST KNOYLE 7th ~ Female arrested for theft on behalf of Metropolitan Police (PC Clark) 18th ~ Securely parked van broken into during daylight hours and tools stolen (PC Wilkins) 19th ~ Secure shed forced and garden equipment stolen (PC Wilkins)
HINDON 14th ~ Male arrested and charged following domestic assault and criminal damage to vehicle (PC Wilson)
KILMINGTON 23rd ~ Insecure vehicle entered and mobile phone stolen (PC Briant)
MAIDEN BRADLEY 25th ~ Staddlestones stolen from driveway (PC Briant)
MERE 3rd ~ Male interviewed for theft from family member (PC Mills) 9th ~ Council compound entered and item of equipment stolen (PC Mills) 11th ~ Insecure property entered and electrical items stolen (PC Mills) 13th ~ Securely parked van forcibly entered and item stolen (PC Mills) 15th ~ Premises entered but nothing stolen (PC Mills) 15th ~ Shop premises forcibly entered, offender(s) fled empty handed on activation of alarm (PC Mills) 16th ~ Male arrested following an assault outside licenced premises (PC Bispham) 19th ~ Car deliberately damaged at garage premises (PC Wilson) 20th ~ Male arrested to prevent a breach of the peace, and on warrant (PC Mills) 21st ~ Male arrested to prevent a breach of the peace following a domestic dispute (PC Briant) 22nd ~ Male from Shaftesbury arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs (PC Briant) 24th ~ Damage deliberately caused to parked motor vehicle (PC Mills) 29th ~ Stolen car from Chippenham found in Mere, investigations led to 25 year old local male being arrested & charged (PC Mills)
STOURTON 5th ~ Insecure motorcycle stolen from rear garden (PC Briant) 29th ~ Male from Mere arrested & charged driving whilst disqualified on B3092 (PC Briant)
TISBURY 15th ~ Fence damaged overnight (PC Wilkins) 16th ~ Paint thrown at private house (PC Littlewood)
22nd ~ Criminal damage caused on building site overnight (PC Littlewood) 22nd ~ Cash stolen from house (PC Littlewood)
TOLLARD ROYAL 1st ~ Offender entered cottage but was disturbed by householder, and fled empty handed (PC Steele) 13th & 17th ~ Staddlestones stolen from outside premises (PC Madams) 20th ~ Window smashed on parked vehicle (PC Madams) 25th ~ Insecure vehicle entered and handbag stolen at Tollard Park (PC Madams)
WEST KNOYLE 3rd ~ Insecure premise entered and items of value stolen (PC Wilkins) 30th ~ £40 petrol "drive off" from services on A303 (PC Wilkins)
ZEALS 7th ~ Lock to outhouse cropped nothing stolen (PC Briant) 7th & 8th ~ Locks to farm sheds cropped and property stolen (PC Briant) 7th ~ Shed forced and tools stolen (PC Briant)

Section crime stats by PC 1235 Jerry Wilkins {Jerry.wilkins@wiltshire.police.uk}

Reminder - Tisbury Opening Hours.
Just a quick reminder that we now have a civilian Enquiry Office Clerk working at Tisbury Police Station. Francesca works from 0900hrs until 1300hrs from Monday to Friday. Whilst she is at the station the front door is unlocked and she will answer the phones. If you do need to contact the Police Station please try when Francesca's there and she will be able to help you.
When Francesca is not there we try to open the office when we can and obviously answer the phone if we are in. If we are not in the answerphone is there for non-urgent messages. Please be patient, a lady who will remain nameless rang recently and left two messages on the answerphone, both complaining because there was no Police Officers to talk to. When we rang her back, yes you've guessed it we got her answerphone. Need I say more?

A new face in Mere.
Recently arrived on the section from Wilton is PC Paul WILSON. Paul will be working from Mere Office and will be assisting Dave MILLS covering the community beat of Mere. Paul will be dealing with most of the crime in Mere allowing Dave to concentrate on 'Policing the Community'. Paul is not replacing anyone he is actually an addition to the establishment.

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