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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
OCTOBER 2002
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

TAMPER-PROOF CAR TAX HOLDERS.

I will shortly be getting in a stock of 'Tamper-proof' car tax holders. They seal the tax disc inside plastic so that it can not be altered. The holder, which sticks firmly to the windscreen, has a nice warning notice on it which should deter any would be thief. They cost £1, yes that's right only £1. You do however, need a new one every time you re-tax your vehicle but I think it is worth it. So much so that I now proudly display one on my own car. A stock will be kept at Tisbury Police Station and will be available to purchase at the front office. The office is open from 9am until 1pm Monday to Friday but it is best to ring first to avoid disappointment.

MOBILE PHONE THEFT - KNOW THE SERIAL NUMBER?

Did you know that each mobile phone has its own individual serial number? It is a 15 digit number called an IMEI number. Don't ask me what IMEI stands for though, as I don't know. Any ideas?
Anyway this number can be accessed by keying *#06# into your phone. It may also be found under the battery on your phone. It is a very good idea to write this down and keep it somewhere safe. The reason for this is twofold. Firstly if you do have your mobile stolen it would give us a chance to recover it. (I know you would probably have a nice shiny brand new replacement but if we can identify it as stolen we can then probably identify someone as a thief!) Secondly should your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card your phone will be totally useless to him (or her of course). If everybody did this, there would be no point in stealing mobile phones!
Apparently this is true for all handsets regardless of make. We do have special 'Protect your phone' leaflets in the front office at Tisbury Police Station if you are interested.

NUMBER 200 WHERE ARE YOU?

I currently have 188 people on my bulletin e-mail list. I know there are lots more of you internet users out there. I am willing to offer a small prize to the 200th person adding themselves to my list. I will personally supply and fit, free of charge, a shed alarm and a 'tamper-proof ' tax disc holder together with an ultra violet pen (for marking property) and an assortment of highly interesting and useful stickers and leaflets to the 200th person to go on the distribution list. How good is that? To be in with a chance send me an e-mail, remember if you aren't lucky enough to be number 200 you still get to receive this bulletin 'hot off the press!' Equally exciting prizes await number 300!

mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk
There is no catch, I will not bombard you with rubbish, nor will I be able to access your computer, it's just a very efficient way of sending out this bulletin.

WINTERS-A-COMING, BE CAREFUL.

After a much enjoyed dry September the first of the predictable winter rain came on the 1st of October. The roads, which had been bone dry for several weeks, instantly became slippery and unfortunately we were inundated with the inevitable road traffic accidents. Some were relatively minor but some had disastrous consequences and tragicly some people lost their lives.
Please remember that if the roads are wet you must alter your driving accordingly. Cut your speed, brake earlier and more smoothly, and slow down going round corners. If you find that you have to rush somewhere because you are going to be late consider the following advice. Either leave earlier or just resign yourself to the fact that you are going to be late. It's better to be late than risk having an accident.

The phrase 'Speed Kills' is not nonsense, it really does.


REPORTED CRIME
TISBURY & MERE SECTION - SEPTEMBER 2002

ALVEDISTON - 3rd Female assaulted by her son during domestic argument. (PC Paul Wilson)
BERWICK ST.JOHN - 14th Wallet stolen at the Steam Fair. (Crime desk)
CHICKLADE - 4th Little Chef broken into overnight, charity bottle full of cash stolen. (PC Mark Steele)
CHILMARK - Between March and 21st person stole pump from factory. (PC Mark Steele)
EAST KNOYLE -18th Male arrested for breach of bail conditions. (PC Graham Briant)
MERE - 30th August Alarm box smashed on the Prince of Wales Club and The Youth Club overnight. (PC Graham Briant) 2nd Two males searched for drugs at recreation ground and found in possession of Cannabis Resin. (PC Graham Briant) 6th Male from Mere interviewed for public order offence following minor driving incident. (PC Graham Briant) 6th Male from Gillingham reported for summons after being found urinating in public in Mere Square against the front of someone's house. (PC Graham Briant)
15th Male arrested for assaulting his wife causing actual bodily harm. (PC Graham Briant)
16th Dyson vacuum cleaner stolen from unlocked conservatory. (PC Dave Mills)
20th Builders tools stolen from storage area of hotel. (PC Graham Briant) 21st Two males attacked by two other males with a cricket bat and hockey stick sustaining head injuries. (CID Salisbury) 27th 30yr old male from Mere arrested for 3 assaults causing actual bodily harm, threats to kill and criminal damage. Charged with 3 offences and will appear before the magistrates in due course. (PC Graham Briant)
SEDGEHILL - 6th Gear Knob stolen from Suzuki Jeep. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
SEMLEY - 21st A car, left unlocked with the keys in the ignition for three days, stolen. (PC Jerry Wilkins) 24th Orange flashing light stolen from outside pub. Culprit identified property returned. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
STOURTON - 1st Trailer and power tools stolen from farm buildings overnight. (PC Dave Mills)
SWALLOWCLIFFE - 7th Two windows smashed on parked Range Rover. (PC Mark Steele)
TISBURY - 6th Person daubed black paint on garden wall. Local female interviewed and reported. (PC Mark Littlewood) 13th Male assaulted female during domestic argument. (PC Paul Wilson) 19th Shed broken into, fishing tackle stolen. (WPC Lucy Deakin) 21st Seven people assaulted and a mobile phone stolen during an altercation outside the Football Club. (PC Mark Littlewood)
WEST KNOYLE - 4th Someone knocked down a wooden fence and set fire to it. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
WILLOUGHBY HEDGE - Male drove onto garage forecourt put fuel into car and drove off without paying. Red Ford Orion B294 CWC. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
ZEALS - 9th Male assaulted during squabble at Public House. Offender dealt with. (PC Dave Mills)
12th Overnight Burglars broke into pub and stole cash from cigarette and fruit machines. (PC Dave Mills) 20th Four Staddle Stones stolen Fantley Lane. (PC Dave Mills)

IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED CRIMES PLEASE GIVE US A RING AT TISBURY OR MERE. YOUR HELP COULD LEAD TO THE APPREHENSION OF OFFENDERS AND THE RECOVERY OF PROPERTY. IF YOU WANT TO PASS INFORMATION ANONYMOUSLY USE THE CRIMESTOPPERS NUMBER.

YOU CAN JOIN THE GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE THIS BULLETIN BY E-MAIL EVERY MONTH, CONTACT ME AT TISBURY mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

You can also access the bulletin including previous copies and a wealth of local information on the following websites:
www.tisbury.co.uk, www.swallowcliffe.com, and www.nadderfocus.com.

Tisbury 01747-870203 / Mere 01747-860268 (General Enquiries)
Police Control Room 01722-411444 (To report incidents)
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111 (Anonymous reporting)
EMERGENCIES '999' (Crime in progress, persons in danger etc.)

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