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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
OCTOBER 2004
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

 

ULTRA VIOLET PENS

For all you good people out there who are waiting for us to get a stock of ultra-violet pens in………….they are here and are available for you to buy for the extremely reasonable price of 50 pence. All proceeds to the Bobby Van Charity. If you are reading this and wondering what on earth you might need an ultra-violet pen for, or indeed wondering what the doodah an ultra-violet pen is let me reiterate or explain. An ultra-violet pen (or UV pen as we in the know call them) is a pen that writes invisibly and can be used to ‘postcode’ all your electrical items or indeed anything with a smooth surface. Yes……. but it’s invisible, what good is that I hear you mutter. Well it is mooted in some crime prevention circles that if you make your property difficult to sell on it reduces the risk of it being stolen. Yes……..but its invisible?!?! Well if you want to paint your postcode or name and address on your television or laptop in highly visible luminous paint go-ahead. They certainly do in some schools and businesses because it does make them less attractive to thieves. However, if you want to do it more discretely you can use a UV pen.

POLICE NO WAITING CONES

Some of you from time to time ask us to supply Police No Waiting cones for various events. Tisbury and Mere Carnivals are the obvious occasions but there are a significant number of requests for smaller numbers of cones.
There is generally no problem with us getting and placing out no waiting cones in appropriate circumstances.
However it doesn’t take much to exhaust the limited supply of cones that we keep here at Tisbury. Can I therefore ask that if you do have an event or occurrence that requires no waiting cones that you give us as much notice as possible? Two weeks or more would be absolutely marvellous! Thank you.

DON’T LEAVE IT THERE, ITS TOO EASY FOR THEM!

There was a burglary recently, there is no need for me to say where or who but a valuable lesson could be learned.
It is believed that the pilfering perpetrator used a key which had been left by the householder under a stone by the front door. Now come on people how many of you partake of this rather foolhardy practice?
Next you’ll be erecting a neon sign saying ‘Come on in and steal my goodies, I’ve made it easy for you!’
Burglars and thieves are generally stupid but they are not so stupid that they don’t look for easy ways to get into houses. We should all be making every effort to make their job as hard as possible.

 

MERE POLICE STATION – ENQUIRY OFFICE NEW OPENING TIMES AS OF 1ST OF NOVEMBER.

MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY - OPEN FROM 0930HRS UNTIL 1230HRS.
THURSDAY – CLOSED ALL DAY. FRIDAY – OPEN FROM 1600HRS UNTIL 1900HRS
SATURDAY – OPEN FROM 0800HRS UNTIL 1100HRS. SUNDAY – CLOSED ALL DAY.

 

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN SEPTEMBER 2004

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, E HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officers: PCs Mark Littlewood and Mark Steele

3rd Male arrested in Tisbury on warrant for failing to appear at court. (PC Darren Jennings)
4th/6th Vandal punctured two tyres on van parked in Churchill estate. (Crime Desk)
7th Overnight a thief attempted (unsuccessfully) to break into the kiosk at Old Wardour Castle. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
14th 1030-1440hrs Burglar broke into house in Park Road by forcing kitchen window and stole property. (PC Mark Littlewood)

TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Simon Davies.

5th 2335hrs Idiots placed a number of tyres around the speed camera on the A303 at the Chilmark turning and set light to it. If you are reading – it’s fireproof! (PC Simon Davies)
6th 0123hrs Burglar broke rear window of Little Chef at Chicklade but failed to gain entry. (PC Martin Faulkner)
14th 0900/1400hrs Thieves stole two chainsaws from farm building at Chilmark. (Crime Desk)
19th 1139hrs Male drank half a bottle of whisky in a field near Hindon. Whilst lying down ‘recovering’ three males using a white Subaru stole his mobile phone. (PC Simon Davies)
20th 1538/1548hrs Thief smashed window of car parked outside Fonthill Gifford church and stole handbag. (PC Darren Jennings)
24th Two males trespassing on farmland at Swallowcliffe drove car at farmer as they left hitting him causing minor injury. Vehicle described as a red Cavalier ‘G’ reg. (PC Darren Jennings)
Between 1st July - 29th Sept 20 tons of clean road grit was stolen from a lay-by on the A303 (Fonthill Bishop junction). That’s right 20 tons of grit. (PC Simon Davies)
30th A303 Male arrested failing to provide a specimen of breath for a roadside breath test. (PC Darren Jennings)

TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL): Beat Officer PC Darren Jennings.

Overnight 1st/2nd thieves stole fuel from Tollard Park Equestrian Centre. (Crime Desk)
3rd/4th Thief broke into shed at Tollard Royal church and stole a lawnmower. (Crime Desk)
9th Between 1800-1900hrs Thief smashed window of Porsche parked on the drove south of Ansty and stole clothing from inside. (PC Simon Davies)
13th/15th Thieves stole a generator from a farm building in Charlton. (PC Mark Littlewood)
18th 1030/1330hrs Thief smashed window of car parked at Win Green and stole handbag. (Crime Desk)
23rd 1430hrs Male at Sandroyd School punched and kicked by a female. Yes, both adults. (PC Simon Davies)

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PCs Gary Treherne & Pete Robins.

3rd 2245hrs Male arrested for abusive behaviour in The Square. (PC Pete Robins)
17th Overnight a thief stole a grey Peugeot 205 from Edgebridge. (PC Gary Treherne)
Overnight 27th/28th Thieves stole compressor from a building site in Clements Lane. (PC Gary Treherne)
18th 2030/2230hrs Person threw a brick through window of car parked in Wellhead. (PC Gary Treherne)
17th 0715/2110hrs Burglar broke into bungalow via rear patio doors and stole property. (PC Gary Treherne)
Overnight 10th/11th Peugeot 406 stolen from outside The Butt of Sherry. Later found but it had thoughtfully been set on fire.

MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Jerry Wilkins.

2nd 1945hrs Male from Sedgehill arrested on suspicion of theft. PC Martin Faulkner)
8th/15th Unsuccessful attempt made to steal a car from East Knoyle. (PC Martin Faulkner)
21st Overnight vandals entered a shed on an allotment in Sedgehill and smashed the windows. They also damaged vegetables growing at the site and threw property into a nearby pond. Utterly mindless. (PC Jerry Wilkins)

MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS) Beat Officer: PC Steve Porter & PC Martin Faulkner

7th 1000hrs Vehicle stolen from Wincanton stopped in Zeals in possession of four suspected heroin addicts, all arrested.
(PC Martin Faulkner & PC Jerry Wilkins)
16th 1830/1930hrs Car parked at Stourhead broken into, handbag stolen. (Crime Desk)
18th 0830/0945hrs Male left his Land rover parked outside the swimming pool in Maiden Bradley with the keys in the ignition. When he returned it had been stolen. No really! Vehicle later found in Hampshire. (PC Martin Faulkner)
20th 1500/1700hrs Thief broke into car parked at White Sheet hill and stole handbag. (Crime Desk)

TISBURY : 01747-870203

Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

 

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 or the recovery of property. If you would prefer to pass information anonymously (rewards are available) ring CRIMESTOPPERS.

CONTROL ROOM 01722-411444
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

 

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