Community Police in the Bourne Valley
Amesbury Community Policing Team
COMMUNITY POLICING – April 2017
Hello and welcome to this Community Policing Team report.
The recent terror attack in Westminster is still fresh in the memory for many and has highlighted the very real threat, which we face. Whilst Wiltshire is a very safe place to live and work, it is still important that we ask you to remain alert but not alarmed. Please remember to report anything that you see or hear, which could be terrorism related. Call the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321, it could save lives.
In the aftermath of the events and the tragic loss of PC Keith Palmer, a number of Community Policing Teams across the county witnessed an outpouring of support from local communities. The generosity and kindness shown by Wiltshire residents has not gone unnoticed and is greatly appreciated by all at Wiltshire Police – we are proud to serve you.
In March, Wiltshire Police was pleased to host another awards ceremony, which not only recognised the work of officers and staff but praised the bravery and quick thinking of members of the public.
Towards the end of a month of ongoing communications around equality, diversity and inclusion, Wiltshire Police was pleased to support World Down’s Syndrome Day. Officers, staff and volunteers managed to raise £1160 for charity on the day.
Wiltshire Police also supported a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving and to highlight the changes in legislation that have now come into effect.
Thank you for your continued support to Wiltshire Police.
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On Friday 1 July 2016, officers from Amesbury and Tidworth Neighbourhood Policing Teams carried out a proactive operation targeting illegal drug use in ‘beauty spots’ and thefts from vehicles.
Together with colleagues from Licensing, Tri-force, Special Constabulary and the Royal Military Police, officers carried out patrols in areas such as Woodhenge and Stonehenge. Visitors were given advice regarding vehicle crime prevention and safety.
During the evening a man was stop searched for drugs, four vehicles and a premises were also searched. An amount of Class A and Class B drugs was seized.
A 23 year old man from Durrington was arrested on suspicion of drug driving offences and possession of Class A drugs. He was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.
A 30 year old man from Shrewton received a Cannabis Street Warning. Two other men, aged 29 and 33 years from Shrewton and Amesbury were issued fixed penalty notices.
PC Jayne Wilby said: "This proactive approach to these issues will continue with further events planned. Our targeted operations with colleagues from other specialist areas aim to tackle and prevent crimes in 'beauty spots' and take action against offenders who pick these areas specifically to steal from visitors cars or to take illegal drugs."
Crime Prevention advice:
• Try to park near to other vehicles.
• Don’t leave valuables in your car. If it is absolutely unavoidable – place them in the boot.
• Mark your stereo with the vehicle registration number. Make a note of the make, model and serial number of the equipment and keep the note somewhere safe – not in the car. Remember also to register it at www.immobilise.com.
• Don’t leave valuables in the glove compartment or try to hide anything under the seat – thieves will check these areas first. Leave your glove box open to show there is nothing in it.
• Don’t leave anything on display, you may know that your wallet isn’t in your jacket but a thief will break a window just to check.
Help prevent crime in your community by reporting any suspicious activity or illegal drug use to police on 101. If a crime is in progress please call 999.
PCSO Shona Maycock
COMMUNITY POLICING – April 2017
A new priority has been agreed to deal with off road motorbikes and vehicles across Salisbury Plain. We have already had some success last weekend where fines and words of advice were given. This priority has been running for 2 weeks and 25 actions and patrols have taken place so far.
The theft from motor vehicles continues with patrols taking place at relevant locations. We are currently waiting for the funding to purchase suitable signs to be placed at the beauty spots to prevent further crimes.
Local Crimes - Bourne Valley
1st March - Winterbourne Gunner - Report of burglary dwelling, lights broke, tractors and vehicles broken into, buildings entered, doors have been removed from hinges and fuel stolen.
21st March – A303 – Person stopped for no insurance, drugs located inside the vehicle and occupant arrested for possession.
2nd March – Newton Tony - Unknown suspect(s) have entered through a back gate and taken trailer from the back garden. The trailer tailgate has been left.
28th March – Winterslow Road - Unknown persons have removed battery’s pack from padlocked box attached to Temporary Traffic lights.
1st March – Newton Tony - Unknown suspect has attempted to force a padlock closed on a gate breaking it.
14th March – Allington - Unknown suspects have gained entry to vehicle and stolen a chainsaw from the back.
20th March – Winterbourne Earls - Unknown suspects have loosened the wheelnuts on all 4 tyres on a vehicle. This has caused a wheel to fall off whilst the owner was driving their vehicle.
Pc 1481 Lucy Wileman
Community Beat Manager
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