Community Police in the Bourne Valley
Amesbury Neighbourhood Policing Team
Beat Manager - PC Ivor Noyce
PCSO Shona Maycock.
Tel: dial 101 and ask for "Amesbury NPT"
Web: Amesbury Rural Policing Team
SEPT 2016 NEWSLETTER FROM COMMUNITY BEAT MANAGER,
PC 1256 Ivor Noyce
This will be the last Parish Magazine input from myself. There are two reasons for this, one being that I’m up for retirement. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the wonderful people I have met during my time being your Community Beat Manager, It’s been a blast and I am sad to be leaving. PCSO Shona Maycock will still be one of your points of contacts. She has a wealth of knowledge of your communities.
The second reason is the way you are Policed is changing. My role along with NPT will no longer exist. Presently Policing is covered by Response and NPT teams, these two teams are merging and will be called Community Policing Teams (CPT). Shona will still represent you, but to assist her will be up to 6 Police Officers, who will be covering all aspects of your Policing needs in the Amesbury and Tidworth areas. Hopefully you should see no physical change and if you are unfortunate to need our assistance, you should have one Police Officer as a point of contact throughout your issue.
PC 1256 Noyce.
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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
Amesbury Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team
Community Policing Teams - December Newsletter
02nd Dec 20.48 hours Resident received a knock on the door, they did not open the door as they were home with their children, resident asked what was wrong. The male stated in a very strong Scottish accent that there was a wee child hurt out in the street. Resident looked out the window and could not see a child. The Police were called but the male could not be located. Resident took the appropriate actions and did not open the door.
3rd Dec 17.15 hours Suspect has used a unknown implement to force open the passenger side door of a motor vehicle parked at Druids Lodge. Phone & wallet stolen. Enquiries are ongoing
3rd/4th Dec Suspect has forced the lock on a vehicle parked Ladysmith Road, Gomeldon. Tools were stolen.
11th Dec 11.20 hours Suspect has smashed both passenger side windows of a motor vehicle parked in Newton Tony. Items were left on display but nothing stolen.
In the early hours of the 19th Nov a car was set on fire in Porton. This was linked to a series of incidents in and around the Salisbury and Amesbury area. Resulting in one local male being arrested and charged with arson. He has been remanded until a further court date.
At 1300hrs on the 22nd Nov a female returned to her property in Winterbourne Gunner and disturbed two males on her driveway acting suspiciously. The males then asked the female if they could buy a disused battery. Then female asked them to leave and they then tried to put some pressure on by stating they were trying to provide for their children. The battery was then given to the males who drove off in a Mitsubishi Pickup X538***.
Overnight of the 30th Nov into the 1st Dec a shed was broken into in Porton and garden machinery was stolen from within.
Between the 16th and 18th Nov a farm yard was entered in Winterbourne Gunner and a hydraulic ram and rear excavator was stolen from a vehicle and also criminal damage caused to the rear windscreen.
Now the darker evenings have have set in please be vigilant of anyone knocking after teatime. As I have mentioned in the past if you are not expecting anyone please do not feel obliged to open the door. We have had a couple reports in the last week one of doorstop sellers in Gomeldon and the other a suspicious caller in the Winterbournes who stated that a young boy had hurt himself as if it were a distraction tactic. Neither party thankfully were subject to any crime.
PCSO Shona Maycock
6 December 2016
Community Policing Teams - November Newsletter
Please see below a new format of Newsletter that will replace your monthly newsletter covering the Bourne Valley. Do not worry figures are still there just a bit further down than usual.
The Community Policing Team (CPT) model was rolled-out across Wiltshire Police on 17 October 2016 and to be followed by Swindon on 7 November 2016. This follows a successful trial of the new model in Trowbridge, Warminster, Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Tisbury and Mere.
CPT combines Neighbourhood Policing, Response teams and Local Crime Investigators so there is a “one team” approach to community policing. It means there is a bigger team of officers and police staff available to attend incidents and improves communication between teams and departments. It gives the public a better service because issues can potentially be resolved at the first point of contact (101 and 999 call-takers) and provides them with a named officer/police staff member who they will be able to keep in touch with during the investigation. It also encourages officers and staff to take more “ownership” of cases.
There will be seven Community Policing Teams: Swindon North, Swindon West, Swindon South, Wiltshire North, Wiltshire West, Wiltshire East and Wiltshire South. Each Community Policing Team will be overseen by a Superintendent and will have an Inspector and a Deputy. The team will be made up of a mix of police officers, community co-ordinators, PCSOs, civilian local crime investigators and Specials.
We will be engaging with the public as the roll-out commences and will welcome feedback about the new model. Please speak to your local officers to find out more about how Community Policing will affect your local area. You can also find out more, including videos and infographics explaining the new model, on our website http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/information/community-policing-pilot
Current Priorities for Amesbury Rural
To promote “Community Messaging” please see the below link to register.
Our free Community Messaging service will also help keep you updated about policing and crime in your local area https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk/
Hare Coursing is a problem at this time of year therefore officers have been ask to target their patrols especially at weekends specifically to address this type of crime.
Wiltshire Police will be continuing to limit the number of offences by pro-active policing and ongoing policing operations in the affected areas. Community intelligence is crucial for us to achieve this aim so please continue to tell us if there are things of concern going on in your area.
Cybercrime awareness remains something we have been looking to raise awareness of. Our PCSOs have continued to deliver Op Polite lessons to all of the local schools, ensuring that everyone is educated as to how best use the internet, and to prevent becoming a victim of crime.
Local Crimes - Bourne Valley
Between 11 & 12am on the 15th a garage was attempted to be broken into in Porton. It is believed the offender(s) made off in an Astra or Focus shaped vehicle.
At around 1am on the 16th a garage was broken into in Porton and machinery and 2 bikes were stolen from within.
Ongoing issues surrounding hare coursing and criminal damage in all valleys please continue to report through 101 or 999 if the offence is happening at the time.
This link will allow you to check stats in more detail for the Bourne Valley Area, and all surrounding areas.
PCSO Shona Maycock
In an Emergency Ring 999
for all other enquiries please ring 101 and ask for Amesbury NPT (Neighbourhood Policing Team). Or you may contact them direct by
POLICE Information Points in local Libraries
Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council have completed the roll-out of police and council information points to all full-time and part-time libraries.
The information points, staffed by specially trained librarians, can handle "lost & found" queries, as well as answering common police enquiries.
The points also include Freephones which have direct access to the
non-emergency police number 101.