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   December 2013 crime report    December 20, 2013

Crimes within the Pewsey east villages;

Milton Lilbourne; Theft of vehicle; Between 2100 hours on 4th November and 1500 hours 5th November theft of a 4x4 blue coloured Landrover Discovery, N registration.

Burbage; Theft from vehicle; We have been dealing with theft of diesel from a parked and unattended vehicle, at Eastcourt. It occurred between 1730 hours Thursday 5th December and 0730 hours Friday 6th December.

Durley; Road traffic collision;  At 2050 hours on Saturday 7th December, a male was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs following a road traffic collision.  

Great Bedwyn; Indecent exposure; Around midnight on 26th October a lone female walking from the Railway station was followed by a male who indecently exposed himself to her. Suspect described as of white ethnicity, early 30s, blonde, shoulder length greasy hair, baggy tee shirt and trousers with a black or red hat. 

Malicious communications; We have been investigating a number of complaints relating to malicious communications and harassment following articles posted on a local blog.

Attempt dwelling burglary; Overnight to 8th November an attempt was made to gain access to a property via the breakage of glass to a door panel.

East Grafton; Between 14th and 18th November glass to a window of a dwelling was cut, possibly as an attempt to gain access to the property. No entry gained.

Easton Royal; 26th November. Loss of a sheep, believe alarmed by a dog not being kept under proper control. Please ensure your dogs are kept on their leads when in areas near livestock. 

Wootton Rivers; Theft from a vehicle; Between 1430 hours and 1545 hours on 28th November driver’s window to unattended vehicle smashed, handbag removed from under seat. Please do not leave valuable possessions in your vehicles at beauty spots, you are being watched.

Shalbourne; Non-dwelling burglary; 2300 hours on 15th November entry gained to outbuildings, nothing believed stolen.

Theft; Between 0700 hours on 20th November and 2000 on 21st November; theft of copper wire from a container.

Stype; Non-dwelling burglary; Overnight to 5th November attempt made to gain entry to a container.

Policing priority; In response to community concerns in relation to speeding motorists and a recent increase in road traffic collisions in the area our new policing priority for the next three months is community safety and traffic matters.We have been conducting speed enforcement within a number of the east villages and fixed penalty tickets issued for these and other traffic offences including not wearing a seatbelt and no valid vehicle excise license. 

Rural crime operation; A night-time policing operation was recently conducted in the area with a number of stop searches of vehicles and occupants completed, in a partnership working event with community volunteers. We were also assisted by Customs and Excise who checked a number of vehicles for red diesel.


Hare coursing; Five males have recently been arrested and charged with daytime trespass in pursuit of game in relation to an incident near Pewsey. A number of anti-social behaviour warning letters have also been issued to those involved or suspected to be involved in these offences, in conjunction with our partnership with the Public Protection Team at Wiltshire County Council. Targeted patrols continue of our most vulnerable areas in relation to these illegal activities; the farmlands of which have been damaged by vehicles being driven through fields, hedgerows and fencing. Target hardening measures have assisted in reducing incidents of hare coursing in the east villages.

An input from our Crime Reduction Officer


I may seem like Christmas wasn’t that long ago, but a year really has gone by and we will soon all be shopping, wrapping and partying.  Although there is much goodwill around at this time of year, burglars and thieves still work and will have no hesitation in stealing your possessions or gifts if they have the opportunity.  When you go shopping, try and use a car park accredited with the ‘Park Mark’. This means the car park will have been assessed by Police for good layout and security. Park in a well lit and well populated area.  If you return to your car to deposit items before continuing shopping, make sure you place them in the boot and that they are out of sight.  If possible move your car to a different position within the car park so anyone watching thinks you have left. When you get home, do not store the items where passers by or callers to the house will see them.  It does look nice to have   presents round the tree, but try to only put a few low value presents on display and store the rest out of sight.   After presents have been opened, be careful about how you dispose of the boxes and packaging gifts came in – don’t advertise all your new possessions to thieves by leaving the boxes outside for the dustmen.

For more information please visit the Wiltshire Police web site on www. Wiltshire.police.uk or contact a Crime Prevention Officer by dialling 101. Think you know something about a crime?  Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

If you have any information in relation to the above incidents or would like to speak with a member of our team please contact us via telephone 101 or email to pewseynpt@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

Best regards,



Community Beat Manager Pewsey East

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