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   December Burbage News Full police report    November 10, 2014

Monday 10th November 2014

Crimes within this Parish since my last report of 7th September 2014.

Suspicious activity/cold calling.

1238/10/09/2014. Known male seen in the village, targeting elderly persons properties, cold calling for gardening work. Arrested on suspicion of theft/handling of Stihl power tools. Enquiries are continuing.

Driving a motor vehicle along a bridleway.

24/09/2014;  motor vehicle seen being driven along the bridleway between Eastsands and Fir Green. Words of advice have been given and patrols conducted. New bridleway signage has been requested of WCC.

Criminal damage.

Prior to 25/09/2014 denting was caused, by unknown means, to metal cladding of business premises.


Crimes in other areas.

Great Bedwyn. Theft from vehicles.

Between 1800/18/09/2014 – 0752/19/09/2014. Theft of a sat nav and mobile phone from two insecure vehicles.

Great Bedwyn. Criminal damage to vehicle.

Between 0630-1945/22/09/2014 damage caused to a parked and unattended vehicle, scratched by sharp implement.

Marten. Vehicle interference.

Prior to 2159/28/09/2014 entry and search of several unattended vehicles, nothing believed stolen.

Marten. Non-dwelling burglaries.

Around the above time, an attempt to gain entry to a detached garage was made and a further insecure garage searched, nothing believed stolen. Despite an extensive search by the local NPT, Response officers, Dog section and the Air Support Unit the outcome was negative.

Information is sought in relation to a transit van and an old style, 4 x 4 Range Rover which was seen in the area, at 2234 hours, possibly connected.

Brimslade. Criminal damage to vehicle.

Between 1500/04/10/2014 – 0930/05/10/2014; damage caused to dials of a vintage tractor.

Great Bedwyn. Criminal damage to vehicle.

Between 1230/07/10/2014 – 0330/08/10/2014 breakage to rear passenger window, with unknown object. No entry gained, nothing stolen.

Chisbury. Criminal damage.

Between 1400/07/10/2014 – 1830/08/10/2014 facial injury to horse, gun shot wound. Not known if incident is a targeted attack or relating to a poaching incident.

St Katharines. Non-dwelling burglary.

1523/11/10/2014 male arrested, found at the scene of a burglary to a disused building. Enquiries are continuing. 

Great Bedwyn. Non-dwelliing burglary.

Between 1000 – 1130/12/10/2014 theft of ladies bicycle from an insecure shed. Ridgeway make, black basket and grey frame.

Wilton. Criminal damage.

Between 1900/14/10/2014 – 0530/15/10/2014 removal of yellow concrete bollard to gain access to field, tyre tracks located, suspects believed to be hare coursing/poaching.

Wilton. Suspicious activity.

Between 1200/18/10/2014 – 1600/17/10/2014 two ponies manes plaited.



Shalbourne. Theft.

At 1200/20/10/2014 theft of copper piping and two hot water tanks from outside a property. A red Land Rover was seen making off from scene.

Great Bedwyn. Theft.

Overnight to 20/10/2014 theft of catalytic converter from 4 x 4 vehicle.

Easton Royal. Theft

Between 01/10/2014 – 22/10/2014 theft of fuel.

Little Bedwyn.  Criminal damage.

1934/27/10/2014 criminal damage to rear patio door of a dwelling. .

Wilton. Attempt dwelling burglary.

Between 1100 – 1235/27/10/2014 two windows smashed in an attempt to gain entry to the property.

Milton Lilbourne. Criminal damage and theft.

Between 0001-0849/31/10/2014 criminal damage caused to farm gate, forced open, access gained to premises and four used alloy wheels and tyres stolen from site.

Wootton Rivers. Theft

Overnight to 05/11/2014; theft of the top part of a staddle stone from a driveway to an isolated property. We would like to advise local residents to continue being vigilant and report any suspicious activity such as persons taking an interest in garden ornaments, vehicles etc.

Great Bedwyn. Fraud

During the afternoon on the 6th of November, a commercial business premises was targeted by three males in an attempt to obtain money by deception. Staff became suspicious and the males made off without taking any money. Enquiries are continuing.

Wilton. Theft

Between 7-9/11/2014; theft of a gate and posts from an entrance to a field. The posts themselves were embedded in concrete.


Wilton. Criminal damage.

09/11/2014 damage caused to a padlock and chain to gain access to farmland. A vehicle then entered the land and caused damage to crops.

Both incidents appear to be related to hare coursing and our local team are working with the rural crime team to tackle these issues.

Policing operations.

A rural crime operation was conducted during October throughout the east villages, in response to reports of criminal damage and night-time poaching activity.

Annual crime statistics for the east villages.


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Policing priorities for the east villages;

 Dwelling burglaries in Great Bedwyn

Speed enforcement B3087 Easton Royal, Milton Lilbourne and Little Salisbury.



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If you have any information in relation to any of the above incidents or wish to make contact please call 101 or email pewseynpt@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

Kind regards,



Community Beat Manager Pewsey east villages. 

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