Weekly Crime Summary - Salisbury CPT - Friday 29th March 2019

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Wiltshire South (Salisbury) Community Policing Team –
Weekly Crime summary

Crimes will be listed by location under the headings of Salisbury, Alderbury (area traditionally policed from Alderbury Police Stn) and Wilton (area traditionally policed from Wilton Police Stn). 

Please find below a summary of local crimes which have been reported since Sat 23rd March (Please note this is a summary, it is not possible to list all crimes due to confidentiality issues e.g. some violent offences or for domestic disputes).

23/03/19 – Burglary (approx. 2-20am) – Parsonage Green – offender entered via unlocked front door, stole 2 phones, handbag, cash – CCTV enqs ongoing
24/03/19 – Criminal Damage (overnight) – Herbert Rd – offender smashed rear windscreen of parked car
24/03/19 - Criminal Damage (approx. 9pm) – Ramleaze Drive – offender stood on bonnet of vehicle causing dents
25/03/19 – Burglary (over 2 day period) – Churchfields – offender forced entry to outbuilding by smashing Perspex roof – stole 12 car batteries
26/03/19 – Criminal Damage (overnight) – Devizes Rd – offender fired projectile at parked car, causing damage to rear windscreen
27/03/19 – Theft (8pm-1030pm) – Spire View – offender cut lock and stole Specialised Diverge road bike (bright red) from rack
29/03/19 – Burglary – Eyres Way – offender forced entry to brick shed, stole pink micro scooter, bag and childs bike
Alderbury community area

23/03/19 – Theft (overnight) – Ford – offender stole removed cab and stole mini digger (later returned and stole the cab)
25/03/19 – Burglary – Landford – see below witness appeal
Wilton community area

24/03/19 – Burglary (over 7 day period) – Dinton – offender forced entry to shed, stole Stihl strimmer and Husqvarna chainsaw
26/03/19 – Theft (3-15pm-5-15pm) – Bishopstone – offender smashed window of vehicle and stole 3 batteries
28/03/19 – Burglary (overnight) – South St Wilton – offenders climbed fence into yard and stole lead from skip, then forced entry to outbuilding and stole electric saw and chrome radiators
Caravan burgled in Landford - witness appeal
We're appealing for information regarding a burglary which occurred in New Road Caravan Park, Landford.

At some point around 11 pm on 25th March, offenders(s) stole three purses, a black Mulberry handbag and silver shopping bag. 

An 'Oyster datejust' Rolex watch was also taken which has an estimated value of £5,000. The watch has an oyster face and gold trim with a silver wrist band.

A photo of the watch is attached.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area last night is asked to contact PC Rachel Gunn on 101 quoting reference 54190029458. Or call Crimestoppers

County lines drug dealer sentenced to five-and-a-half years imprisonment

County Lines drug dealer Zack Warner has been jailed for a total of five years and six months for his part in supplying crack cocaine and heroin from London into Salisbury.

Between July 24 and August 23 2017, Warner, 24, of  Connell Crescent, London, travelled down to Salisbury on seven separate occasions, often for days at a time and was frequently located by police in the home addresses of vulnerable Class A drug addicts, more commonly known as cuckooing.

On one occasion, he was detained by police and fought violently to escape, assaulting an officer in the process.

He was charged and bailed, while the complex investigation into his role in the drug supply chain continued, despite no drugs ever being located.

At an earlier date, he pleaded guilty to resisting/obstructing an officer and was fined £200 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine) and was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment at Salisbury Crown Court on March 21.  Additionally, the judge activated one year of a previous suspended prison sentence imposed on an earlier date at Reading Crown Court for Class A drug supply. This will run consecutively, making a total of five-and-a-half years imprisonment.

During the sentencing, the Judge said Warner had travelled to Salisbury simply to make money from the misery of others and described how he played a significant role in a sophisticated and security conscious operation, taking advantage of vulnerable people. 

Det Con David Hambly, of the Dedicated Crime Team, added: “I am satisfied with the sentence handed down to Warner. County Lines drug supply is a chain of exploitation from beginning to end and I hope that it sends a message that where we find this type of criminality we will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice, even where we do not actually seize any drugs.

"If you have information or concerns regarding county lines drug supply I would urge you to call 101 and report it, all information is treated with the utmost discretion”.

Community Policing Coordinator
Wiltshire South (Salisbury) Community Policing Team

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