CRIME UPDATE - 08-15 JULY 2019

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CRIME UPDATE (MELKSHAM) – 08/07/19 – 15/07/19
Here are the Community relevant crimes that have been reported in your area. If you have information that may be useful to us regarding any of these or any other crimes please call us on 101 and quote the number relating to the incident. Alternatively report anonymously via Crimestoppers online or 0800 555 111. To report a crime, call 101 or 999 in an emergency. We cannot currently take reports of crime via email
Crime - Theft
08/07/2019 17:15
ASHTON COMMON, STEEPLE ASHTON, (ED13) Between the 8th and 29th June offenders have stolen a males and a females electric bicycles from an unsecured shed.

Crime - Drug Offence
09/07/2019 14:44
PRIMROSE DRIVE, MELKSHAM, (ED11) On the 9th July Police responded to a report of youths smoking cannabis in the play park on Primrose Drive. On arrival, a large group of youths dispersed with one youth acting particularly suspiciously. He was followed, stopped and searched in Dorset Crescent. The youth had a large quantity of cannabis wraps and several hundred pounds in cash. A further search of the suspects’ home was authorised, from which more drugs and cash were found and seized. The youth, from Melksham, was released RUI (Released under Police Investigation).

Crime – Vehicle offences
09/07/2019 16:16
CRANESBILL ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Between the 5th and 9th July an offender has stolen a push along scooter from a bike shed.

Crime – Vehicle offences
09/07/2019 22:34
DICK LOVETT, COMMERCE WAY, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Police were alerted to a break-in at the Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover garage in Melksham on 9th July by a CCTV operator shortly after 10.30pm. A man had been spotted in Hampton Park West site trying the door handles of cars and removing parts from the vehicles. Officers attended the scene and spotted a man standing on top of a Land Rover Discovery in the rear compound. The man was seen to jump the fence along with a second man. Both ran off and were detained after a short foot chase involving Police Dog Lorrie who detained one of the men in a stand-off position. A search of the perimeter of the site was carried out and a number of high value vehicle parts were located. These had been removed from vehicles within the compound and included headlights, rear light clusters, grills and tow bars. A further search was carried out on a vehicle parked nearby in Semington Road, and numerous items were located including tools and vehicle parts. A 22-year-old man and a 40-year-old man from Kent were both arrested on suspicion of theft and have since been released on bail pending further enquiries. 

Crime –Criminal Damage
10/07/2019 18:42
SKYLARK ROAD, MELKSHAM,  (ED11) At around 2300 hours offenders have thrown eggs at a property causing some staining to the outside of the property.

Crime –Criminal Damage
10/07/2019 19:00
BOWERHILL, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Offenders overnight on the 9th July have smashed plant pots, ornaments, cut plants down and broken paving slabs in a community picnic area.

Crime –Criminal Damage
11/07/2019 15:11
PLAY AREA, HORNCHURCH ROAD, BOWERHILL, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Between the 9th – 11th July offenders have cause damage to the play area of the park. The damage cause was the slide ripped off and evidence of small fires have been burnt on the rubber safety surface.

Crime –Criminal Damage
11/07/2019 15:42
THE FRIARS, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Sometime between the 9th – 10th July offenders have caused damage to glass panel in a front door of a property.

Crime - Burglary Business
12/07/2019 07:14
BANK STREET, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Overnight on the 11th July offenders have broken into a disused property and stolen a large quantity of tools.

Crime - Drug Offence
13/07/2019 01:30
HAMPTON PARK, A350, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Officers on patrol at 0130 hours on the 13th July stop checked a driver of a vehicle due to the manner of driving. The occupants were subject to a S23 drugs search and both found to have a quantity of Cannabis on their person. A male in his 20’s from Norfolk was arrested on suspicion of possession of class B, Cannabis and a male in his teens from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of possession of class B with intent to supply, assault Police and Obstruct Police. Both were later released RUI (Under Police Investigation). The vehicle was also seized and removed from the roads as suspected as being involved in crime.

Crime – Criminal Damage
13/07/2019 08:55
BANK STREET, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Overnight on the 12th July an offender has caused a large crack in the front main door and also caused a significant crack/impact mark in one of the front main windows to a property.

Crime – Arson and Criminal Damage
13/07/2019 04:35
UNION STREET, MELKSHAM, (ED11) At around 0420 hours an offender was seen to be damaging car wing mirrors in Union Street spotted damaging a wing mirror on a parked vehicle. Offender was described as male wearing a hooded top which was dark on the bottom half, light on the top half.

Crime - Theft
14/07/2019 15:59
EDINGTON ROAD, STEEPLE ASHTON, (ED13) Overnight on the 13th July offenders have gained entry to a compound by cutting through the fence. They have then removed the passenger side window from a van and stolen it along with the rubber seal. They have also stolen various components from the engine.

Crime - Theft
15/07/2019 08:03
CHURCH STREET, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Overnight on the 14th July an offender has stolen an empty blue plastic flower basket from outside of the front door of a property

Crime - Theft
15/07/2019 09:49
TOWER ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Overnight on the 14th July an offender has removed front number plate from one Ford Transit Tipper truck.
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