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CRIME UPDATE (MELKSHAM) – 15/07/19 – 22/07/19
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 – Criminal Damage
15/07/2019 11:41
WEAVERS CROFTS, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Between 1800-2010 hours on the 14th July an offender has damaged the off side front door of a parked and unattended vehicle.

Crime – Miscellaneous crimes (Road Traffic)
15/07/2019 20:48
WAVERLEY GARDENS, MELKSHAM, (ED11) *As per Press release* A 23-year-old man from Southwick was arrested after a vehicle failed to stop for officers. Officers were made aware of a Ford Focus travelling along Snowberry Lane, Melksham. The vehicle is believed to have been involved in a number of thefts around the Melksham and Calne areas. Officers followed the vehicle as it travelled from the direction of Calne towards Melksham and a short pursuit was authorised. The vehicle was seen to drive the wrong side of the road at the Hampton Park roundabout and at excess speed before crashing on the canal bridge. A man was detained at the scene by officers and was arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle, failing to stop for officers and dangerous driving, and the vehicle was seized. PC Derek Buswell said: “The driving displayed by the driver during this short pursuit not only fell below the standard you would expect of a competent and considerate driver, but it was downright dangerous. Had there been any pedestrians on the bridge, which there often is, they would have been seriously injured.  It is extremely fortunate that nobody was seriously injured as a result of the driver’s actions.” Michael Kibble, aged 23, of Southwick, was released and charged with two counts of making off without payment, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, failing to stop a vehicle when required by an officer, possession of a class B drug and using a vehicle without insurance. He is due to appear in Salisbury Magistrates Court on August 2. He was released with no further action in relation to the theft of a vehicle offence.

Crime - Burglary Business
16/07/2019 13:13
BRADFORD ROAD, MELKSHAM,  (ED11) between 0900-1000 hours on the 15th July 2 male offenders in a White VW Transporter vehicle have gained entry to two shipping containers and stolen various power tools. 1 x Trench Compactor, 1 x Plate Compactor, 1x small Plate Compactor, 1 x Disc Cutter, 1 x Petrol Strimmer, 1 x Petrol Generator, 1 x Floor Saw, 1 x 5 ton Breaker,  1 x Cable Avoidance Tool

Crime - Burglary Business
18/07/2019 21:08
BANK STREET, MELKSHAM,  (ED11) At around 0400 hours on the 14th July a suspect male has broken into a shed to the rear of a property and has stolen vodka,  24 cans of coca cola and toilet roll.

Crime – Criminal Damage
19/07/2019 11:15
CHURCH STREET, STEEPLE ASHTON, (ED13) Overnight on the 30th June a suspect has caused damage to a Brick pillar/wall entrance to a property by unknown means. Possibly a fail to stop/report RTC.

Crime - Theft
20/07/2019 15:47
BLENHEIM PARK, BOWERHILL, (ED12) Sometime on the 20th July a suspect has stolen a hose pipe from outside of a property.

Crime – Possession of Weapon
21/07/2019 15:40
SNARLTON LANE, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Following a report of a disorder, the Police attended and located an intoxicated male in possession of a knuckle duster weapon. The Male in his 30’s from Melksham was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon. He was later released and given an Adult Caution for the offence.
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