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 report online at our website . We cannot currently take reports of crime via email
Crime - Drug Offence
BYRON CLOSE, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Two men were arrested after officers spotted a suspected drugs deal take place in Melksham. Officers from the Dedicated Crime Team were in the Byron Close area of the town at around 1pm when they saw an exchange take place between two people. A man was detained for a search to be carried out, and a quantity of cash and a mobile phone with evidence to suggest class A drug supply had been taking place, was seized. The man, an 18-year-old from Chippenham, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. Officers conducted further enquiries and then entered an address nearby where they located a quantity of individual wraps of drugs. The man was further arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class B drugs. The second man, an 18-year-old from Calne, was also searched and arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A and B drugs. If you suspect drug activity is taking place in your neighbourhood, please contact us on 101 and provide as much information as possible.
Crime – Possession of Weapon offences
MELKSHAM RAILWAY STATION, STATION ROAD, (ED11) A man was arrested after police were called to reports of someone with a knife at Melksham Railway Station. We received a number of calls at around 2.45pm on the 6th August about a man who had been acting in a threatening and aggressive manner and shouting at members of the public while waving a small knife around. Wiltshire Police officers attended the railway station and apprehended the man. A 44-year-old man from Devizes was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a bladed article. Superintendent Mark Sellers said: “These officers acted swiftly and bravely, putting themselves in potential danger to protect the public. “Thankfully nobody was injured and this incident was resolved safely but we know it could have been a very different story. “I would also like to commend the members of the public who called us, providing us with a detailed description of the suspect, while keeping themselves and others safe. “The incident will now be investigated by British Transport Police and they have appealed for witnesses. A spokesman said: "Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 328 of 06/08/19."
Crime – Criminal Damage
THE STRAND, STEEPLE ASHTON, (ED13) Offenders have driven through locked gates onto farm land. Possible Coursing or poaching.
Crime –Criminal Damage
CARETAKERS CLOSE, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Overnight an offender has damaged a rear passenger tyre with a sharp object on a parked and unattended vehicle.
Crime –Criminal Damage
LOWBOURNE, MELKSHAM, UK (KING GEORGE V PARK) (ED11) Offenders have damaged a hand rail in the park by removing the nuts and bolts. The have also moved paving slabs around causing damage.
Crime - Drug Offence
SANGSTER AVENUE, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Officers from our Dedicated Crime unit were on duty in the area of Sangster Avenue when they witnessed a drug deal. As a result they attended an address and arrested 3 males on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of class A drugs. The 3 men, 2 of whom were in their 20’s, and one in their 30’s all from the Melksham area were later released from custody RUI (Under Police Investigation).
Crime - Burglary Business
MARKET PLACE, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Offenders have forced entry to a derelict building via the fire door exit. Copper piping and copper cables gathered up and placed by the fire door.
Crime – Vehicle offences
CRANESBILL ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED12) An offender has gained entry to a parked and unattended car by unknown means and stolen a pair of Gucci glasses, £200 in cash and a key.
Crime - (theft)
MELKSHAM SERVICE STATION, SEMINGTON ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Two male suspects have come into the shop and taken a bottle of wine and a bottle of Strongbow without attempting to make payment. The males left and a description of them circulated. A short while later officers on patrol located and arrested 2 males on suspicion of theft. Both were later released and charged with theft. Terry CAVEN, 31 and Joseph AKERMAN, 29, both of Union Street, Melksham will appear at Salisbury Mags on the 4th Sept.
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Lee Pelling (Police, Constable, Wiltshire West Community Policing Team)