Crime Updates

Alert message sent 01/12/2019 18:03:00

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Good evening,

Please find below, details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred between 18th and 24th November in the Trowbridge area.

54190115320 – Between 18th and 20th November, a suspect has entered a locked car by unknown means whilst it was parked on Stallard Street, Trowbridge. No sign of forced entry on keyless entry car. The glovebox was left wide open with the contents strewn over the car and cash was stolen.

54190116316 – at 2028 hours on 22nd November, Paul GUMM, age 40 from Lyneham Way, Trowbridge was arrested for possessing an axe at The Greyhound pub, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge. Has been charged with being in charge of a vehicle whilst unfit through drink and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates Court on 13/12/19.

54190115885 – Shortly after midnight on 22nd November, suspect has stolen medication from the victim’s personal bag while shopping in Tesco Extra, County Way, Trowbridge.

Personal Safety when out and about

When out shopping :
Never leave your bags unattended, particularly on shopping trollies and be aware of people around you at all times.
Carry your bag close to you with the clasp facing inwards.
Keep it zipped up, and make sure your wallet or purse can’t be seen.
Avoid carrying valuables or large amounts of cash and spread your possessions about. For example, consider keeping your mobile phone separate from your keys and your store or credit cards separate from your purse.
Finally, never carry PIN numbers with any cards.

54190116328 – During the day on 22nd November, suspect(s) have entered a house on Allen Road, Trowbridge via an unlocked back door. Once inside a tidy search was made and a Playstation, computer and two watches have been taken.

Home Security

Most burglaries are opportunistic.
Always close and lock doors and windows when you go out – even if just for a short time – and when you go to bed at night. Don’t forget doors into garages and conservatories.
Make sure your locks and security measures comply with your insurance requirements.
Join or start a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. Membership of a scheme is a proven deterrent to burglars.
Keep keys, including shed and car keys, in a place where they’re not visible to anyone looking in. Don’t leave keys in the door, and never hide a spare key outside.
Keep valuables hidden and not visible from windows.
Take photographs of your valuable items for insurance purposes and keep them with your policy.
Window locks and visible burglar alarms can act as a deterrent to criminals.
Never leave packaging from new goods visible with your general rubbish. Criminals may see it and target your property.
Draw curtains in the evening and leave your lights on a timer switch if you’re going out.
Never give your keys to anyone you do not know well. Change locks in a new property so that you know exactly who has the keys.
Never keep large amounts of cash in the house.
Consider keeping expensive jewellery, house deeds and other important items in a home safe, anchored to the brick work.
Register valuable items free of charge with www.immobilise.com, a property register that helps police identify your property and catch criminals.

Consider registering expensive items with a forensic marking company such as SmartWater – www.smartwater.com .

54190116767 – At 1633 hours on 24th November, Robert DAVIS, aged 52 from St Annes Close, Southwick was stopped driving on Frome Road, Trowbridge and has been charged with the offence of driving a motor vehicle above the legal alcohol limit and appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court on 25/11/19 receiving a disqualification from driving.

54190115173 – Overnight on the 19th November, the fuel cap has been pulled off of a box van using force and the entire tank has been siphoned by unknown means. This has occurred at The Dunkirk Business Park, Southwick.

Can I please remind you all that crimes need to be reported via 101, we are unable to take reports via email.

Many thanks,

PC 2281 Sarah Fawcett - Temporary Trowbridge Community Coordinator
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Sarah Fawcett (Police, T/Community Co-ordinator, West Wiltshire CPT)

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