Crime Updates

Alert message sent 31/12/2019 15:47:00

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Good afternoon,

Please find below details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred between 16th – 22nd December in the Trowbridge area.

54190124250 – overnight on the 15/12/19 at Hoopers Pool, Southwick, a locked shed has been entered by jimmying the lock off. Nothing stolen from within. The same method has been used to jimmy off the metal clasp to a detached garage and a side window has been smashed. 2 x Stihl hedge cutters and 1 x Stihl chainsaw have been stolen.

54190125278, 54190125478, 54190125590 – overnight on the 18/12/19, 3 sheds were broken into on Lindon Place, Trowbridge. A padlock was smashed off of one, Nothing taken from any of these incidents.

54190124498 – overnight on the 16/12/19, a garage door has been forced on Islington, Trowbridge and wine and a cross bow stolen.

54190125299, 54190125302– also overnight on the 18th December, two garages were entered by the doors being forced open on Bradford Road and Park Street, Trowbridge causing damage. Nothing was taken.

54190125740 – overnight on the 19/12/19, the padlock has been sawn off of a detached garage on Frome Road, Trowbridge and the main door entered. Crates of beer have then been stolen along with work tools from within.

54190126628, 54190126635 – between 22nd and 23rd December, entry has been attempted to be gained into a garden shed and garage on Southfield, Southwick. Entry has also been gained into a workshop. The second report between the same dates relates to entry being gained into a garage on Wesley Close, Trowbridge via the side door.

Garden Security

Garden security is very important as the garden is an access point into your home.

Secure your garden with lockable gates and walls or substantial fencing. Thorny plants around the perimeter and trellis on top of fences make it harder for an intruder to access your garden.
Keep your ladder and garden tools locked away, as they can be used by burglars to access your home. Keep tools inside if you do not have a garden shed.
Remember to lock garage and shed windows and doors. Use electronic shed alarms or padlock alarms to deter thieves.
Make sure any valuable items stored in sheds are well-secured, to a ground / wall anchor where possible.
Store bins securely to prevent them from being used to access upstairs windows or flat roofs.
Outside security lighting can act as a deterrent for burglars.
Walking on gravel is noisy and this can help to deter intruders.

54190126118 – at 0156 hours on 21/12/19, Kenneth COOPER, age 45 years from Sandalwood Road, Westbury was stopped on Mortimer Street, Trowbridge following making off from a RTC. He has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when over the prescribed alcohol limit and is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates Court on 17/01/20.

54190126197 – between 19/12/19 and 21/12/19 on Southwick Road, Trowbridge, the back window of a motor home has been popped open whilst it was parked securely on the drive.  Entry has been gained to inside the motor home and a small heater has been disconnected by cutting the pipes, and removed from inside the motor home. 

54190126488  - At around 1820 hours on 22/12/19, two suspects have forced entry into a vehicle parked on Whiterow Park, Trowbridge by breaking the back window and have made off with tools from inside the van. Stolen was an Impact driver and 1 cordless drill, Hilti brands.

54190126641 – between the 20th and 23rd December on Orchard Drive, Southwick, entry has been gained into a works van parked on a private drive via unknown means and have made off with work tools.

Theft from Vehicles

Try to park somewhere open and well-lit.
Lock up – including the boot.
Remember to close the windows and sunroof.
Don’t leave anything on show in your car when you park – not even a coat or empty carrier bag.
If you have a removable sat nav, remove it and take it with you if possible. Remove the mounting, polish any marks off the windscreen and hide the cable and mounting.
Store car ownership information at home, not in your car.
Number plates are often stolen for criminal use. Use plates secured with anti-theft screws, available from car accessory stores.
Try not to store things in the boot.

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

Last week's crime updates will be sent out in the next few days.

Many thanks and Happy New Year,

PC 2281 Sarah Fawcett - Temporary Trowbridge Community Coordinator
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Sarah Fawcett (Police, Neighbourhood PC, CPT Trowbridge)

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