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CRIME UPDATES (MELKSHAM) – 23/03/20 – 30/03/20
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 – Vehicle offences
23/03/2020 18:08
BACK LANE, GREAT HINTON, (ED13) Between the 19th-23rd March offenders have stolen around 25 Gallons of Red Diesel from a tractor.

Crime – Criminal Damage
24/03/2020 04:01
SAVERNAKE AVENUE, MELKSHAM, (ED11) At around 0400 hours a resident was woken up by sounds of someone banging on the garden gate. Damage to the garden gate was discovered in the morning. No persons seen.

Transport - Road related offence
24/03/2020 23:36
A350, WESTERN WAY, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Officers on patrol carried out a stop check on a vehicle. Enquiries led them to suspect the male was drink driving, the male then failed to provide a specimen of breath. He was arrested for fail to provide. Jaroslan FALAK, 38, of Malvern Close, Melksham was later released and charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath. He will appear at Salisbury Mags on the 24th April.

Crime – Arson and Criminal Damage
25/03/2020 17:09
MILLENNIUM RIVERSIDE WALK, MELKSHAM (ED11) An offender via unknown means has killed a swan. They have also taken eggs from the nest and smashed them. We have put out a Facebook appeal however we are keeping an open mind as to whether this may have been an incident with a fox or another animal. Enquiries continue.

Crime Related Incident – Criminal Damage
24/03/2020 12:23
WOODROW ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Offenders have caused damage to crops in a field due to riding on scrambler bikes through it.

Crime - Burglary Residential (Dwelling)
26/03/2020 14:04
CORSHAM ROAD, WHITLEY, (ED12) Between the 5th and 20th March offenders have drilled the lock for the patio doors to gain entry to a property. Jewellery has been stolen from within.

Crime - Burglary Business and Community
27/03/2020 12:44
MELKSHAM OAK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, (ED12) suspects have gained entry to the school gym by the fire exit - no damage caused and nothing has been taken.

Crime - Drug Offence
28/03/2020 18:36
QUEENSWAY, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Following Police attending the location following reports of possible drug dealing, a male (from Melksham) was stopped and search for drugs. A small quantity of Class A drugs were discovered. Enquiries are ongoing at this time.

Transport - Road related offence
30/03/2020 00:08
A350, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Officers on routine patrol stopped a vehicle. They suspected the male driver was under the influence of drugs. The male failed a roadside drug swipe test and was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. The male, from Melksham was later released RUI (Under Police Investigation)

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Lee Pelling (Police, Neighbourhood PC, CPT Trowbridge)

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