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CRIME UPDATES (MELKSHAM) – 14/04/20 – 20/04/20
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 take reports of crime via email, Facebook or Community Messaging.
Crime - Burglary Business
14/04/2020 06:01
HIGH STREET, MELKSHAM,  (ED11) Overnight an attempt was made to enter a business premises, a rear upstairs window was smashed. No entry was gained and nothing believed to have been stolen.

Crime - Theft
14/04/2020 13:21
SAINSBURYS, BATH ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED11) A male offender attempted to steal 2 x bottles of Jack Daniels by concealing them in his jumper before leaving the store. He was confronted and detained by shop staff. Police attended and arrested the male on suspicion of shoplifting. Denroy THOMAS, 52, from Queens Crescent, Chippenham was charged and remanded for this and dealt with for other outstanding shoplifting offences. He was given a 12 week sentence (suspended for 18 months), a fine of £95 and placed on a TAG curfew for 3 months.

Crime –Criminal Damage
14/04/2020 14:16
MILLS ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED11) Between the 10th and 14th April an offender has smashed the rear window of a parked and unattended vehicle. The rim of the rear window has also been tampered with.

Crime – Vehicle offences
18/04/2020 14:03
HAWTHORN ROAD, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Overnight on the 17th April  suspect(s) have attempted to gain entry to the car by removing the seal around the windscreen causing a 6 inch crack in the glass.

Transport - Road related offence
19/04/2020 14:18
SANDRIDGE COMMON, MELKSHAM, (ED12) Officers on patrol conducted a routine vehicle stop check. In the course of enquiries, the driver male has stated he had been smoking cannabis earlier. A drug swipe test was conducted which has tested positive. The male arrested on suspicion of drug driving. The male, in his 20’s, from Melksham was later released RUI (Under Police Investigation)

Transport - Road related offence
19/04/2020 19:05
GOLDFINCH ROAD, MELKSHAM,(ED12) Officers on patrol conducted a routine vehicle stop check following erratic driving. The driver was suspected of drug driving, he was given a drug swipe test which tested positive. The male was then searched and found in possession of Cannabis. The male was arrested for possession of Class B and driving under the influence of drugs. The male, in his 30’s, from Melksham, was later released RUI (Under Police Investigation)
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