Local Impactive Crimes 26th July to 1st August 2021 - WESTBURY

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Warminster Community Area


Local Impactive Crimes 26th July to 1st August 2021

Please find below a summary of local impactive crimes, considered suitable for public dissemination, within the Warminster Community Area.

If you can provide information for any of the crimes, please call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting the relevant reference number.

Emergencies/Crimes in progress must be reported using 999. Non-emergency police matters can be reported using 101.



Officers from our Dog Section have been able to safely capture a Japanese Akita dog that was reported by a member of the public to be running free in Swaledale Road area of Warminster in the early hours today (01/08).
The animal, which was showing some aggression, appeared to be without its owner and has been taken into the care of a local vet.
Fortunately, the dog has been microchipped and we have been able to trace details of the registered owner and will attempt to locate them today.
If you think this may be your dog please call us on 101 quoting log 57 of today (01/08)

Excess speed is one of the fatal four factors that increase the risk of road users being significantly injured or killed if involved in a road traffic collision.
The other fatal four offences include drink-driving, driving whilst using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.
Exceeding the speed limit makes it harder for a vehicle to stop safely and reduces the driver's reaction time.
Inspector Mark Freeman, from the Road Policing Team, said: “We know that Speeding is one of the causations of fatal and serious injury collisions.
“Nationally around 1700 people are killed on the nation’s roads each year, and here in Wiltshire that figure is around 30 people per year.
“Across Wiltshire we have a mixture of rural and busy road networks. The specified speed limits on these roads are to help safeguard drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users, who all want to travel safely.
“In the last 18 months during the pandemic and in periods of lockdown we have seen examples of people doing dangerous speeds on our roads, thinking that the quieter times meant it was safe to exceed the speed limit.
“Please think before you speed. It is never acceptable, it will only save a matter of minutes, and it places the driver and others a risk.
“You may end up with a prosecution or the consequences could be much worse.”
During the campaign which ends on Sunday 8 August, officers will be speaking to drivers to highlight the risks of speeding, informing them of the consequences that driving above the speed limit can have and enforcing the law.
Inspector Freeman added: “I know that many members of the public share our concerns about speeding. These can be reported. If you witness speeding taking place and it is ongoing call 999, but only if it is safe to do so.
“You can also report online. Not all these reports will end in a conviction, but it does help us to build a picture of the activity on our roads and identify those vehicles regularly disregarding the speed limits.”
Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Kieran Kilgallen said: “Great strides have been made to improve the way roads in Wiltshire are policed.
“This has included funding a new traffic enforcement officer and camera equipment whilst ensuring that road safety is prioritised in the current police and crime plan and working with partners to ensure a joined-up approach.
“Enforcement is a small part of tackling road safety – education and engagement with our communities is right at the centre of what we are doing.
“We know that the majority of motorists are driving safely and responsibly, but feedback from the public has told us that this is something they are concerned about and proactive work like this provides reassurance for our communities and a deterrent to those who may be tempted to drive dangerously."
Motorists caught speeding will face a fine, points on their licence or even court action.
To report urgent crime call 999, for everything else start online.

MOD reminds public to stay safe on the Defence Training estate during the summer holidays
MOD reminds public to #RespsectTheRange as a means of staying safe and being aware of the potential dangers of MOD training areas.

Reported time 28/07/2021 18:13
Occurrence between 28/07/2021 12:56 28/07/2021 12:56
ROSEFIELD WAY – Reporting person reporting he has witnessed a vehicle travelling at high-speed, then overtaking another moving car who was already about to overtake a parked car.
Reporting person states that his anti-collision alarm on his vehicle went off and he had to pull in swiftly to avoid hitting the vehicle.

Reported time 30/07/2021 08:27
Occurrence between 29/07/2021 16:30 29/07/2021 17:15
DARTMOOR ROAD – Reporting person noticed his car was sat at unusual angle and on checking has found a significant dent and the force of impact had shunted his vehicle. Offender did not stop to leave or exchange details.

Reported time 29/07/2021 23:47
Occurrence between 29/07/2021 22:00 29/07/2021 23:59
TINHEAD ROAD - Unknown male has tried to enter the Reporting person's home whilst in an intoxicated and confused state thinking that he was at home.

Reported time 29/07/2021 23:58
Occurrence between 29/07/2021 22:00 29/07/2021 23:59
WESTBURY ROAD - Unknown male has entered the Reporting person's property whist in an intoxicated and confused state thinking that he was at home.

Reported time 29/07/2021 01:28
Occurrence between 28/07/2021 21:00 28/07/2021 21:00
SANDALWOOD ROAD - Unknown suspects are repeatedly playing football and then kicking the ball into the Reporting person’s bins to try and get a reaction out of him. This has been going on for two years now.

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