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Recent Crime and Incidents
Update of Crimes/Incidents throughout Wiltshire affecting Farms, Horse owners, Yards and Rural areas.


11/03/2022 13:51
Unknown suspect has entered RP's yard, by unknown means, and stolen a small bike and a caravan battery.
Description & serial of bike to follow.
Approx value of combined items £300-£500
Winterbourne Gunner

12/03/2022 16:03
Unknown suspect has entered unsecured stable and used an implement to prise open a secure tack locker and stolen items from within. Albion K2 saddle, Prestige Bridle, Bates saddle
Horse washer with gas boiler TVO approx £6500
Whiteparish Salisbury

01/03/2022 19:55
Unknown suspects have climbed on to the IP’s garage roof and cut a hole in it to gain entry to the garage. Once inside the garage they used some of the IP’s tools to try and force the trailer open which contained his moto cross bikes.

03/03/2022 11:00
Unknown suspect has stolen a series of generator cables from the back of an arctic trailer which in total value around £2000.

07/03/2022 10:28
Unknown suspect has stolen alloy wheels tvo £100 from a trailer.
Wilton Salisbury

14/03/2022 22:09
Unknown suspect has been seen on CCTV to enter the yard and selects items as he wanders around. He goes from the yard to the toilet to several empty stables before the leaves whit goods which he doesn't pay for
Sutton Veny

08/03/2022 09:27
Suspects have been seen driving across farmland at night, which they did not have permission to be on, they had dogs with them. Upon checking the land in daylight, they have driven through a hedgerow causing damage and minor damage caused to crops they have driven over.
Ogbourne St Andrew

09/03/2022 12:57
Unknown suspects have smashed a gate and gained access to agricultural land, believed for the purpose of hare coursing. Large amount of damage caused to crops in two fields TVO  £1000

12/03/2022 23:37
Unknown suspects have hit a padlock on a gate at location with a hammer and have cut chain. Farm is intact and no property taken.
Hodson Swindon

15/03/2022 17:30
Unknown suspects have been throwing rocks at the shed nearby farm.

21/03/2022 15:48
The RP has come to work after the weekend to discover fire damage to a heritage site, around half a metre in diameter, damaging archaeology below the surface.

21/03/2022 08:02
A variety of plant machinery and tools have been stolen from a shed, possible multiple IP's
Firsdown, Salisbury

News and Updates from Rural Crime Team:

We have secured significant funding for thermal imaging scopes, long range/hi-power torches and binoculars which we anticipate will significantly increase our capability against hare coursers.
There were several non-dwelling burglaries in the east and north east of the county and we have been sharing intelligence with neighbouring forces, increased our own patrols and also taken part in days of action with Amesbury/Salisbury CPTs, Hampshire and Thames Valley police.
There has been a marked drop off in the reports of hare coursing, we have had several arrests, dog and vehicle seizures across the season, and we would hope that is down to our relentless pursuit of those involved. We have also been involved in raising awareness of the issue via national media outlets in the TV and print media.
Crime Prevention Advice

Never leave your bag unattended, particularly on shopping trollies and be aware of people around you
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 large amounts of cash and spread your possessions about
Never carry PIN numbers with any cards.

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Tracy Ince (Police, Watch Coordinator, HQ)

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