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** Community Impactive Crimes **

Please find below details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred between Monday 30th October and Sunday 5th November in the Trowbridge area.


Burglary                 01/11/2023

Lamplighters Walk - Unknown person was heard trying door handles within the vicinity. No entry gained to any property, and nothing reported to have been stolen.


  • Most burglaries are opportunistic.
  • Always close and lock doors and windows when you go out - even if just for a short time - and when you go to bed at night. Don't forget doors into garages and conservatories.
  • Make sure your locks and security measures comply with your insurance requirements.
  • Keeps keys, including shed and car keys, in a place where they're not visible to anyone looking in. Don't leave keys in the door, and never hide a spare key outside.
  • Keep valuables hidden and not visible from windows.
  • Take photographs of your valuable items for insurance purposes and keep them with your policy.
  • Window locks and visible burglar alarms can act as a deterrent to criminals.
  • Never leave packaging from new goods visible with your general rubbish. Criminals may see it and target your property.
  • Draw curtains in the evening and leave your lights on a timer switch if you're going out.
  • Never give your keys to anyone you do not know well. Change locks in a new property so that you know exactly who has the keys.
  • Never keep large amounts of cash in the house.
  • Consider keeping expensive jewellery, house deeds and other important item in a home safe, anchored to the brick work.

    Traffic                 02/11/2023

    Bradley Road - Vehicle stopped by police and driver failed a road side breath test.


    A 51 year old male from the Devizes area has been charged with ;

    Drive a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit

    Drive whilst disqualified

    Use a motor vehicle without insurance

    He is due to appear before Salisbury Magistrates Court on the 24th November 2023.


    Theft                 03/11/2023

    Bythesea Road - Bicycle which was left locked and secured has been stolen. Damaged lock left behind.


  • When parking away from home make sure your bike is locked to a heavy piece of street furniture and where possible with the lock or chain off of the floor.
  • At home, lock bicycles in a secure garage or shed if you have one, using a good quality U-lock or chain and padlock to a ground anchor.
  • Mark your bicycle frame with your postcode in two separate locations if possible, one of which should be hidden.
  • Take a photograph of your bicycle and keep it with the insurance details.
  • Make a note of the make, model and serial number.

    Please note that whilst there have been other community impactive incidents that have occurred, I have not mentioned these as they have either already been reported separately by Trowbridge Police via the media or we are unable to provide details due to ongoing investigations.


    If there is anything else that you would like to see sent out via community messaging, then please do not hesitate to let me know.




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    Charly Chilton
    (Police, Sergeant, Trowbridge CPT)

    Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials