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** Community Impactive Crimes **

Please find below details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred between Monday 6th November and Sunday 13th November in the Trowbridge area.


Burglary                20/10/2023 - 15/11/2023

Westbourne Gardens - Entry gained to property whilst owner was away. 

A number of items of jewellery stolen from within.


  • 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.

    Consider registering expensive items with a forensic marking company such as SmartWater - www.smartwater.com or SelectaDNA


    Traffic                13/11/2023

    A350 - Vehicle stopped and driver found to have no valid license or insurance.

    40 year old male from the Trowbridge area was issued with a Traffic Offence Report and the vehicle was subsequently seized.


    Charges :


    12/11/2023 - A 19 year old male from the Trowbridge area was arrested after an RTC in Bradford on Avon. He initially failed to stop at the scene, and when located by police a short time later, failed a road side breath test. He has been charged and will appear before Salisbury Magistrates Court on the 5th December 2023.


    Please note that whilst there may 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 our media channels 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