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** Community Impactive Crimes **

Please find below details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred between Monday 26th February and Sunday 3rd March in the Trowbridge area.


Theft of Bicycle                               26/02/2024

The Down - Unsecured bicycle has been stolen from rear garden of property.


Bicycle was recovered from a different address in Trowbridge. Enquiries are ongoing to identify the person responsible.


  • At home, lock bicycles and motorcycles 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.

    Burglary - Residential Unconnected Building              26/02/2024

    Ryeland Way - Damage caused in order to gain entry to garage. E-Bike stolen from within.


    Garden security is very important as the garden is an access point to your home.


  • Secure your garden with lockable gates and walls or substantial fencing. Thorny plants around the perimeter and trellis on top of fences make it harder for an intruder to access your garden.
  • Keep your ladder and garden tools locked away, as they can be used by burglars to access your home. Keeps tools inside if you do not have a garden shed.
  • Remember to lock garage and shed windows and doors. Use electronic shed alarms or padlock alarms to deter thieves.
  • Make sure any valuable items stored in sheds are well secured, to a ground / wall anchor where possible.
  • Store bins securely to prevent them from being used to access upstairs windows or flat roofs.
  • Outside security lighting can act as a deterrent for burglars.
  • Walking on gravel is noisy and this can help to deter intruders.

    Traffic                                                 01/03/2024

    Riverway - Officers attempted to stop a vehicle, which initially failed to stop for police. Vehicle finally stopped in Riverway, Trowbridge. Driver failed to provide at the roadside and was subsequently arrested.


    31 year old male from Bath has been arrested and charged with Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis and Possess a Controlled Drug - Class A. He has been bailed to appear before Salisbury Magistrates Court on 22nd March 2024.


    Charges / Convictions of Note


    In July 2023, Trowbridge NPT were successful in obtaining a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against a female in Lamplighters Walk, Trowbridge, following months of complaints relating to noise and verbal abuse.

    On Tuesday 27th February 2024, the same female was sentenced at Swindon Magistrates Court for 5 x Breach of CBO. She was sentenced to 38 weeks custodial, suspended for 18 months.


    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 NPT)

    Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials