Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –
Here is our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, reported to police during the period 5th to 11th January:
Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police received calls reporting four men and three dogs in a silver off-road vehicle hare-coursing on land off Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Friday morning, 5th January. The vehicle had left the fields, last seen heading towards Chatteris, when a police patrol arrived to search the area. (Ref CC-05012018-0141)
Colne Road, Somersham – An outbuilding at a house on Colne Road, Somersham, was broken into at some time between midday on Friday 5th, and mid-afternoon on Saturday 6th January, by intruders who prised a padlock off the door in order to get inside. However, it does not appear that anything was stolen. (Ref CF0012750118)
Fen Road, Pidley – Police received a report of suspected hare-coursers in two off-road vehicles on land near Fen Road, Pidley, late on Sunday afternoon, 7th January. Police issued an alert to Countryside Watch, and a patrol was dispatched to the area, but due to the darkness was unable to locate anything suspicious. (Ref CC-07012018-0290)
Earith Road, Colne – Intruders attempted to break in to a garden workshop at a house on Earith Road, Colne, on Tuesday evening, 9th January, by smashing a rear window. Bars inside the window prevented the offenders from getting inside, however, they then smashed the back windscreen of a silver Vauxhall car parked nearby, before leaving the property. It is thought that the intruders came across fields to the isolated location. (Refs CF0017340118 and CF0017400118)
St Ives Road, Somersham – Thieves broke in to a construction site on St Ives Road, Somersham, at some time on Wednesday afternoon, 10th January, forced open a locked metal cage and stole items of heavy construction equipment including digger buckets and a hydraulic breaker. (Ref CF0019720118)
And Finally…..Police Funding Survey by the Police and Crime Commissioner
The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough would like your opinion on a proposal to increase the policing part of the Council Tax by £1 per month per household (for a typical Band D property) as a means of increasing funding for the police – the money would go directly to supporting frontline policing in the County.
If you have not already done so, would you let the Commissioner know your views by completing the short survey? You can find it by following this link:
Thank you very much!
To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:
As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using any of these methods:
- the '101' non-emergency telephone number;
- the on-line web-chat tool on the new Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site - click on the green icon;
- Alternatively, you can use 'Crimestoppers' to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form.
In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use '999'.
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station