Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting the St Ives area, reported to police during the period 6th to 12th February:
Houghton Road – Thieves broke in and burgled a house on Houghton Road at some time between Thursday 1st and Tuesday 6th February, whilst the owners were away. They got in by forcing the hinges on rear patio doors, then carried out a search and left having stolen cash and items of jewellery. Police are carrying out house-to-house enquiries at neighbouring properties as part of the investigation. (Ref CF0072120218)
Laburnum Way – The front windscreen of a car left parked on the driveway of its owner's house on Laburnum Way was smashed, possibly with a hammer, at some time overnight on Tuesday 6th / Wednesday 7th February. The victim has checked with neighbours, but no-one has reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref CF0072210218)
Market Hill – Police received a call from a lorry driver trying to make a delivery to a public house on Market Hill on Wednesday afternoon, 7th February, but who was unable to do so owing to cars parked illegally in the loading bays nearby. A local officer was dispatched and a fixed penalty notice was issued to one car, whilst the owner of another was located in the pub and told to move his vehicle. (Ref CC-07022018-0216)
Knight’s Way – There was an attempted break-in at a house under construction on a building site at Knight’s Way at some time during the night of Thursday 8th / Friday 9th February. Intruders attempted to force open patio doors at the back of the house, but although damage was caused the doors remained secure and no entry was made. (Ref CF0076830218)
Ramsey Road – Police received a call at 5:00 am on Friday 9th February from a CCTV operator who had seen a man behaving suspiciously around cars on Ramsey Road, ducking down and appearing to be interfering with their door handles. However, all was quiet when a police patrol arrived 10 minutes later and checked the area. (Ref CC-09022018-0048)
Gainsborough Drive – Police were called to a house on Gainsborough Drive at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening, 10th February, following a report of two suspicious males thought to be trying to break in to the house or a garden shed. No-one matching the descriptions was found when officers arrived and searched the area, however police were called back a few hours later to investigate torch lights seen in the garden and noises coming from the shed. However, all was quiet when the area was searched again. (Refs CC-10022018-0361 and CC-11022018-0002)
Bure Close – Police received a call at just after 8:30 am on Sunday 11th February, reporting a taxi parked across the pavement on Bure Close, causing an obstruction and forcing pedestrians and a wheelchair user to have to go into the road to avoid it. The taxi firm was contacted and the vehicle was moved. (Ref CC-11022018-0090)
Lost and Found:
Found – Station Road, Monday evening, 12th February – An ‘Appollo Evade’ bicycle, red white and blue, with a bell and red brake cables. To be handed in to St Ives Police Station.
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