Good Afternoon, Hemingfords District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 2nd to 11th October. I’m sorry that this week’s report is a few days late and so covers a longer period:
Mill Street, Houghton – Two male suspects ran off after being challenged by a resident when they were seen climbing over a garden fence having attempted to steal logs from a storage heap behind a house on Mill Street, Houghton, on Tuesday afternoon, 2nd October. (Ref 35/34556/18)
Thicket Road, Houghton – Police received a report that fence-posts at a field adjoining Thicket Road, Houghton, had been uprooted and removed, possibly to be used as firewood, at some time between Wednesday 26th September and Wednesday 3rd October. (Ref 35/34827/18)
A14 Eastbound Hemingford Abbots – Thieves broke into a lorry parked up in a lay-by on the eastbound A14 at Hemingford Abbots at some time during the night of Wednesday 10th / Thursday 11th October, and stole two pallets of goods from inside. No-one has reported witnessing anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref 35/36638/18)
Potton Road, Hilton – Police received a report of hare-coursers active in a field off Potton Road, Hilton, on Sunday morning, 7th October. A blue off-road vehicle had been spotted with two men and a dog that had caught an animal, and was last seen driving out of the field and heading towards Papworth. A police patrol that had responded to a similar incident in Elsworth stopped to investigate, but the suspicious vehicle and its occupants had left the area. (Ref CC-07102018-0146)
A14 Eastbound Hemingford Abbots – Police were called to a collision involving four cars on the eastbound A14 at Hemingford Abbots on Monday morning, 8th October. Fortunately no-one was reported to be seriously injured and only one car needed to be towed away by recovery services. (Ref CC-08102018-0031)
Weir Road, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of a suspicious lorry seen in the Weir Road area of Hemingford Grey on Thursday lunchtime, 11th October. The lorry had branches and other vegetation in the back and it was thought that the occupants were cold-calling on houses and taking photographs of properties in the neighbourhood. However, the lorry had left when a police patrol checked the area. (Ref CC-11102018-0173)
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:
Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.
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