Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 19th November:
Ansley Way – A house on Ansley Way was broken into and burgled at some time between Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November whilst the owner was absent. Thieves broke in by breaking a window to get into the kitchen and left having caused more damage to patio doors and with stolen items of jewellery. (Ref 35/44956/18)
The Pavement – A lady’s purse was stolen from her bag whilst she was shopping on The Pavement in St Ives town centre at lunchtime on Friday 16th November. After visiting a baker’s and a café, she found that the purse, which contained cash and cards amongst other items, had gone from her bag. (Ref 35/45485/18)
Warner Park – Police received several calls reporting antisocial behaviour by a group of three males who were seen drinking, shouting, swearing and playing loud music around the town on Friday 16th November. Mid-afternoon they were in Warners Park behaving in a disorderly manner and were spoken to by police officers about their behaviour. One of the group left when requested to do so but the remaining two continued to cause a disturbance and were arrested for Public Order offences. (Ref 35/46092/18)
The Pavement – Thieves stole a lady’s purse whilst she was shopping in the town centre at around midday on Saturday 17th November. The victim remembers being bumped into by a stranger whilst she was in a clothes shop and then found that her purse had gone when she wanted to pay for an item at the till. (Ref 35/45700/18)
Market Hill – A gentleman’s wallet was stolen from the basket of his mobility scooter whilst he was shopping on Market Hill at lunchtime on Saturday 17th November. The victim did not notice anybody taking the wallet but a bank card from the wallet was later used to fraudulently obtain goods at a shop in Huntingdon. (Ref 35/45730/18)
Fairfields – Police were notified by the Fire Brigade that they had been called to deal with a blaze on open ground at the junction of Fairfields and Needingworth Road, where a pile of leaves had been deliberately set on fire, on Sunday afternoon, 18th November. (Ref CC-18112018-0270)
An item of good news!
A PCSO was able to return a lost wallet to its rightful owner when it was found and given to her by a shop worker in St Ives town centre this morning, Tuesday 20th November. Fortunately, the wallet contained identifying documents and with a bit of research the owner’s address was discovered and the wallet was dropped round to his house.
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