Good Afternoon, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 19th November. Unhappily, there have been quite a few incidents this week and I'm sorry that the report is unusually lengthy:
High Street, Needingworth – The rear number plate of a Peugeot car, left parked on Needingworth High Street, was unscrewed and stolen during the night of Tuesday 13th / Wednesday 14th November. No other damage was caused. (Ref 35/44798/18)
The Heath, Bluntisham – The recycling centre on Bluntisham Heath Road was broken into and burgled during the night of Tuesday 13th / Wednesday 14th November. The thieves broke in at the main gate by driving a vehicle through it, then stole between 10 and 15 old car batteries. Police hope that the crime will have been recorded by the CCTV system. (Ref 35/44859/18)
High Street, Needingworth – Both number plates were stolen from a car that was left parked on Needingworth High Street between mid-afternoon on Wednesday 14th and lunchtime on Thursday 15th November. (Ref 35/45184/18)
High Street, Needingworth – A business on High Street, Needingworth, was burgled during the night of Thursday 15th / Friday 16th November. Thieves got away with a quantity of vehicle parts but no damage was caused to the property. (Ref 35/45416/18)
Station Road, Bluntisham – Police, fire and recovery services were called to an incident on Station Road, Bluntisham, late on Friday evening, 16th November, in which a single car had left the road and ended up on its roof in a ditch. An ambulance was also called but was later cancelled when it was clear that no-one had been hurt. Police closed the road for a time whilst the incident was dealt with. (Ref CC-16112018-0485)
Somersham Road, Colne – One metal shipping container was broken into and three others that were unlocked were entered by intruders, at a site on Somersham Road, Colne, at some time between Wednesday 7th and Saturday 17th November. However, it is not thought that anything was stolen. (Ref 35/45658/18)
Somersham Road, Colne – Thieves entered an agricultural compound on Somersham Road, Colne, and stole tools, feed and electric fencing equipment from barns during the night of Friday 16th / Saturday 17th November. (Ref 35/45662/18)
School Road, Earith – Police are investigating the theft of a disc-cutter worth several hundred pounds from an address on School Road, Earith, that happened on Saturday 17th November. (Ref 35/45723/18)
Earith Road, Colne – Police are investigating several recent thefts at an address on Earith Road, Colne, reported on Saturday 17th November:
- Three fuel tanks full of petrol were stolen from three lorries (Ref 35/45770/18);
- A shed was broken into and animal feed was stolen (Ref 35/45782/18);
- Hay and animal feed were stolen from a barn in October (Ref 35/45779/18).
East Street, Colne – Thieves broke into a shed in the garden of a house on East Street, Colne, at some time during the night of Friday 16th / Saturday 17th November. A padlock on the shed door was broken off and a number of small items were stolen from inside. (Ref 35/45785/18)
Needingworth Road, Bluntisham – A farm building on Needingworth Road, Bluntisham, was broken into during the night of Saturday 17th / Sunday 18th November, when thieves smashed down the door and then stole tools worth several hundred pounds. (Ref 35/45942/18)
Earith – A thief stole a mobile phone that had been left on the table of a public house in Earith, late on Saturday evening, 17th November. It is hoped that CCTV cameras may have recorded the theft taking place. (Ref 35/46002/18)
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