Good morning readers,
For those of you that have not seen my blog before, this is where I tell where I have been and what I have been up within your area over the last month. It may seem that I have not mentioned your particular area or village, which does not mean that I have not visited or taken you into account, it means that you have been visited by another PCSO working from St. Neots whom I share your area with.
I shall start with some good news, thanks to eagle eyed residents in Brington, a stolen vehicle has been recovered and the owner notified. It’s always rewarding to be able to return stolen property to its rightful owner. Many thanks to the residents responsible for reporting it.
In Stonely, 3 sheds have been broken into at the beginning of the month and a trailer stolen. If you have any information or saw anything suspicious, please call 101 or Crime Stoppers. All information is treated with confidentiality. Also in Stonely, number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked on the drive. Number plates have also been stolen in Grafham and Catworth. This is becoming increasingly popular and we urge the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately.
In Old Weston, a vehicle was stolen off the drive last week. Rural villages are particularly susceptible to these sorts of crime as they are tucked out of the way and lots of routes in and out that they can quickly disappear down. Someone may have seen something, a dog walker or a jogger. No matter how trivial you think your information, please call if you think you can help.
For some good news in Grafham, our wonderful Speed Watch volunteers have been out in all weathers to make the village a safer place. Unfortunately, they have been targeted by one driver who takes exception to obeying the law on speed. This driver repeatedly sped through the village at an excessive speed and was given by me, a letter explaining that if he got caught again, he would face a penalty. I explained it all very carefully, that his behaviour would not be tolerated and that he must not speed. He was rather upset at being told this, so went out of his way to target the volunteers and frighten them with his driving. I can now confirm that this week he has been issued a formal Section 59 warning (Police Reform Act 2002), which states that if a vehicle this individual is driving is used to cause harassment Alarm, or Distress to the public then it can be seized. It lasts for 12 months so hopefully this driver will learn his lesson and drive in a safer manner through the beautiful village of Grafham, or risk losing his vehicle. The warning applies the the driver himself as well as his vehicle, so he is not able to circumvent this warning by using a different vehicle. I would like to place on record my thanks to the Speed watch volunteers for their dedication in making the village a safer place, and to show that it is not a waste of their time doing what they do, and they can get amazing results. Job well done guys!
In Ellington this week we have had a report of a man hiding in someone’s back garden, he ran off when the owner appeared. Again, please be vigilant on these dark nights. Do not attempt to confront someone, but call 999 immediately. The resident was shaken, but unhurt. Please talk with your neighbours if you are going away, let them know that you will be gone and if they see or hear anything suspicious to call the Police straight away.
Stats – 3 reports of ASB nuisance; 3 vehicle nuisance reports, and 1 concern for welfare/missing. There have been many reports of vehicles broken into and fuel syphoned off in the lay-bys on the A14 at Ellington. If you have any information, please call 101 or Crime stoppers.
Many thanks for your continued support, Be safe out there.
Sent on behalf of PCSO 7230 Dawn Hodgson