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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting the St Ives community, reported to police during the period 27th November to 4th December.
We do not usually include thefts from shops in these reports but do mention some of these incidents this week, to show another aspect of the work that police deal with:
The Pavement – A shop-lifter was witnessed stealing items from a food shop on The Pavement on Monday morning, 26th November. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/47835/18)
West Street – PCSOs issued 11 Fixed Penalty Notices for parking offences in the West Street area of St Ives on Tuesday morning, 27th November, following a report of cars parking illegally on double yellow lines and blocking the pavements. Officers will continue to monitor the situation on their patrols around the town. (Ref CC-27112018-0176)
The Quadrant – An unknown person caused significant damage to one of the doors of a company van whilst it was left in a car-park at The Quadrant on Wednesday morning, 28th November. (Ref 35/48385/18)
Station Road – A thief filled three carrier bags with meat at a shop on Station Road on Wednesday afternoon, 28th November, then left the premises without making any attempt to pay for the goods. Police hope that CCTV footage will help with the investigation. (Ref 35/48383/18)
St Ives – Police and Action Fraud, the UK centre for fraud and cyber-crime reporting, were notified of an incident on Wednesday 28th November in which an elderly St Ives resident was persuaded to part with several thousand pounds in a telephone scam. Unfortunately, the victim gave personal details to a caller pretending to represent an investment company, and subsequently money disappeared from his bank account. (Ref CC-28112018-0409)
The Pavement – A man was seen shoplifting from a clothes store on The Pavement at lunchtime on Thursday 29th November. He put a number of items into his bag but fled when staff realised what he was doing and challenged him. (Ref 35/48620/18)
Market Hill – Cars parked illegally in loading bays on Market Hill caused problems for delivery lorries and congestion on the street during the morning market on Friday 30th November. PCSOs attended and a Fixed Penalty Notice was issued to one offender. (Ref CC-30112018-0151)
Crown Street – A woman is suspected of having stolen a dress from a shop on Crown Street on Saturday afternoon, 1st December. She was seen taking two dresses into a changing room, but emerged with only one which she put back on the rack before leaving with a female companion. An empty hanger was found in the changing room. (Ref 35/49161/18)
East Street – A black Renault car, left in a private parking area on East Street, was damaged on Saturday evening, 1st December, by someone who smashed the back window and the rear lights, dented the bonnet and also smashed a front light. Police hope that CCTV cameras may have recorded the crime taking place. (Ref 35/49185/18)
St Audrey Lane – Police received a report of two males behaving suspiciously around houses on St Audrey Lane on Sunday lunchtime, 2nd December, looking through windows and knocking on doors. When officers arrived two suspects were located and arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and going equipped to commit a burglary. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/49354/18)
Priory Road – Police were called to a collision involving three cars on Priory Road at lunchtime on Monday 3rd December. An ambulance was also needed as one person was reported to have been slightly injured. One car was seized by police and towed away as it was found to have no valid insurance. (Ref CC-03122018-0204)
Needingworth Road – A lady’s bicycle was stolen from outside her place of work on Needingworth Road at sometime on Tuesday afternoon, 4th December. The bike had been left unlocked and had disappeared when its owner returned for it. However, an old silver-coloured bike had been left in its place. (Ref 35/49927/18)
Little How – A blue BMW car was stolen from the driveway of its owner’s house on Little How overnight on Tuesday 4th / Wednesday 5th December. No further details are available at the moment. (Ref 35/49925/18)
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
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)