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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members – Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 11th to 17th December: London Road – A woman’s bicycle was stolen from a private parking area outside her house on London Road on Tuesday 11th December. The bike had been secured with an orange cable lock, but both bike and lock had gone when their owner returned for them at 5:30 pm. (Ref 35/51862/18) Burstellars – A thief removed and stole the ‘Mercedes’ badge from the bonnet of a car left parked on the driveway of its owner’s house on Burstellars, at some time between midday on Tuesday 11th and the following morning, Wednesday 12th December. The bodywork of the car was also damaged in the process. (Ref 35/51719/18) High Leys – A teenager’s bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside a community building on High Leys on Wednesday afternoon, 12th December. The bike may not have been locked, but both bike and lock had disappeared when their owner returned for them at about 3:15 pm. (Ref 35/51810/18) Harding Way – Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at business premises on Harding Way that happened at 8:30 pm on Wednesday evening, 12th December. Intruders entered the building by smashing a pane of glass in a side door, then carried out a very untidy search of the offices, damaging some furniture in the process. At the moment it is not certain what may have been stolen but police hope that CCTV footage will help in the inquiry. (Ref 35/51886/18) Market Hill – A lady’s purse was stolen from her handbag whilst she was shopping in the town centre on Thursday morning, 13th December. The victim remembers having the purse on Market Hill, but it had been stolen when she looked for it later at a shop on Constable Road. (Ref 35/51994/18) Market Hill – Another lady had her purse stolen on Market Hill on Thursday 13th December. The victim had placed it at the bottom of her shopping bag, but found that it had gone when she needed it to pay for items at the next shop she visited. The thief later attempted to use her bank card to make a fraudulent cash withdrawal, but fortunately this was unsuccessful due to the thief not knowing the victim’s PIN number. (Ref 35/52012/18) Acacia Avenue – Police seized and towed away a white Ford car from Acacia Avenue on Thursday evening, 13th December, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-13122018-0469) Caxton Road – There was a break-in and burglary at business premises on Caxton Road during the night of Thursday 13th / Friday 14th December. Thieves broke in by forcing a metal grille covering the main door then smashing the glass. Once inside, an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into a key-safe but a large number of items of specialist clothing were stolen. Police will be looking at CCTV footage covering the location as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/52183/18) Marley Road – Police and ambulance crews were called to a head-on collision in which one person was reported to have sustained a serious injury, on Marley Road at just before 6:30 am on Friday 14th December. The road had to be closed for a time whilst the incident was dealt with and both damaged vehicles were towed away. (Ref CC-14122018-0055) Somersham Road – Thieves entered a storage compound on Somersham Road, damaged the entrance barrier and stole a caravan, on Saturday 15th December. The vehicle was fitted with wheel clamps and chains, but the thieves managed to remove these and tow the caravan away. (Ref 35/52183/18) A second caravan on the site was broken into on the same day and electrical items were stolen from inside. (Ref 35/52604/18) Houghton Road – Police were called to an incident on Houghton Road at midday on Saturday 15th December in which a car had crashed into an electricity pole. Recovery services were needed to tow the damaged vehicle away and the power company was called to attend to the leaning pole. (Ref CC-15122018-0214)
As this is the last report before the festivities, I would like to pass on the best wishes of everyone here at St Ives Police Station – we hope that you have a very happy, and safe, Christmas!
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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'.
Best Wishes, Chris Shaw, PSV St Ives Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)