I trust that you are all enjoying a happy and relaxing festive period. I am pleased to report that the last month has been generally quiet with regards to matters to report in some of our more rural villages therefore, I have condensed all six blogs into one for this month.
Yaxley and Farcet
In Yaxley there has been a spate of graffiti in the village. Frustratingly, this criminal damage costs us all in terms of removal. We have appealed on social media for help in identifying the culprits but unfortunately no one has come forward to us at this time. The skate park at the Recreation ground has been damaged by obscene symbols and words and I am very disappointed that we have not been able to identify those responsible for causing damage to a public facility such as this.
Also at the Recreation ground at approximately 7.30pm on Monday 17th December, a dump truck was stolen from the playground in full view of dog walkers and passers-by. It was loaded onto the back of a large white van and driven away up Middleton Road towards The Green. If you were the dog walkers or observed anything suspicious, please call 101 or Crime Stoppers quoting 35/53124/18.
During the course of the last year, some of the businesses in Yaxley have been targeted by groups of youth’s intent on behaving anti-socially and committing Public Order offences. Unfortunately we have seen this behavior escalating in recent weeks. Local officers continue to focus patrol activity to the area but if you know anything about this, please call 101.
In Farcet, the Church suffered Criminal damage on Sunday 8 December when a lead stained glass window was smashed and the Church entered, with the thieves stealing some portable lighting. The business park was also targeted by thieves who stole fuel from vehicles, and the haulage yard was broken into and power tools stolen.
In both YAXLEY and FARCET there has been a spate of number plate thefts, especially new BMW models of car, so please keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
Sawtry, Alconbury and The Stukeleys
This month in Sawtry, a residents Conifer trees were set on fire. In Beaumauris Road there was an intruder reported in a resident’s garden. Due to these two incidents, I have been targeted my highly-visible patrol activity here where possible.
In the Stukeleys, a caravan were again targeted at Alconbury Weald, please report anything suspicious to 101 or call crime stoppers if you have any information or have been offered a discount price new caravan.
Finally for this area, in Alconbury Weston two men have been caught on CCTV stealing doors from a skip where they were being stored.
Stilton, Folksworth, Chesterton and Washingley
A vehicle owner reported that his car had been damaged by someone trying to gain entry, leaving scratches on the door in FOLKSWORTH while in CHESTERTON there were 4 sheds broken into causing criminal damage as well as stealing power tools and equipment. A valuable antique brass deer was also stolen from one of the residents’ gardens. If you have been offered this deer or any cheap power tools, please report it immediately to 101.
There has also been multiple reports of hare coursing in HOLME, GLATTON AND STILTON.
Catworth. Brington, Perry and Ellington
Catworth has seen an increase in youths on monkey bikes making a nuisance of themselves by driving dangerously on the roads, making a lot of noise whilst not wearing any protective clothing or helmets. I ask parents of young men with these types of bikes to please ensure your son or daughter is wearing the correct safety equipment and that the bikes are road legal, otherwise it will be an expensive Christmas if they are caught. Also in CATWORTH, there has been criminal damage to the Pavilion and a theft of an empty, large fuel can. Do you have any information regarding these incidents? If so, please all 101.
In Old Weston there has been a series of cars having their windows smashed and valuables being stolen out of the vehicles. Please do not leave valuables on show, car windows are not cheap to replace, never mind the cost of the items stolen.
In Brington and Ellington in the lay-bys there have been multiple fuel thefts from Lorries parked for the night. Did you see anything suspicious? Please report it to 101. Also in Ellington a haulage yard has been broken into and gas canisters, oil drums and batteries have been stolen. Again, if you saw anything suspicious, or know who is responsible, please report it to 101.
In Perry number plates have been stolen from vehicles. Please be vigilant, look out for your neighbours and if you see anything out of the ordinary, please report it, do not assume someone else will. I would rather receive several calls about the same incident, than none at all.
I would like to wish all of our residents a peaceful and relaxing new year.
PCSO 7293 Hurley (Sent on behalf of PCSO 7230 Hodgson)
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