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PCSO BLOG – Kimbolton Ward – Catworth; Old Weston; Brington; Molesworth; Leighton Bromswold; Stow Longa. (I do not cover Kimbolton itself as I share this ward with St. Neots PCSOs).
Great Staughton Ward – Perry, Stonely, Grafham and Ellington. (I only cover these villages as I share this ward with St. Neots PCSOs).
24/12/2018 – 25/01/2019
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 thought I would start with some good news today – In Catworth there were a couple of mini motos being ridden around the area by a couple of young males and we received numerous complaints about their dangerous behaviour. In response to my last blog, we received information on the owners of these bikes and who was riding them and I can happily say that the bikes have been removed by their parents and should no longer be an issue. If however it does start up again, please contact us with any information you may have and we shall endeavour to put a stop to it once again.
Due to the many thefts of high powered 4x4’s who use keyless fob technology, please see below on how to keep your vehicle safe.
GOT A MODERN, KEYLESS ENTRY VEHICLE? HERE’S SOME TIPS TO KEEP IT SAFE AND SECURE.
Contact your dealer and talk about the digital features in your car. Have there been any software updates you can take advantage of? Check if your keyless entry fob can be turned off. If it can, and your dealer can also confirm this, then do so overnight. Store your keys away from household entry points such as your front and back doors or windows and consider using a signal blocker pouch to store your keys. Keeping your keyless entry fob out of sight is not enough – thieves only need to get near to the key to amplify the signal. If you park your vehicle on your driveway we advise investing in a driveway alarm, these are very easy to use and do not require any DIY skills to install. Be vigilant. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood – and report anything unusual to police online at www.cambs.police.uk/report or call 101 (or 999 in an emergency) Review your car security. Check for aftermarket security devices such as mechanical locks and trackers, which are proven to deter thieves.
For more information please see - www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Vehicle-security
In response to the many enquiries I have had regarding the spate of burglaries in the area, particularly Stonely and Easton, I can tell you that 3 arrests have been made and enquiries continue in relation to these. Several Forces have been working together to identify the offenders and will continue to do so. If you have any further information which can help identify anyone connected with these crimes, please get in touch.
In Great Staughton and Stonely, vehicles have had their number plates stolen, some for the second time. I ask everyone to be vigilant and look out for their neighbours. If you see anything suspicious, please report it either on-line, by phone on 101 or call Crime Stoppers.
In Grafham several vehicles have been entered and items stolen from insecure vehicles. Please make sure you lock your vehicles, you live in a beautiful village away from the main hub and it can easily happen that you stop locking your vehicles because you feel safe, however, thieves rely on this and purposely target quiet, out of the way streets. If you see or hear anything suspicious, please report it either on-line, by phone on 101 or call Crime Stoppers.
Woolley Hill Wind Farm was targeted by would be thieves this week, who damaged the door panel to gain access inside. Nothing was stolen, however the door now needs to be replaced.
In Ellington, a business was burgled with the thieves removing the safe which contained cash and other items. If you have been targeted by burglars,
Call: 101; Textphone: 18001 101; Visit: www.cambs.police.uk Follow: HuntsCops; Subscribe: .org.uk
Help us catch burglars operating in your area
Offenders will often visit an area in the days leading up to a burglary to scope out potential targets. If you believe someone knocking at your door could be a burglar then contact the police immediately.
Keep a note of anything unusual: such as description and registration number of unknown vehicles parking in your area; as much information as possible about suspicious incidents e.g. dates and times; descriptions of anyone you believe may be involved; details of any witnesses.
Report suspicious activity by calling: Police non-emergency 101; Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111; or if a crime is in progress, call 999.
Securing entry points: Don’t leave any windows or doors unlocked or ajar as these can be easy access points for a burglar. If you are going away: Make your home look lived in and ask neighbours to keep an eye out. Install light timers as burglars are less likely to target homes if there is a risk of being seen. Alarms: Consider installing an alarm. Always obtain a number of quotes from approved companies. Lock up your shed: Offenders often raid sheds to find break-in tools. Strong communities: Make friends with neighbours or join your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Crime and incident statistics – 1 reports of ASB nuisance; 2 vehicle nuisance reports, 2 criminal damage reports and 1 poaching report. There have been many reports of vehicles broken into and fuel syphoned off in the laybys on the A14. 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