Weekly Policing Update - Upwood and The Raveleys District
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Good Afternoon, Upwood and The Raveleys District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 1st to 7th February:
The Green, Abbots Ripton – Police received a report of vehicles driving about on the grass at The Green, Abbots Ripton, on several nights, most recently Friday 1st February when the barrier was left open and tyre tracks were discovered. A police patrol passing later re-secured the barrier with plastic ties, and a passing patrol the following night checked that all was still in order, with the barrier secured by a padlock. (Ref CC-01022019-0464)
Huntingdon Road, Upwood – A car left the road and crashed into the ditch on Huntingdon Road, Upwood, on Saturday evening, 2nd February. No-one was reported to be inside the car, and when a police patrol arrived it was found, empty, with its air-bags deployed. Officers searched the area but found no-one whilst checks were made for the details of the registered owner. No further police action was needed, other than to attach ‘Police Aware’ stickers to the car. (Ref CC-02022019-0454)
Raveley Road, Woodwalton – Police were notified of a single car that had crashed at a sharp bend on Raveley Road, Woodwalton, in the early hours of Tuesday 5th February. When a police patrol arrived, the driver had managed to move the car to safety on the side of the road and was arranging for its recovery, so no further police involvement was required. (Ref CC-05022019-0002)
Sapley Road, Kings Ripton – Police received a report of a car crashed into a ditch on Sapley Road, Kings Ripton, on Thursday evening, 7th February. The car had rolled over in the ditch but was not badly damaged and had its engine still running, although no-one was reported to be inside. When police arrived they confirmed that the car was empty and no-one was nearby, so recovery services were called whilst checks were made to identify the registered owner. (Ref CC-07022019-0475)
And Finally… A Note on Geography…
I thought it might be useful to give a quick explanation about the geography behind these Policing Updates, as sometimes an incident that is included may not seem to belong to the locality of the report.
The reason for this is that the police record the locations of all incidents according to the Parliamentary Ward in which they occur. The Wards are the geographical units used for local and general elections and other administrative purposes, and they divide the county so that roughly the same number of people are in each one. For this reason they are oddly shaped and in rural areas can extend well beyond the main villages to include outlying areas quite some distance away.
However, the situation is slightly complicated due to the Ward boundaries changing from time to time. This is done by The Boundary Commission to try to ensure that the populations in each division remain roughly similar. Unfortunately, this has resulted in some discrepancies between the Ward maps used by Local Government and those used by the police in reporting offences… But for the present, these Policing Updates will continue to be based upon the traditional Ward divisions rather than those you will find shown on Local Government web-sites.
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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