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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 8th to 14th February:
Lodes End Drove, Ramsey Mereside – Police issued an alert to Countryside Watch on Saturday morning, 9th February, following a report of suspected hare-coursers seen on land off Lodes End Drove, Ramsey Mereside. Three males with a dog and a silver off-road vehicle had been spotted and were last seen heading towards Oilmills Road. (Ref CC-09022019-0111)
Benwick Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – A police patrol was called to Benwick Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, on Saturday morning, 9th February, following a report of three males with 4 dogs hare-coursing on the fields. The suspects were last seen driving off towards the Forty Foot drain in a grey vehicle. Countryside Watch were notified. (Ref CC-09022019-0117)
Hollow Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police notified Countryside Watch following a report of two or three suspected hare-coursers with dogs in a very muddy silver off-road vehicle spotted on land off The Hollow, Ramsey Forty Foot, on Saturday afternoon, 9th February, last seen heading off towards Chatteris. (Ref CC-09022019-0333)
Field Road – Two males fighting outside a house on Field Road on Saturday afternoon, 9th February, caused damage to a fence panel. However, when a police patrol arrived the suspects had left the area and no-one who witnessed the incident knew who the culprits were. (Ref 35/9661/19)
The Avenue – A padlocked double-garage at a house on The Avenue, Ramsey, was broken into and burgled at some time between Friday afternoon, 8th, and Monday afternoon, 11th February. Intruders broke down a garden fence and damaged a gate to get to the garage, and stole fishing tackle and other items after breaking off the padlock on the door. (Ref 35/10172/19)
And Finally - A Word About Telephone Scams:
This week police are investigating a scam reported by elderly residents in the Warboys district who received a telephone call from someone pretending to be a police officer who told them that money had been stolen from their bank account. This was a scam telephone call and the 'police officer' was an imposter. Unfortunately the victims ended up being defrauded of a large sum of money.
If you receive a telephone call that does not seem right, put the phone down and do not follow any of the caller’s instructions until you have checked that they are genuine.
Also remember that putting a phone down does not always break the connection, so you could still be connected to the fraudsters.
There is advice on how to protect yourself from scams on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site at: https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Scams 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)