Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
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Good Afternoon, Warboys and Bury District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 8th to 14th February:
Wistow Fen Lane – Officers searched the area around Wistow Fen Lane on Friday morning, 8th February, following a report of suspected hare-coursers in a blue vehicle driving along the course of the old railway line, apparently looking for a lost dog. Unfortunately, no-one was located but Countryside Watch were notified of the incident. (Ref CC-08022019-0121)
High Street, Warboys – Police are investigating a burglary at an apartment building on Warboys High Street, in which an amount of money was stolen from one of the flats at some time between Saturday morning, 9th, and Sunday afternoon, 10th February. The thief is believed to have entered the apartment via the communal entrance and hallway. (Ref 35/10394/19)
Wistow Fen Lane – Police received a report of suspected hare-coursers in a silver off-road vehicle operating on land near Wistow Fen Lane, on Sunday morning, 10th February. The vehicle was last seen heading towards Ramsey Forty Foot, and a police patrol later located it and stopped it on the A141 near Chatteris. Checks showed that the vehicle had no valid tax, so officers seized it and had it towed away, and the four male occupants were issued with a dispersal order to leave the County. (Ref CC-10022019-0165)
RAF Upwood – On Sunday afternoon, 10th February, police were notified by the Fire Brigade that they had been called to deal with a deliberately-started fire in a derelict building on the disused RAF Upwood site. The small fire was on the first floor of the building and the incident is being treated as arson. (Ref 35/9993/19)
Warboys District – Police are investigating an incident of telephone fraud reported on Monday 11th February by elderly residents in the Warboys district. The victims had received a phone call purporting to be from a police officer notifying them that money had been taken from their bank account and asking for their help in catching the thieves. In fact, this was an elaborate fraud and the person who contacted them was not a genuine police officer. Unfortunately, a large sum of money ended up being stolen.
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 . Warboys Airfield – Police discovered a cannabis factory at a unit on the Warboys Airfield industrial estate on Monday afternoon, 11th February, following information received from the public. Approximately 200 plants were found, together with cultivation equipment and other items. A further installation was discovered in a second unit on Wednesday 13th February, following more reports of suspicious activity on the airfield. Around 2,200 cannabis plants were seized, with a street value estimated at around £1.8 million, together with associated cultivation equipment. Two people have been arrested and taken into custody whilst further investigations are made. (Ref 35/10155/19) A141 Broughton Turn – Police received a report of a damaged motor-bike seen in the ditch at the side of the A141 near the Broughton turn, on Tuesday evening, 12th February. Officers located the machine, confirmed that there was no-one lying injured nearby and attached ‘Police Aware’ stickers to it whilst its ownership details were looked up. (Ref CC-12022019-0504) High Fen Crooked Drove – Police received a report of two men with at least one dog seen hare-coursing on land off High Fen Crooked Drove, at midday on Wednesday 13th February. They had last been seen heading off towards Chatteris in a silver estate car. A police patrol searched the length of the road between Warboys and Chatteris but unfortunately no vehicle matching the description was found. However, Countryside Watch were notified. (Ref CC-13022019-0146)
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)