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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 25th June to 1st July.
This week's report includes details of two burglaries where the offenders entered the houses via windows that had been left open to let cool air in. Burglars can take advantage of even a very small open window to get into a house - please keep this in mind during this hot weather, and don't make it easy for them.
Warner’s Grove – There was a break-in and burglary at a house on Warner’s Grove overnight on Monday 24th / Tuesday 25th June. Intruders entered via a front window that had been left partially open for ventilation and stole a wallet and two cameras before leaving via the front door. The wallet was found discarded on the ground nearby, minus the cash that had been inside. Police have made enquiries at neighbouring houses and scenes-of-crime officers have also attended as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/44476/19)
Hill Rise Park – Police received reports of travellers’ vehicles and caravans arriving at Hill Rise Park on Tuesday afternoon, 25th June. One report mentioned a lock on a gate being broken off but when officers arrived and checked the gate, no damage was found. Police carried out a site assessment and no offences were found to have been committed. (Ref CC-25062019-0356)
Pig Lane – A house on Pig Lane was broken into and burgled during the night of Tuesday 25th / Wednesday 26th June. Thieves entered via a window that had been left open for ventilation, and stole a mobile phone and a wallet from the kitchen before leaving via the living room window, possibly having been disturbed. Police have made house-to-house enquiries with neighbours and scenes-of-crime officers have also attended. (Ref 35/45034/19)
Hill Rise Park – Police seized and towed away a green Toyota estate car from Hill Rise Park on Wednesday lunchtime, 26th June, when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. (Ref CC-26062019-0230)
Needingworth Road – Police seized and towed away a Ford Transit tipper truck from Needingworth Road on Wednesday afternoon, 26th June when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. (Ref CC-26062019-0276)
Hill Rise Park – Police received a report of two youths riding a yellow and blue quad bike around Hill Rise Park, endangering children playing there and other members of the public, on Wednesday afternoon, 26th June. Officers spoke to members of the travelling community who were encamped nearby about the incident. (Ref CC-26062019-0398)
London Road – A jogger was bitten twice by a dog that was being walked off its lead at the Bridge Street end of London Road on Friday morning, 28th June. The victim was left with bruising to her leg as a result of the incident. (Ref 35/45764/19)
Bridge Street – A member of staff’s handbag was stolen from a shop on Bridge Street on Friday morning, 28th June, and late found discarded elsewhere in the town, unhappily minus the cash and bank cards that it had contained. Checks showed that an attempt had been made to use one of the bank cards before they were cancelled but fortunately this was unsuccessful. (Ref 35/45680/19)
Market Hill – Police arrested a person outside a shop on Market Hill for public order offences on Friday lunchtime, 28th June, after receiving several calls reporting anti-social behaviour by a male who was shouting, swearing and intimidating members of the public in the area. (Ref 35/45737/19)
Tamar Close / Ribble Close – Police arrested a suspect for causing criminal damage and on public order charges after officers were called to the Tamar Close and Ribble Close area late on Sunday evening, 30th June. Several calls were received reporting a disturbance in the street, with the wing mirror of one car being broken and the windscreen of another smashed, as well as a group of four of five people fighting. (Refs 35/46360/19, 35/46383/19 and 35/46389/19)
High Leys – Thieves stole the number plates from a black Citroen car whilst it was left parked outside its owner’s house on High Leys during the night of Sunday 30th June / Monday 1st July. (Ref 35/46562/19)
London Road – A blue Hyundai car left parked on London Road on Monday morning, 1st July, was found to have been damaged by someone who removed a strip of chrome metal from the top of one of the doors. It is not known if this was vandalism or an attempt to break in. (Ref 35/46464/19)
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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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