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Good Afternoon, Hemingfords 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 - but first a warning about leaving windows open.
In St Ives this week there were two burglaries where the thieves entered the houses via windows that had been left open for ventilation. Burglars can take advantage of even the smallest of open windows to get into a house - please keep this in mind during this hot weather, and don't make it easy for them.
The Green, Houghton – Police received a report of problems caused by cars double parking and parking on double yellow lines in the centre of Houghton at school pick-up time in the afternoons, on Tuesday 25th June. Officers visited and assessed the situation the following afternoon and a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) was issued for one vehicle parked on double yellow lines within 10 metres of a junction. (Ref CC-25062019-0495)
The Green, Hilton – Police received reports of travellers’ vehicles driving onto The Green, Hilton, on Wednesday morning, 26th June, with several caravans setting up camp. Officers attended later in the day to carry out an assessment, and the Parish Council were updated on the trespass situation. An eviction notice was served against the travellers on Thursday 27th June and by Friday afternoon, 28th June, the site was clear. (Refs CC-26062019-0530 and CC-28062019-0191)
Church Lane, Hemingford Abbots – Scenes-of-crime officers attended St Margaret’s Church at Hemingford Abbots on Friday morning, 28th June, following a report of a break-in. Fortunately nothing was reported to have been stolen. (Ref CC-28062019-0127)
Church Street, Hemingford Grey – Thieves stole the front indicator lights from a Jaguar car left parked on Church Street, Hemingford Grey, at some time between Friday afternoon, 28th, and Saturday lunchtime, 29th June. (Ref 35/46045/19)
Houghton Lock – Police received several calls reporting young people jumping into the river from the superstructure of Houghton Lock on Saturday afternoon, 29th June. This is extremely dangerous because of the depth of the water, hidden obstructions beneath the surface, and the hazard posed from boats traversing the lock. A patrol was dispatched and although no-one was found swimming in the lock itself, officers spoke to people nearby and explained the dangers involved. (Ref CC-29062019-0364)
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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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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)