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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 24th to 30th September:
Meadow Lane Roundabout – Police were called to a collision between a car and a lorry on the Meadow Lane roundabout on Tuesday morning, 24th September. One person was slightly hurt and taken to hospital by ambulance whilst recovery services towed one damaged vehicle away. (Ref CC-24092019-0112)
Crown Street – Police are investigating an incident involving an assault and the theft of an item from a shop on Crown Street that happened on Tuesday afternoon, 24th September, in which a male suspect pushed a member of the shop staff out of his way so he could run out without paying. Fortunately the staff member was unharmed and CCTV recorded the entire incident. (Refs 35/68502/19 and 35/68507/19)
Church Street – There was a large Emergency Services presence near the river in the Church Street area of St Ives in the early hours of Thursday 26th September as police, fire and ambulance crews responded to reports of concern for a man’s well-being. The incident fortunately concluded with the man being made safe. (Ref CC-26092019-0036)
Erica Road – Police seized and towed away a black VW car after it was abandoned on Erica Road on Thursday afternoon, 26th September. The driver had failed to stop for police on Ramsey Road when requested to do so, making off and then abandoning the car on Erica Road. (Ref CC-26092019-0151)
Market Hill – Police stopped a suspicious car on Market Hill in the early hours of Saturday 28th September and searched the driver, who was found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis. The suspect stated that is was for his own personal use. Investigations are ongoing. (Ref 35/69427/19)
Hill Rise – Police are investigating a break-in at a house on Hill Rise that happened at around 4:00 am early on Saturday morning, 28th September. Intruders entered by smashing a window at the back of the house, then carried out an untidy search of an upstairs bedroom before leaving. At the moment it is not thought that anything was stolen, but police have made enquiries at neighbouring houses and hope that CCTV footage may be helpful. A seperate report of a suspicious person seen in the vicinity at around 3:00 am may be associated with the incident. (Refs 35/69526/19 and CC-28092019-0283)
Meadow Lane – Police were called to assist the Fire Brigade at a fire at an industrial site on Meadow Lane at 5:00 am on Saturday morning, 28th September. Although staff had been working at the site, everyone was safe and there were no suspicious circumstances. (Ref CC-28092019-0093)
The Broadway – Police apprehended a suspect who was creating a disturbance and threatening staff at a nightclub on The Broadway shortly after 1:00 am early on Sunday morning, 29th September. A knife was discovered at the scene, believed to belong to the suspect who was arrested for assault and carrying a bladed article in a public place. (Ref 35/69652/19)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Police were notified that cars had been heard driving noisily around the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site on Sunday evening, 29th September. There is an on-going problem with anti-social behaviour by drivers at this location, and police are asking that all incidents are reported so that a comprehensive picture of the scale of the problem can be built up. On this occasion, no police patrols were available in the area but details were passed to the Local Policing Team for officers to be aware. (Ref CC-29092019-0521)
Parkside – Police received a report of a burglary at a house on Parkside that happened overnight on Sunday 29th / Monday 30th September. The occupants woke to find the front door and garden gate open and items missing from the house. Scenes-of-crime officers have attended and investigations are continuing. (Ref CC-30092019-0166)
Warren Road – Domestic CCTV at a house on Warren Road recorded pictures of an unknown male attempting to open a downstairs window at just after 1:00 am early on Monday morning, 30th September. The male lifted the window, which had been left ajar, at which point security lighting scared him off. The incident is being treated as an attempted burglary. (Ref 35/70181/19)
Town Centre – Officers patrolling the town centre on Monday morning, 30th September, dealt with cars parked illegally on Crown Street, Bridge Street, Priory Road and Wellington Street.
And Finally … a Correction and an Apology
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – In last week’s Policing Update we mentioned that reports of a planned car meet on the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site had been received on Saturday evening, 21st September, but no reports of any disturbance had been received.
This was incorrect. Several reports of noise from cars on the site were received at around midnight but unfortunately, no police patrols were free to attend the site at that time. Officers were still dealing with a queue of high-priority calls in the early hours of Sunday morning, by which time no further reports of noise at Meadow Lane had been received. My apologies for mis-interpreting the police logs relating to this incident.
As mentioned above, police are encouraging reports to be made of all disturbances at the Meadow Lane site so that a full picture of the scale of the problem can be built up. Officers regularly patrol the area and respond to incidents, and all information is passed to the Local Policing Team.
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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