Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
Alert message sent 29/10/2019 15:17:00
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Good Afternoon, Warboys and Bury District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community. I’m sorry that this week’s report is a few days later than normal and so covers a longer period, 18th to 28th October:
B1040 Church Street, Warboys – A woman driving into Warboys from the A141 on Monday morning, 21st October, was the victim of a ‘road rage’ incident. The impatient driver of a car that had been harassing her along the A141 overtook her and pulled up in front of her, forcing her to stop, and then subjected her to a stream of verbal abuse before driving off, leaving the woman very shaken by the incident. (Ref 35/75367/19)
A141 Warboys – Police received a call from a person who had witnessed a collision between a lorry and a black Peugeot car on the A141 at Warboys on Tuesday morning, 22nd October. The Peugeot had been left with scratches and dents all along one side. (Ref CC-22102019-0155)
B1040 Warboys to Pidley Road – Police received a report of three people with dogs and an off-road vehicle seen in a field off the B1040 between Warboys and Pidley, on Tuesday morning, 22nd October, thought to be possible hare-coursers. A padlocked farm gate had been broken open so that the vehicle could get onto the fields. A police patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area. No-one was found but officers did catch sight of a possible match for the vehicle which failed to stop when requested to do so before heading off the road into fields. Police notified Countryside Watch of the incident. (Ref CC-22102019-0322)
RAF Upwood, Bury – The Fire Brigade were called to deal with a deliberate blaze in a building on the disused RAF Upwood site on Wednesday evening, 23rd October. The police were notified and investigations are continuing to identify the owner of the building and the precise circumstances of the incident. (Ref CC-23102019-0516)
RAF Upwood, Bury – A police patrol spotted a suspicious car parked up on private land at the disused RAF Upwood site on Thursday evening, 24th October, and on investigation found four people inside and a strong smell of cannabis. When officers questioned the suspects, two of them admitted to having small amounts of the drug, which were seized. Drug paraphernalia was also found in the car. (Refs 35/76275/19 and 35/76488/19)
RAF Upwood, Bury – Police were notified by the Fire Brigade that they had been called to deal with another deliberate blaze on the disused RAF Upwood site, this time on Saturday afternoon, 26th October, where another derelict building had been set on fire. (Ref 35/76744/19)
Ramsey Road, Warboys – Police were called to an incident on Ramsey Road, Warboys, shortly after midnight in the early hours of Sunday 27th October, where a car had crashed into the garden fence of a house, coming to a halt on the driveway. The driver was unhurt but failed a road-side breath-test and was taken into custody. Recovery services were called to tow the damaged car away. (Ref 35/76831/19)
High Fen Crooked Drove – Police were called to the A141 at High Fen Crooked Drove on Monday afternoon, 28th October, following a report of four men with two dogs and an off-road vehicle suspected of hare-coursing on land opposite the wind farm. Unfortunately officers found no-one suspicious when they searched the area. (Ref CC-28102019-0258)
And Finally – New PC Joins the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Policing Team
PC Phil Hepworth is one of the new officers joining the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Policing Team that covers St Ives, Ramsey and all the villages in between.
PC Hepworth brings five years’ experience as a OCSO and a further five working across the County as a response officer.
Born and bred in the area, PC Hepworth already knows his beat well and is looking forward to introducing himself to everyone (criminals included!) and making an impact. The issues that he will be focusing on include burglary, drug dealing, anti-social behaviour, youth offending and hate-crime – getting to the root cause of the problems to solve them for the long term
Welcome, PC Hepworth!
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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