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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 to 31st October:
Elm Drive – A red Toyota car, left parked on the driveway of its owner’s house on Elm Drive, was damaged at some time overnight on Friday 25th / Saturday 26th October, when someone threw a brick through the passenger side window, shattering the glass and also damaging the wing mirror. (Ref 35/76696/19)
The Broadway – A lady’s handbag was stolen from a club on The Broadway on Saturday night, 26th October. The victim had left the bag unattended on a table for a time, but when she returned for it, it had been take along with the bank cards and mobile phone it contained. (Ref 35/76836/19).
Somersham Road – Thieves targeted caravans in storage at a site on Somersham Road overnight on Sunday 27th / Monday 28th October, stealing the batteries from at least 11 different caravans. (Ref 35/77109/19)
Beech Drive – Police and a fire engine were called to a fire in a rubbish bin on Beech Drive on Monday afternoon, 28th October. A group of youths had been seen starting the fire and then reportedly trying to set light to a hedge. (Ref CC-28102019-0285)
Town Centre Parking – Officers issued Fixed Penalty Notices to the drivers of two cars found parked illegally on double-yellow lines on The Broadway on Tuesday afternoon, 29th October, and a further nine were issued to drivers who had parked on single-yellow lines on West Street near a ‘No Waiting’ sign. (Ref CC-28102019-0433)
High Leys – Police arrested a woman on suspicion of possession of Class ‘B’ drugs and being concerned in the supply of Class ‘A’ drugs, after carrying out a search at an address on High Leys on Wednesday 30th October. (Ref 35/77802/19)
Chestnut Road – Police and the Fire Brigade were called to Chestnut Road on Thursday afternoon, 31st October, following a report that a group of youths had set fire to an aerosol can in a rubbish bin, causing it to explode. Fortunately no serious damage was caused. (Ref CC-31102019-0244)
Bus Station Guided Busway – Police are investigating an incident that happened on the Busway approaching St Ives Bus Station on Thursday afternoon, 31st October, in which someone threw an abject at a bus, causing one of its windows to shatter. Fortunately no-one on the bus was hurt and the glass in the window stayed in place. (Ref 35/77946/19)
Bus Station, Station Road – A woman’s grey rucksack containing her purse with cash and bank cards is thought to have been stolen whilst she was at the bus station on Station Road on Thursday afternoon, 31st October. Witnesses believed that a group of males at the bus station may have found the bag and taken it in to the Library, but when enquiries were made no bag had been handed in there. (Ref 35/77922/19)
Tenterleas – A group of youths wearing Halloween masks smashed the window of a house on Tenterleas on Thursday evening, 31st October, when they threw an apple at it before running off in the direction of Needingworth Road. (Ref 35/77980/19)
Westwood Road – Police received a report of the theft of a sum of cash that happened at the Leisure Centre on Westwood Road on Thursday evening, 31st October. The cash had been left unattended for a short time but had gone when its owner returned for it. Police hope that CCTV may have recorded the theft taking place. (Ref 35/77960/19)
Ramsey Road – A group of youths on bikes, some with their faces covered, threw eggs at a house in the Ramsey Road area on Thursday evening, 31st October, before cycling off. Shortly afterwards they returned and threw tomatoes at the same house. (Ref CC-31102019-0511)
St Audrey Lane – Police issued an alert to patrols in the area to be on the lookout for cars being raced in the St Audrey Lane and Hill Rise area of St Ives late on Thursday evening, 31st October, following a report that this route was being used as a circuit. Cars had also been seen doing ‘donuts’ on the Station Road car-park and on the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site. (Refs CC-31102019-0566 and CC-31102019-0558)
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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)