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Good Morning, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 1st to 7th November:
London Road – Thieves siphoned off 150 litres of diesel from the fuel tank of a lorry parked up in a layby on London Road at some time overnight on Thursday 31st October / Friday 1st November. The diesel was stolen without causing any damage to the fuel cap which appears to have been forced open. (Ref 35/78080/19)
Westbury Road – Police were called to an incident on Westbury Road on Friday afternoon, 1st November, where a dispute about a motorist overtaking cyclists escalated into an affray on the street. Officers separated and dispersed the various parties and investigations are on-going. (Ref 35/78228/19)
Westwood Road – Police are investigating an incident that happened at the Leisure Centre on Westwood Road on Friday evening, 1st November, where a woman and her young family were subjected to harassment from an male who disputed her right to park in a disabled bay. The family were left very upset and shaken by the encounter and police hope that witnesses to the incident will come forward. (Ref 35/78350/19)
All Saints Green – A driver making a food delivery from a restaurant to an address at All Saints Green on Friday evening, 1st November, was given three £20 notes as payment which on later examination were found to be counterfeit. The notes have been seized by the police and appear to be stage props, having the words ‘This is Not Legal’ written across them. (Ref 35/78453/19)
Needingworth Road – Police seized and towed away a red Ford Transit van found on Needingworth Road on Friday evening, 1st November, when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. (Ref CC-01112019-0489)
Broad Leas – A windowsill at the Police Station on Broad Leas was damaged at some time overnight on Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd November by vandals who took a plant-pot from outside the adjacent CATS Centre and threw it at one of the windows. Other ornamental flower boxes were overturned with earth and plants left strewn across the pavement. CATS is an organisation that supports adults with learning difficulties, helping them to become more active in the community. Officers were able to clear up the mess so that no distress was caused to people attending the Centre. (Ref 35/78697/19)
Hill Rise Park – Vandals broke into a construction site in Hill Rise Park at some time over the weekend between Friday night and Monday morning, 1st to 4th November, and smashed the windscreen and wing-mirrors of an excavator that had been left there.
High Leys – Intruders broke into a portacabin classroom at High Leys at some time over the weekend between Friday evening, 1st, and Monday morning, 4th November. Damage was caused to a set of fire-doors but it is not thought that anything was stolen. (Ref 35/78899/19)
Crown Street – A woman’s purse was stolen from where it had been left in a child’s buggy when it was left unattended for a short time in a shop on Crown Street at lunchtime on Monday 4th November. Police hope that CCTV may have recorded the theft taking place. (Ref 35/78956/19)
Stocks Bridge Way / Reynolds Close – Thieves broke into a construction site on Stocks Bridge Way at some time between Saturday lunchtime and Monday morning, 2nd and 4th November, and stole a 2,000-litre water bowser together with its generator and spray-lance on a trailer. Coincidentally, a water bowser on a trailer was later reported found abandoned on Reynolds Close. Investigations into both incidents are on-going. (Refs 35/78880/19 and CC-04112019-0102)
Free Church Passage – There was an attempted break-in at business premises on Free Church Passage in the early part on Tuesday morning, 5th November. Intruders appear to have tried to force the front door open with a ceramic tile, but this was left shattered on the ground nearby and the door remained secure although there was damage to the frame. (Ref 35/79144/19)
London Road – Extensive damage was caused to windows at a house on London Road and also to a Mercedes car left parked outside, on Tuesday evening, 5th November. The owner returned home after being out for a short time to find nine panes of glass in two front room windows smashed with bricks and other objects, and also the rear, side and front windows of the Mercedes broken. (Ref 35/79379/19)
The windscreen of a car passing at the time also had its windscreen smashed when its driver stopped upon seeing a group of four people running away from a house on London Road, carrying metal poles or similar objects. The two incidents are assumed to be linked. (Ref 35/79348/19)
Green Leys – Police searched the area around Green Leys and High Leys on Thursday lunchtime, 7th November, following a report that a group of boys had been seen trying to set fire to a bollard with a can of petrol. The four boys were aged about 15, wearing hooded tracksuits and carrying a green petrol can. Unfortunately no-one matching the description was found. (Ref CC-07112019-0200)
Lost and Found:
Found – Parkway – Thursday morning, 7th November – Mobile Phone (Ref CC-07112019-0117)
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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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