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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 5th to 11th November:
Newtown Road, Ramsey – A person visiting a house on Newtown Road, Ramsey, on Monday lunchtime, 4th November, was bitten on the finger by a dog that was in the garden at the time. The victim had another encounter with the same dog a few days later when it ran towards them across the road, forcing a vehicle to have to stop suddenly. (Refs 35/79246/19 and 35/80320/19)
Darling Mews, Ramsey – Police are continuing to investigate the break-in and burglary at a business unit in Darling Mews, Ramsey, that happened at some time overnight on Monday 4th / Tuesday 5th November. Thieves entered by kicking in a door panel then stole cash from three charity boxes as well as a clock from the wall. Police hope that CCTV footage and forensic evidence will help in the investigation. (Ref 35/79128/19)
Wells Bridge, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to an incident at Wells Bridge, Ramsey Forty Foot, on Tuesday evening, 5th November, where a single car had overshot the road junction and crashed into a field, causing some injuries to the driver who was trapped inside the car for a time. (Ref CC-05112019-0358)
Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police received a report of two dogs being walked in the Ramsey Road area of Ramsey Forty Foot on Wednesday afternoon, 6th November, attacking a cat that was loose on the road at the time. The cat was taken to the vets because of its injuries but unfortunately could not be saved. The Council Dog Warden has been notified of the incident, which is not considered to constitute a criminal offence. (Ref 35/79511/19)
Hollow Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police seized and towed away a silver VW car found on Hollow Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, on Thursday morning, 7th November, when checks showed that it had no valid tax and the driver had no valid licence. (Ref CC-07112019-0095)
Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police received a report of a distraction burglary at a house on Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, that happened on Thursday morning, 7th November. Money from the victim’s handbag was stolen when cold-callers knocked on the door offering to do gardening work. Investigations are on-going to clarify the exact circumstances of the incident. (Ref CC-07112019-0095)
Holme Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police received a report of traffic lights protecting a water leak at Holme Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, being stuck on red on Thursday morning, 7th November. When officers arrived to check, they found that one of the pair of lights was missing, presumed stolen. (Ref 35/79777/19)
Hollow Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police received a report of hare-coursers operating on fields off Hollow Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, on Friday afternoon, 8th November. Three men with dogs and an off-road vehicle had been seen in the middle of the field, with one man apparently filming the dogs. Police units were quickly at the scene and searched the surrounding area, but no trace of the poachers could be found. Countryside Watch was notified of the incident. (Ref CC-08112019-0252)
Marriott’s Drove, Ramsey Mereside – Police searched an area along Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, on Saturday afternoon, 9th November, following a report of four men with dogs seen hare-coursing on land near Marriott’s Drove. They had last been seen heading towards Pondersbridge in a red or brown off-road vehicle, but unfortunately officers could find no trace of them. (Ref CC-09112019-0260)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police responded to another hare-coursing incident on Sunday lunchtime, 10th November, this time on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, where four men with dogs had been spotted in a field. Officers searched the surrounding area as far as Upwood, but nothing suspicious was found. Countryside Watch was notified of the incident. (Ref CC-10112019-0185)
The Avenue, Ramsey – Thieves managed to break in to a black BMW car left parked outside its owner’s house on The Avenue, Ramsey, at some time overnight on Sunday 10th / Monday 11th November, and stole several items that had been left inside, including a laptop computer and a rucksack containing a mobile phone and a purse. No damage was caused to the car during the break-in. (Ref 35/80657/19)
Oilmills Drove, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police searched the area around Ramsey St Mary’s on Monday afternoon, 11th November, following a report of two men with dogs seen hare-coursing on fields near Oilmills Drove. They had last been seen heading towards Lode’s End Drove but there had been no sighting of a vehicle. Unfortunately officers found no trace of the suspects but Countryside Watch were notified and local farmers were spoken to. (Ref CC-11112019-0309)
Other Items This Week:
Upcoming Police Surgeries in Ramsey
There are two Police Surgeries planned for Ramsey in the near future:
Tuesday 19th November, 11:00 am at Ramsey Library;
Tuesday 10th December, 11:00 am at Ramsey Library.
Do come along to meet some of your local Neighbourhood Officers, ask questions or raise any issues you may have about policing in the Ramsey community.
Ramsey Remembrance Day Parade
PCSO Vicki Docking laid a wreath on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary at the very well-attended Remembrance Day Parade in Ramsey on Sunday afternoon, November 10th, honouring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Many thanks to those who attended and also those who were unable to attend.
“Safety Zone Challenge”
PCSOs Docking and Davis together with representatives from other local organisations and agencies are at Ramsey Fire Station this week, with pupils from Warboys Primary Academy and Whitehall School, for the Schools’ Safety Zone Challenge. The children are taught about water safety, road safety, cyber security and cyber bullying, first aid and much more. The event has been run annually for several years and is a great way of teaching the children about how to stay safe in all sorts of situations. Many thanks to everyone involved in running the event.
And Finally -
Clampdown on Illegal Parking
Following concerns raised by the community, police have announced that they will be tackling unlawful parking in the Ramsey area over the coming weeks. “We can’t be everywhere, but we could be anywhere!”
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 – www.cambs.police.uk/report ;
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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