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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 15th to 21st November:
Fairfields – There was a break-in and burglary at a house on Fairfields at some time between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Friday 15th November, whilst the owners were out. Intruders entered the house by breaking the glass in the rear patio doors, then carried out an untidy search of the main bedroom, before leaving having stolen jewellery and some cash. Police have made enquiries at neighbour’s houses but apart from some noises being heard at around lunchtime, no-one has so far reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref 35/81924/19)
Meadow Lane – Police received a report of loud engine noises heard coming from the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site on Friday evening, 15th November, maybe indicating that a car-meet was in progress. Three cars and a van were found when officers arrived to check shortly afterwards, but no anti-social behaviour was taking place. (Ref CC-15112019-0493)
East Street – Police stopped a car being driven erratically along East Street in the early hours of Saturday, 16th November, and arrested the driver for being in charge of a vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol, when a roadside breath-test returned a positive result. (Ref 35/81964/19)
Orwell Close – Police received a report of an intruder seen in the back garden of a house on Orwell Close at 5:00 am on Saturday morning, 16th November. The male figure was dressed in black with a black hat and had climbed in over the garden fence. Officers were quickly at the location and checked the garden before searching the surrounding area, but all was quiet and nothing suspicious was found. (Ref CC-16112019-0075)
Tenterleas – Police received a report of several cars parked on the footpath and on both sides of the road causing an obstruction at Tenterleas on Sunday afternoon, 17th November. When officers arrived a little later the cars had moved off but one van remained, parked on the footpath and causing an obstruction. Officers issued a fixed penalty notice for the offence. (Ref CC-17112019-0126)
Somersham Road / Wheatsheaf Road Crossroads – Police were called to a collision involving two cars and a van at the Wheatsheaf Road crossroads on the B1040 Somersham Road on Monday afternoon, 18th November. This is the same location as the collision last week between a minibus and a car. Very fortunately, no-one was injured in Monday afternoon’s incident although the road was blocked for a time and one damaged car and the van needed to be towed away by recovery services. (Ref CC-18112019-0352)
And Finally … Road Safety Week
Road safety events have been taking place across the County this week, in support of the Cambridgeshire Road Safety Partnership’s rural road speed campaign but also targeting all other forms of motoring safety and including educational and enforcement activities.
The week culminates in a 24-hour multi-agency operation that started at 6:00 am today, Friday 22nd November, with enforcement activities targetting speeding, the use of mobile phones, driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs, and the failure to wear a seat-belt.
Officers will also be out educating road users on tyre and bike safety as well as attending schools and colleges to provide advice on how to stay safe on the roads.
More than 200 officers, PCSOs, staff and volunteers will be taking part and supporting the initiative, including Specials, cadets, neighbourhood officers and road policing officers.
More details about the event are on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site at:
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)