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Good Evening, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 22nd November to 2nd December – we’re back to our traditional Tuesday publication day now, so a slightly longer period is covered this week.
Queen’s Close – Thieves stole a number plate from a silver Volvo car whilst it was left parked on Queen’s Close at some time between Saturday afternoon, 23rd, and Sunday evening, 24th November. (Ref 35/84281/19)
Edison Road – A thief in a dirty white Transit van stole a box of scrap batteries from the yard of an industrial unit on Edison Road on Monday afternoon, 25th November. The van drove into the yard and a passenger got out and picked up the box, then returned to the van which drove off. CCTV recorded the incident taking place. (Ref 35/84314/19)
Market Hill – Police are investigating an incident that happened at a public house on Market Hill on Monday afternoon, 25th November, in which a male customer was repeatedly abusive towards other customers and staff, shouting, swearing and making offensive comments before leaving with a male companion. CCTV recorded the incident taking place. (Ref 35/84354/19)
Needingworth Road – Police seized and towed away a black BMW car stopped on Needingworth Road on Monday evening, 25th November, when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. (Ref CC-25112019-0449)
Ilex Road – Intruders damaged the door of a garage in a block behind houses in Ilex Road at some time between Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th November. The door seems to have been forced open with a crowbar or similar implement, but it is not thought that anything was stolen from inside. (Ref 35/84985/19)
Bus Station, Station Road – Police have received reports of anti-social behaviour taking place at the bus station on Station Road this week.
On Tuesday afternoon, 26th November, there was a report of shouting and swearing by a group who were intimidating people waiting for buses.
On Wednesday afternoon, 27th November, another call was received reporting several people drinking alcohol, smoking, shouting and swearing in the waiting room at the bus station. A police patrol was dispatched and the group were spoken to and told to go outside if they wanted to smoke. (Refs CC-26112019-0346 and CC-27112019-0244)
Great Farthing Close – A thief unscrewed and stole the front number plate from a silver Vauxhall car left parked outside its owner’s house on Great Farthing Close at some time between Thursday lunchtime, 28th, and Friday evening, 29th November. (Ref 35/85659/19)
Houghton Road – A child was knocked off their bicycle in a collision with a car at the traffic lights at the Ramsey Road / St Audrey Lane junction on Thursday afternoon, 28th November. Fortunately, the child was not thought to be badly hurt but was taken to hospital as a precaution. (Ref CC-28112019-0328)
The Pavement – There was an attempted break-in at a flat on The Pavement in the early hours of Friday 29th November. Residents were disturbed by a loud banging noise and looked out to see three suspects running off, after apparently trying to force open a fire-escape door which was left with slight damage. CCTV recorded the incident taking place. (Ref 35/85337/19)
Needingworth Road – An elderly lady was knocked down by a van on Needingworth Road on Friday morning, 29th November. The lady was taken to hospital by ambulance as it was feared that she may have sustained some serious injuries, but unfortunately no further details are available at the moment. (Ref CC-29112019-0129)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Police received several calls reporting noise coming from the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site late on Friday evening, 29th November. Several cars were reportedly speeding around, revving their engines and doing ‘donut’ turns. A police patrol was dispatched and officers dispersed a group of about eight cars, although no specific offences were observed. (Ref CC-29112019-0600)
The Broadway – A white Huawei mobile phone was stolen from behind the bar at a public house on The Broadway at some time on Saturday evening, 30th November. Police hope that CCTV may have recorded the theft taking place. (Ref 35/85827/19)
Bridge Street – Three teenagers broke in to commercial premises on Bridge Street overnight on Saturday 30th November / Sunday 1st December and caused damage to a bathroom, blocking and damaging toilets and being sick in a wash-basin. The intruders are thought to have entered the building by climbing over a fence and onto bins to access an external stairway, then forcing open a fire-door to get inside. (Ref 35/86104/19)
Bridge Street – Police are investigating an incident that happened on Bridge Street shortly after midnight early on Sunday morning, 1st December, in which a man who was walking along the road was attacked and knocked to the ground by a male suspect. The victim needed hospital treatment after the attack.
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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