Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
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Good Evening, Earith and Needingworth 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.
Wood End, Bluntisham – The front number plate was unscrewed and stolen from a black VW car whilst it was parked on the driveway of its owner’s house at Wood End, Bluntisham, at some time overnight on Friday 22nd / Saturday 23rd November. (Ref 35/83821/19)
High Street, Earith – A large party political election sign put up outside a house on Earith High Street was torn down and ripped apart at some time between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th November. (Ref 35/84028/19)
Bluntisham Heath Road – There was a break-in and burglary at the recycling centre on Bluntisham Heath Road on Saturday evening, 23rd November. Police received a report that a blue van had been seen driving away from the site, after the padlock on the main gate had been broken off and the site entered. Officers confirmed that a theft had taken place, with old batteries having been stolen from a recycling container. Police will be looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/84008/19)
Greenfields, Earith – There was an attempted break-in at a house on Greenfields, Earith, on Wednesday afternoon or evening, 27th November. The owners returned to the house in the evening and found a window lock broken and signs that somebody had tried to lever the window open, damaging its handle in the process. However, it is not thought that anyone entered the property. (Ref 35/85019/19)
Greenfields, Earith – Another house on Greenfields, Earith, was broken into at some time on Sunday afternoon or evening, 27th November. The owners returned home at around 9:00 pm to find that intruders had entered via an upstairs bedroom window that had been left on the latch and had then carried out an untidy search of the upstairs rooms before leaving, having stolen cash from childrens’ money-boxes, jewellery and other items from the bedrooms. Enquiries have been made at neighbouring houses and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/85045/19)
Colne Road, Bluntisham – Thieves broke into a construction site on Colne Road, Bluntisham, used a crow-bar or a similar implement to force open a door and then stole power tools worth several thousand pounds from inside, at some time overnight on Wednesday 27th / Thursday 28th November. (Ref 35/85125/19)
Short Drove, Earith – Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at business premises on Short Drove, Earith, on Thursday evening, 28th November. Four males had been seen leaving the premises in a dark coloured car, and when officers arrived they confirmed that a burglary had taken place. A hole had been cut in a set of metal shutters to gain access, and items including tools and a till were thought to have been stolen. Officers located a suspicious car parked nearby, and a suspicious four-by-four vehicle was also seen. Investigations are continuing. (Ref CC-28112019-0521)
Colne Road, Earith – A thief was disturbed in the act of attempting to remove an antique sign from the side of a house on Colne Road, Earith, on Friday morning, 29th November. The victim discovered the perpetrator on a step-ladder attempting to unscrew the sign, but he ran off when challenged. (Ref 35/85566/19)
Earith Bridge – Police were called to a head-on collision between two cars at the Willingham Road junction at Earith Bridge on Friday afternoon, 29th November. An ambulance was also called as a pregnant woman was in one of the cars, but unfortunately there is no further information about any injuries. One damaged car was towed away from the scene by recovery services. (Ref CC-29112019-0383)
Field Off A1123 Needingworth – Police received a report of a suspicious incident at a field just off the A1123 near Needingworth on Monday afternoon, 2nd December. A blue Transit van was seen driving into the field, where it got stuck in mud and came to a halt. The occupants of the van then got out, walked to a car left on the roadside nearby and drove away. A police patrol was dispatched and officers located the van, however after checking its details, no further police action was needed. (Ref CC-02122019-0280)
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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