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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 6th to 12th December:
Chatteris Road, Somersham – Thieves in a green Citroen van stole five alloy wheels from behind the garage of a property on Chatteris Road, Somersham, at some time between Sunday 1st and Friday 6th December. CCTV recorded the theft taking place and police are looking at images as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/87220/19)
Colne Fields, Somersham – A shed in the garden of a house on Colne Fields, Somersham, was broken into at some time between Friday 29th November and Sunday 8th December. It is thought that the thieves entered the back garden by climbing over a fence from adjoining fields, then broke into the shed and stole a petrol-powered strimmer. (Ref 35/87942/19)
Church Street Area, Woodhurst – There was a break-in and burglary at a house in a Close in the Church Street area of Woodhurst at some time between Saturday morning, 7th, and Sunday evening, 8th December, whilst the occupants were absent. They returned home on the Sunday evening to find a panel of the back door kicked in and the house ransacked, with drawers and cupboards in all rooms opened and untidily searched. Cash, jewellery and Christmas presents were found to have been stolen. Police have made enquiries at neighbouring houses but at the moment no-one has reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref 35/87723/19)
Colne Fields, Somersham – A second shed in the garden of a house on Colne Fields, Somersham, was broken into this week, at some time between Tuesday 3rd and Tuesday 10th December. Thieves entered the insecure shed in the back garden and stole a strimmer and a chainsaw. (Ref 35/88120/19)
Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police received a report of four vehicles believed to have been involved in hare-coursing seen leaving fields off Chatteris Road, Somersham, and heading towards the main road, on Tuesday morning, 10th December. One grey and three black four-by-four vehicles had been spotted. Police notified Countryside Watch and issued an alert to patrols in the area to be on the look-out for them. (Ref CC-10122019-0166)
Somersham Road / Bluntisham Heath Road Crossroads – Police were called to a collision at the Somersham Road / Bluntisham Heath Road crossroads on Wednesday afternoon, 11th December. Several cars and a van appear to have been involved but fortunately no-one was hurt and no vehicles needed to be towed away. (Ref CC-11122019-0354)
Long Drove, Somersham – Police responded to a report of three men with three dogs in a blue Mercedes seen hare-coursing on land off Long Drove, Somersham, on Thursday afternoon, 12th December. A second call was received shortly later also reporting hare-coursers in a blue Mercedes on land off Chatteris Road, Somersham. Officers searched the area but unfortunately no trace of the suspect vehicle was found. (Refs CC-12122019-0236 and CC-12122019-0250)
Somersham – A police patrol came across a suspicious silver Vauxhall estate car in Somersham at shortly after midnight early on Thursday 12th December. The car failed to stop and sped off, managing to evade officers searching for it. However, a silver Vauxhall estate car matching its description was later found abandoned on the driveway of a house in the Grange Road area of Somersham on Thursday morning. The car was towed away by police for forensic analysis. (Refs CC-12122019-0009 and CC-12122019-0338)
And Finally … Some Seasonal Advice about Home Security:
As Christmas gets ever closer some of you may be planning to visit family members or go away for the festive period. It's a busy time of year but please don't forget about security for your home. Empty properties can be easy targets for burglars. If your property will be empty over the Christmas period please consider these crime reduction hints and tips:
- Ensure all doors and windows are all left locked and secure. Double check before you leave the house.
- Keep any spare house/car keys away from letter boxes and windows.
- Keep items such as laptops, mobile phones, cameras, iPads/tablets out of sight.
- Utilise burglar alarms if you have one fitted.
- Speak to trusted neighbours and ensure they have your contact details in case they may need to contact you.
- Lock away ladders, tools and any other items which a burglar could use to gain entry to your home.
- Use timer switches so that your property looks occupied whilst you are away.
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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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)