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Good Afternoon, Hemingfords District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 10th to 16th December:
Hemingford Road, St Ives – There was an attempted burglary at a house on Hemingford Road, St Ives, in the early hours of Thursday morning, 12th December. A thief was interrupted in the act of trying to climb in through a ground floor window, left open by the residents for ventilation purposes. After being challenged, the thief retreated and ran off. Police have made enquiries at neighbouring houses, scenes-of-crime officers have attended, and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/88586/19)
Splash Lane, Wyton – A house under construction on Splash Lane, Wyton, was broken into and burgled at some time between Thursday evening, 12th, and late morning on Friday, 13th December. Intruders entered the garage first and then broke through a door into the main house. Heating components, an electric drill and other tools were stolen. (Ref 35/88924/19)
London Road, St Ives – Thieves removed and stole the catalytic converter from a red Toyota car whilst it was left in a private car-park on London Road, St Ives, on Sunday afternoon, 15th December. (Ref 35/89630/19)
Galley Hill / Potton Road Roundabout – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between two cars at the roundabout just off the old A14 (now A1307) at Galley Hill on Sunday afternoon, 15th December. Unfortunately, one person was reported to have been slightly hurt, but there is no mention of cars having to be towed away or the road being blocked. (Ref CC-15122019-0266)
Houghton Hill – Police received a report of a car in the ditch on Houghton Hill in the early hours of Sunday morning, 15th December. When officers arrived a damaged street light was also discovered, presumed to have been struck by the car. An ambulance had already been called for the driver who had sustained some minor injuries, and recovery services were also needed to tow the badly damaged car away. (Ref CC-15122019-0036)
And Finally – Bogus Police Officer Warning:
Detectives are advising residents to stay vigilant following a number of reports of scam phone calls in recent weeks in which elderly victims are phoned by fraudsters pretending to be police officers or bank officials, asking them to transfer funds or make withdrawals of cash for later collection. Around 20 such incidents have been reported around the county since September.
It is vital to remember that genuine police officers or bank officials will NEVER ask you to withdraw or transfer money, or divulge your private banking details.
More information is on the Cambridgeshire Police 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)