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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly Policing Summary for the St Ives district on the last day of 2019, covering the period 24th to 30th December. Happy New Year to all our subscribers, from everyone at St Ives Police Station!
The Waits / The Thicket – Police received a report of offensive graffiti sprayed onto tree trunks and a bench along the footpath between The Waits and The Thicket, on Monday 30th December. It is thought that the graffiti was sprayed at some time just before Christmas. The District Council has been notified so that the graffiti can be removed. (Ref 35/92997/19)
Bridge Street – The windscreen of a blue Mercedes car was damaged at some time overnight on Monday 23rd / Tuesday 24th December whilst it was left parked on Bridge Street. Someone appears to have hit the glass with an object such as a hammer, causing it to crack but not shatter. Police hope that CCTV cameras on the street may have recorded the incident taking place. (Ref 35/91716/19)
East Street – Police received a report of a break-in at a property on East Street that happened in the early hours of Tuesday, Christmas Eve. It is not clear how intruders entered the premises but personal belongings were scattered around in the living room and an antique chair was broken. (Ref 35/91607/19)
Clare Court – Vandals damaged the wind mirror of a red and black Ford car whilst it was parked outside Clare Court, Ramsey Road, in the early hours of Tuesday, Christmas Eve. A group of three youths was seen in the street at the time, shouting and kicking things. (Ref 35/91633/19)
Constable Road – Police received a report of a collision that happened on Constable Road on Tuesday afternoon, Christmas Eve day. A silver BMW pulled out from a side road and hit a car that was indicating to turn. The BMW drove off without stopping. Fortunately no-one was hurt and the second car was still driveable although damaged. (Ref CC-24122019-0269)
Market Hill – Intruders broke in to the Free Church on Market Hill at some time early on Wednesday, Christmas Day, by forcing the doors to the building. At the moment it is not known if anything was stolen. (Ref 35/91856/19)
Westwood Road – Police are investigating an incident that happened near Westwood Road on Friday afternoon, 27th December, in which a woman walking down an alleyway was followed by a drunken male who made threats towards her when she asked him to stop. The victim was able to run off, leaving the suspect shouting at passers-by on the road. (Ref 35/92280/19)
Hill Rise Park – Police responded to a report of a group of children lighting fires on the Skate Park at Hill Rise on Friday afternoon, 27th December. The group had apparently been using an aerosol can to start small fires on the ramp. Officers spoke to one young person found at the scene and returned him to his home. (Ref CC-27122019-0288)
California Road – A high-value car left on the driveway of a house on California Road whilst its owners were away was stolen at some time between Wednesday 18th and Saturday 28th December. A burned-out car discovered in Warboys on Saturday evening, 28th December, was subsequently identified as the stolen vehicle. (Refs 35/92792/19 and 35/92665/19)
Chestnut Road – There was an attempted burglary at a house on Chestnut Road at some time between Friday 27th and Sunday 29th December, whilst the owners were away. The intruders attempted to force a kitchen window at the back of the house, but failed to open it, leaving the glass cracked but intact. Police have made enquiries with neighbours and scenes-of-crime officers have also attended. (Ref 35/92827/19)
Beech Drive – There was a break-in and burglary at a house on Beech Drive at some time overnight on Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th December, whilst the owners were absent. Intruders entered the house by forcing a rear window, then carried out a tidy search of the upstairs rooms before leaving, having stolen cash and items of jewellery. Scenes-of-crime officers have attended and enquiries have also been made at neighbouring houses. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/92810/19)
Westwood Road – Intruders forced their way into a recreation facility on Westwood Road at some time between Saturday and Sunday morning, 28th and 29th December. A storage shed was broken into and items inside interfered with, and football goal-posts were also damaged. It is not known if anything was stolen. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/92749/19)
London Road – Police arrested a suspect after an incident that happened in the car-park of a hotel on London Road shortly after midnight early on Sunday morning, 29th December. A verbal dispute escalated into violence when a male objected to the cost of a taxi fare, assaulted the taxi driver and damaged the inside of his cab. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/92694/19)
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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:
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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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