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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s hope that 2020 is a great year for all of us. Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police over the New Year period, from 27th December to 2nd January. Unhappily, there has been a series of burglaries at farms in the area over the last week, amongst other incidents:
Fellowes Drive, Ramsey – Two strings of Christmas lights were stolen from outside a house on Fellowes Drive, Ramsey, overnight on Thursday 26th / Friday 27th December. Police have noted that there are on-going issues with anti-social behaviour by young people in this area, which borders some open green space, and the incident has been passed to the Local Policing Team for them to be aware. (Ref 35/92647/19)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – A trespasser was found in the yard of a farm on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, on Friday lunchtime, 27th December. When challenged, the male said he had been looking for somewhere to buy onions, but a later check of CCTV showed that he had been inside the farm barns. However, nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/92215/19)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Four barns at another farm on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, were broken into on Friday afternoon, 27th December. CCTV shows that two male intruders damaged padlocks to enter the barns and stole scrap metal and old car batteries before driving off in a silver coloured car. (Ref 35/92512/19)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Another farm on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, was the target of a break-in and burglary on Friday afternoon, 27th December. Two males in a silver coloured car drove into the farmyard at around 2:30 pm, and stole two heavy-duty batteries from a barn, before driving off. The incident was caught on CCTV and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/92516/19)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Another farm on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, was burgled on Friday afternoon, 27th December. Three heavy-duty batteries were stolen from a barn, but no vehicles or suspicious persons were seen at the time. (Ref 35/92524/19)
Whittlesey Road, Benwick – Two males in a silver-coloured car committed a burglary at a farm on Whittlesey Road, Benwick, on Saturday lunchtime, 28th December. The suspects drove into the farmyard and stole pieces of gardening equipment and other items from three outbuildings before being disturbed by a resident and driving off. (Ref 35/92522/19)
Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside – Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at commercial premises on Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, that happened late on Thursday evening, 2nd January. CCTV recorded pictures of a gang of five men arriving in two vehicles and breaking a padlock on a set of gates to enter the yard of the business unit. They can then be seen breaking into a storage container and stealing pieces of aluminium from a crate before driving off. (Ref 35/519/20)
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 – www.cambs.police.uk/report ;
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)