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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 18th to 25th February:
Chestnut Road – Police have received a report of elderly residents in the Chestnut Road area being disturbed and worried late at night by a person knocking on their doors and asking for money, for various reasons such as to pay for a taxi or to pay a bill. The incident has been passed to the Local Policing Team for them to investigate. (Ref CC-20022020-0115)
London Road – Police were called to a disused building on London Road on Wednesday afternoon, 19th February, following reports of teenagers seen climbing on the unsafe roof. However, all was quiet when officers arrived to search the area and no-one was found on or near the derelict site. (Ref CC-19022020-0232)
Station Road – Police were called to the Bus Station on Station Road on Wednesday afternoon, 19th February, following reports of a disturbance in which a bladed instrument had been seen. One person was arrested and taken into custody. (Ref 35/13239/20)
Ramsey Road – Police searched the grounds and buildings of a school on Ramsey Road on Wednesday evening, 19th February, following a report of teenagers, possibly with spray paint cans, seen climbing on a second-floor roof. However, all was quiet and no trespassers or damage was found. (Ref CC-19022020-0346)
London Road – Three teenage males were disturbed in the act of trying to break into cars loaded on a car-transporter whilst it was parked on London Road in the early hours of Thursday 20th February. Two of the new Toyota cars had their drivers’ side doors damaged by the suspects, who were last seen heading along London Road towards the bridge. Officers searched the area but unfortunately no-one matching the descriptions could be found. (Ref 35/12829/20)
Forsythia Road – Thieves removed and stole the catalytic converter from a blue Renault car whilst it was left parked outside its owner’s house on Forsythia Road, at some time during the night of Thursday 20th / Friday 21st February. (Ref 35/13400/20)
The Broadway – Police arrested a suspect after being called to an incident on The Broadway on Friday evening, 21st February, in which a person leaving a public house was behaving violently and aggressively to other people and reportedly smashed a plate glass window at a nearby shop and damaged the windshield of a motorbike parked on the street. (Ref 35/13239/20)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Police received a report of a large gathering of people and cars on the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site on Saturday evening, 22nd February. Over a hundred cars were thought to be present in an unofficial car-meet, and vehicles were being driven dangerously and noisily around the site. Using the powers of the new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), officers stopped one vehicle that was doing ‘donuts’ and seized another when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. By 10:45 pm the vehicles were dispersing and no further incidents were reported. (Refs 35/13605/20 and CC-22022020-0532)
The Broadway – Police were called to an incident on The Broadway shortly after midnight early on Sunday morning, 23rd February, in which a customer at a public house had been seen showing a large knife. Officers arrested a suspect and a search revealed a knife with a 10-inch blade hidden in his clothing.
Keln Leas, New Road – A car left parked on Keln Leas near New Road on Monday morning, 24th February, was damaged by someone who removed the rear number plate, let down a tyre, and scored a deep scratch into the paintwork on the bonnet. However, no suspicious persons were seen in the vicinity at the time. (Ref 35/13996/20)
Station Road – Two female suspects are thought to have targeted an elderly lady shopping in St Ives Town Centre on Tuesday morning, 25th February. CCTV shows them following her into a supermarket on Station Road, where her purse was stolen. The purse contained bank cards and other items, and unfortunately fraudulent cash withdrawals were made using the stolen cards before they could be cancelled. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/14185/20)
Westwood Road – A teenager’s bicycle was stolen from a rack outside the Leisure Centre on Westwood Road at some time on Tuesday morning, 25th February. The bike had been left locked and secure at around 8:30 am, but had disappeared along with the lock when its owner returned for it at about 1:20 pm. (Ref 35/14237/20)
And Finally – Notice of Upcoming Police Surgeries:
Two police surgeries are planned for St Ives in the next few weeks. If you can, do come along to meet members of your Local Policing Team and ask any questions about policing issues in the St Ives community:
Wednesday 11th March, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, St Ives Library
Monday 16th March, 10:00 am, The Co-op, Constable Road
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)