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Good Evening, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 26th February to 2nd March:
Burrel Road – Police are investigating a break-in and burglary that happened at an industrial unit on Burrel Road late on Wednesday evening, 26th February. Thieves broke in through a side window in an alleyway and managed to steal a large number of chain-saws before leaving. (Ref 35/14673/20)
The Pavement – Police received reports of two women’s purses being stolen whilst they were shopping on The Pavement on Saturday lunchtime, 29th February:
In one incident, a lady’s purse containing cash and bank cards, together with her mobile phone, were stolen in the five minutes it took her to walk from a cash machine to a shop on The Pavement. (Ref 35/15216/20)
In a second incident, a lady had made a purchase at a charity shop, then noticed that her bag felt light. On checking, she found that her purse with cash and bank cards had been stolen. Unfortunately, the thief used the bank card to make a fraudulent withdrawal at a cash machine before it could be cancelled. (Ref 35/15511/20)
Both of the stolen purses, together with the stolen phone, were later found discarded in a trash bin at a nearby shop, but unfortunately without their contents.
Forsythia Road – Domestic CCTV recorded images of a suspicious male trying the door handle of a car parked on the road and bending down to look underneath the vehicle, at around midnight on Saturday evening, 29th February. Last week a catalytic converter was stolen from a car whilst it was parked on Forsythia Road. (Ref 35/15386/20)
Cromwell Place – Officers issued six Fixed Penalty Notices to cars left parked beyond the permitted time period on Cromwell Place on Saturday afternoon, 29th February, following an earlier call reporting the problem. This was part of a clamp-down on parking violations in both St Ives and Ramsey on Friday and Saturday, 28th and 29th February, in which a total of 35 tickets were issued. A number of Advisory Notices and warnings were also handed out. (Ref CC-27022020-0387)
The Broadway – Police were called to two incidents of affray on The Broadway in the early hours of Sunday 1st March:
In one incident, police were alerted by CCTV to an assault happening outside a night-club at around 2:00 am, and were able to locate a suspect. However the victim was not found and no-one came forward to report being involved. (Ref 35/15431/20)
In the second incident, police were called to a disturbance outside a fast-food restaurant at around 3:30 am. A large group of youths was reported to be congregating in the street, and when officers arrived two males were still fighting. After looking at CCTV images, police arrested one male and took him into custody. (Ref 35/15216/20)
Guided Busway – Police received reports of a white VW car stuck on the Guided Busway track between St Ives and Fen Drayton, at 9:00 am on Sunday 1st March. The car’s tyres had burst and its airbag had been deployed, but no-one was with it. The bus company were notified for them to arrange recovery of the car. (Ref CC-01032020-0121)
Ramsey Road – Police seized and towed away a black VW car found on Ramsey Road on Sunday afternoon, 1st March, when checks showed that it had no valid tax or insurance. One person was also taken into custody. (Ref CC-01032020-0375)
Westwood Road – A man’s bicycle was stolen from outside the Leisure Centre on Westwood Road on Monday morning, 2nd March. It is not known if the bike had been locked and secured when it was left. (Ref 35/15886/20)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Thieves removed and stole the catalytic converter from a Honda car left parked at the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site, at sometime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm on Monday 2nd March. (Ref 35/15778/20)
And Finally – Reminder 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)