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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
This has been an extraordinary week with the Corona Virus situation changing on a daily basis. Government advice on how to stay safe and protect yourself and your community is available at the following link:
Meanwhile, normal policing work continues. Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 20th March:
Great Whyte – A man’s bicycle was stolen from outside a shop on Great Whyte on Saturday morning, 14th March, at some time between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. There is no information on whether the bike had been left chained or locked. (Ref 35/19108/20)
Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights – Police discovered two cannabis factories whilst on routine patrol in Ramsey Heights on Saturday afternoon, 14th March. The factories, in a caravan and a shed on Middle Drove, contained 45 plants and a quantity of leaves being dried, and were quickly dismantled. Officers also found and seized a quad bike at the location, suspected to be stolen property. (Ref 35/19149/20)
Wagstaffe Close, Ramsey – A toddler was knocked over by a large dog whilst it was being walked off its lead in the Wagstaffe Close area of Ramsey on Sunday morning, 15th March. The dog was not aggressive and fortunately, the child was not hurt. Dog owners need to be aware of the possible dangers that their pets may cause whilst being exercised, and should take appropriate precautions to prevent any possible injuries. (Ref 35/19285/20)
Puddock Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police seized and towed away a blue Fiat car stopped on Puddock Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, on Monday evening, 16th March, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. One person was also arrested on a charge of driving whilst under the influence of a drug. (Ref CC-16032020-0439)
Biggin Lane – A car and a van were in collision at the junction of Biggin Lane and High Street on Wednesday evening, 18th March. Fortunately no-one was hurt and there was only superficial damage to the vehicles. (Ref CC-18032020-0258)
Allen Road, Ramsey – A thief removed and stole the catalytic converter from a blue Honda car whilst it was left parked on its owner’s driveway on Allen Road, at some time between Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 18th and 19th March. A suspicious person was seen nearby on the Wednesday evening, who walked through the victim’s garden and explained he was looking for a lost dog.
Ramsey Forty Foot – Police have received a report of a burglary at a building site in Ramsey Forty Foot that happened overnight on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th March. Thieves broke four padlocks to get into a storage container and stole a quantity of tools and bikes that were being stored inside prior to building work commencing. No further details are available at the moment. (Ref 35/20447/20)
Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police had to close the eastern end of the Forty Foot Bank road on Friday afternoon, 20th March, whilst the Fire Brigade dealt with a fire at a house there. One person was reported to have been taken to hospital suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. The road was open again by the end of the afternoon. (Ref CC-20032020-0185)
And Finally – Knife Crime Crackdown:
Cambridgeshire Police will be taking part in a national knife crime prevention operation next week, aimed at taking weapons off the street and including a ‘knife amnesty' where knives can be handed in without fear of prosecution.
More information is on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary 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 – 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)