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Good Evening, St Ives District Members –
These are extraordinary times 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 17th to 23rd March:
Warren Road – An opportunist thief took advantage of a garage door inadvertently left open to steal a quantity of brass and copper items at a house on Warren Road overnight on Tuesday 17th / Wednesday 18th March. Police hope that domestic CCTV will help with the investigation. (Ref 35/20016/20)
Bus Station, Station Road – Police are investigating an assault that happened in the waiting area of the Bus Station on Station Road at around 8:15 pm on Thursday evening, 19th March, in which a man asleep on the floor was repeatedly kicked by an unknown assailant. (Ref 35/20411/20)
Constable Road – Police were called to a supermarket on Constable Road late on Thursday evening, 19th March, where a customer had become abusive and aggressive towards staff, seizing a bottle of spirits and smashing it on the floor when asked to leave. (Ref 35/20366/20)
Needingworth Road – A boy’s bike was stolen from the garden shed at a house on Needingworth Road at some time overnight on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th March. The victim found the shed door open and the bike missing when he went to it to ride to school on the Friday morning. (Ref 35/20451/20)
Gainsborough Drive – Police received a report of a letter box at a house on Gainsborough Drive being damaged at some time overnight on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th March, but no specific details are available at the moment. (Ref 35/20435/20)
Burrel Road – There was an attempted burglary at a business unit on Burrel Road at around 9:00 pm on Saturday evening, 21st March. Security staff were alerted by an intruder alarm and the owners arrived to find that two side windows had been smashed. Fortunately the building had not been entered, but a suspect vehicle was seen driving away from the scene at the time. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/20819/20)
Edison Road – Someone interfered with a blue Transit van left parked outside business premises on Edison Road, at some time between Friday evening, 20th, and Sunday morning, 22nd March. The van’s driver’s side window was smashed and an unsuccessful attempt was made to force open the driver’s door. (Ref 35/20888/20)
Waveney Road – Thieves removed and stole the front and rear number plates from a Vauxhall car left parked behind its owner’s house on Waveney Road at some time between Friday evening, 20th, and Sunday morning, 22nd March. It is hoped that dash-cam footage might show the theft taking place. (Ref 35/20892/20)
London Road – Police were called to a disused building on London Road on Sunday afternoon, 22nd March, following a report of two suspects seen on the roof causing damage with a hammer. When officers arrived, the two had disappeared into the building and shortly afterwards smoke was seen coming from inside. The officers managed to locate the two suspects who were arrested on suspicion of arson, and the Fire Brigade was called to deal with the blaze. (Ref CC-22032020-0158)
London Road – Police are appealing for information following a robbery at a shop on London Road that happened at around 7:20 pm on Sunday evening, 22nd March. Two suspects wearing hooded tops and face coverings entered the shop and threatened the assistant, making him hand over £600 in cash from the till at knife-point. They also stole £2,000.00 worth of cigarettes and a bottle of wine, before leaving on foot.
CCTV still images are on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site at the following link:
Anyone who recognises the suspects or has any information is asked to contact police using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Reference 35/21012/20
Harding Way – The number plates were stolen from a black BMW car parked at a car sales business on Harding Way at some time between Saturday evening, 21st, and Monday morning, 23rd March. (Ref 35/21075/20)
Cow and Hare Passage – Police arrested a suspect after being called to Cow and Hare Passage on Monday lunchtime, 23rd March, where a male had caused damage to the window of a door by punching it and smashing it with his fist. (Ref 35/21167/20)
Chelmer Close – A male on a white bicycle rode up behind a woman walking home along Chelmer Way on Monday lunchtime, 23rd March, and snatched her shoulder bag. He then rode off with it. The male was wearing a hooded top. Fortunately the woman was not hurt in the incident but the bag contained her purse, keys and other items. (Ref 35/21124/20)
And Finally – A Local News Item:
Charlotte Lowe of Tern Drive, St Ives, was jailed for 2 years and 4 months at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday 13th March, having been convicted of two counts of burglary. Lowe repeatedly targeted the home of an elderly woman on Victoria Terrace until she was caught by officers who recognised her distinctive walking style from CCTV footage. More details are 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;
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)