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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 24th to 30th April.
Covid-19 - Although the vast majority of people have been following the Government’s instructions on staying home and maintaining social-distancing, police have continued to received reports of groups of people congregating and ignoring the Covid-19 regulations. Where necessary, people have been dispersed with words of advice given, and the need to stay home and stay apart has been explained.
Please remember how vital it is that we all stay home and only go out when it is essential. Thank you to everyone for doing this – stay home, save lives.
Hill Rise Park – Police were called to Hill Rise Park on Saturday lunchtime, 25th April, where a man in a white van had parked up and was seen unloading a child’s motorbike, apparently in preparation for it to be ridden around the park. Officers located the man, explained that this was not permitted under Covid-19 and road traffic regulations, and instructed him to return home. (Ref CC-25042020-0228)
Station Road – A thief stole a mountain bicycle from a rack at the bus station on Station Road at sometime on Saturday afternoon, 25th April. The bike had been secured with two locks, but these were also taken. (Ref 35/27568/20)
The Quay – Police responded to a report of a group of 4 people gathered on The Quay on Saturday afternoon, 25th April, drinking and being abusive to passers by. Officers dispersed the group after giving instructions about the need for social distancing. (Ref CC-25042020-0236)
Meadow Lane – Police were called to Meadow Lane on Saturday evening, 25th April, where a group of people had set up camp and were ignoring the social-distancing regulations. Officers dispersed the group after giving serious advice about the need for people to keep apart. (Ref CC-25042020-0435)
The Quay – Police were called back to The Quay on Sunday afternoon, 26th April, following a report of anti-social behaviour by a group of five people, seen drinking and socialising in contravention of Covid-19 regulations and also a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that bans drinking alcohol in the area. Officers took the names of the individuals concerned and dispersed the group, with serious words of advice about the need for social distancing and to observe the PSPO. (Ref 35/27903/20)
Welland Close – A suspicious male in his 20s, dressed in black and with black hair and beard, was reported to be disturbing residents of Welland Close on Monday evening, 27th April, by knocking an doors and asking for a person who was not known to live in the area. One resident was assaulted when they asked the man to leave. Police searched the area and made enquiries at neighbouring houses, and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/28014/20)
And Finally – Covid-19 Help and Advice
If you are in need of any help or advice about the Covid-19 virus and the current situation, remember that there are several on-line sites that can give you assistance and information, including:
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)