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Good Evening, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 26th April to 4th May:
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. In some cases, Fixed Penalty Notice fines have been issued under the Covid-19 regulations.
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.
Newtown Road, Ramsey – Police are investigating an attempted break-in at a store on Newtown Road that happened at just before 7:00 pm on Sunday evening, 26th April. CCTV recorded pictures of a male and a female attempting to force open a fire door with a wooden implement. Fortunately they were unsuccessful and are seen leaving the premises after about 20 minutes. (Ref 35/27810/20)
Wood Lane, Ramsey – Police searched the area around the Rural Museum on Wood Lane late on Monday evening, 27th April, following a report of three people with torches seen in the grounds. However all was quiet and nothing untoward was discovered. (Ref CC-27042020-0471)
Ramsey – Police are investigating an incident that happened at a shop in Ramsey on Tuesday morning, 28th April, in which a customer assaulted a member of staff by grabbing them by the waist and moving them aside when asked not to ignore the social-distancing regulations. The incident was recorded on CCTV. (Ref 35/28114/20)
Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights – Police searched the area around Ramsey Heights on Wednesday afternoon, 29th April, following a report of hare-coursers seen on fields off Ugg Mere Court Road. Men with three dogs and a silver off-road vehicle had been spotted but were last seen driving off towards Ramsey St Mary’s. (Ref CC-29042020-0268)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police received a report that three suspicious males in hooded clothing and carrying implements that may have been crow-bars had been seen outside a business unit on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, on Wednesday evening, 29th April. CCTV recorded the incident and shows the men driving off in a car at around 9:15 pm. (Ref CC-30042020-0024)
Serjeant’s Close, Ramsey – A black BMW car was stolen from a car-park at Serjeant’s Close at some time between 8:00 pm on Friday 1st and midday on Saturday 2nd May. At the moment no-one has reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref 35/28893/20)
RAF Upwood / Biggin Lane – Police received a large a number of calls over the weekend reporting vehicles being driven in an anti-social and noisy manner, creating a disturbance on the disused RAF Upwood base. Officers attended several times and searched the area, blocking off an unofficial access point onto the runway and spotting several offending cars leaving the site in the distance. On Sunday afternoon, 3rd May, officers disrupted two cars doing hand-brake turns and 'donuts', and three persons were issued with £60 Penalty Notices under the Covid-19 regulations. (Ref CC-03052020-0277)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey – There was a break-in at a house on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey, at some time between Thursday 30th April and Monday 4th May. Intruders forced a window to gain access to a utility room but were unable to enter the rest of the house and left without stealing anything. However, power cables for a fridge and freezer were pulled out, leading to all of the contents being ruined. (Ref 35/29256/20)
Ashbeach Drove, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour involving a white Transit van on Ashbeach Drove, Ramsey St Mary’s, on Monday morning, 4th May. The van drove into the back yard of a property but quickly left when the driver realised he had been spotted by residents. Other sightings of the white van with distinctive green sides have apparently been reported on local social media sites. (Ref CC-04052020-0331)
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)