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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 1st to 7th May:
Covid-19 – Here we are at a Bank Holiday weekend, commemorating Victory in Europe in the second World War, 75 years ago, and with good weather forecast – for a couple of days anyway! However, we must resist any temptation to disregard the Government’s Covid-19 instructions – it is still vitally important to stay home and only go out for the permitted reasons – stay home, save lives.
Police have continued to received reports of people congregating in groups 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, £60 Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued.
Crown Yard – A ‘Triban 100’ road bicycle was stolen from a storage shed at an address in Crown Yard at some time overnight on Friday 1st / Saturday 2nd May. The bike is silver grey with road tyres, a flat bar and a gel saddle in black with red and white writing. (Ref 35/28864/20)
Broad Leas – Police stopped a silver Audi on Broad Leas on Monday lunchtime and had it seized and towed away when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-04052020-0173)
Harding Way – A thief unscrewed and removed the front number plate from a white articulated lorry parked up on Harding Way at some time overnight on Monday 4th / Tuesday 5th May. The driver discovered the theft whilst making his checks in the morning, and noted that the thief had carefully replaced the screws after taking the plate. (Ref 35/29445/20)
Priory Mews – Police received a report from The Environment Agency that a flood defence installation at Priory Mews had been interfered with, on Tuesday afternoon, 5th May. Padlocks on a flood gate had been cut off and left discarded on the ground. (Ref 35/29708/20)
London Road – Police were called to an address on London Road twice on Tuesday evening, 5th May, following reports of a disturbance. On the second occasion an alleged breach of Covid-19 regulations was investigated and two people were arrested who were violent and threatening towards officers. (Ref 35/29638/20)
Ramsey Road – Police received reports of an animal matching the description of a small kangaroo seen on Ramsey Road late on Wednesday evening, 6th May. It was in fact a wallaby, escaped from a farm in Old Hurst, and officers eventually managed to capture it in the garden of a house on Chestnut Road, from where it was safely returned to its home. (Ref CC-06052020-0521)
The Quay – Police were called to The Quay on Wednesday afternoon following a report of a group of 5 people drinking and breaching the Covid-19 regulations. The group was dispersed with words of advice, as in this instance a Covid-19 Fixed Penalty fine was not appropriate. (Ref CC-06052020-0253)
Needingworth Road / Hill Rise – Police pursued a black Seat car that was being driven without insurance and failed to stop when requested to do so, on Needingworth Road on Wednesday afternoon, 6th May. The car was eventually found abandoned in a close off Hill Rise and was seized and towed away. The driver was seen running off and was last spotted in the Waveney Road area. (Ref CC-06052020-0307)
Sheep Market – Police received a report of two males drinking and creating a disturbance outside a shop on Sheep Market, on Thursday afternoon, 7th May. Officers attended and found four persons, who were dispersed with appropriate words of advice. (Ref CC-07052020-0238)
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)