Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 26th May to 1st June:
Covid-19 – Police have continued to receive a few reports of people gathering in groups apparently in breach of the Covid-19 regulations, and have given words of advice and explanations on the importance of maintaining social distancing and following all of the government’s instructions.
From Monday 1st June the rules have been slightly relaxed, and we are now able to have slightly more interaction with family and friends whilst outdoors – but it will still be vitally important to follow the social distancing rules and stay 2 metres away from people from other households.
Abbey Terrace, Ramsey – A person working at the Golf Club on Abbey Terrace was verbally abused and threatened by the driver of a horse and trap which came into the club car park on Wednesday afternoon, 27th May, when he was warned about the danger from golf balls. After the threats were made, the driver drove the horse and trap off across the fairways. (Ref 35/34453/20)
Station Road, Ramsey – A person believed to be intoxicated through alcohol or drugs damaged a car parked on Station Road, Ramsey, on Friday lunchtime, 29th May. The suspect ripped off the front number plate and left it on the ground before walking off along the street. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/35418/20)
Great Whyte – CCTV recorded pictures of a person entering a shop on Great Whyte on Friday afternoon, 29th May, picking up a drink and consuming it without paying, then walking through to a staff-only area and stealing a mobile phone. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/35132/20)
Canberra Court, Ramsey – Police received a report of a large group of people gathered on Canberra Court on Saturday evening, 30th May, apparently in breach of Covid-19 regulations. When a police patrol arrived the group was already dispersing, but officers spoke to those remaining and advised them to return to their homes. (Ref CC-30052020-0566)
Park Road, Ramsey – The paintwork of a Vauxhall car was damaged with scratches whilst it was left outside its owner’s flat on Park Road, Ramsey, at some time overnight on Saturday 30th / Sunday 31st May. The scratches appear to have been done deliberately with a metal implement. (Ref 35/35575/20)
And Finally – Do You Know About “Get Safe Online”?
My thanks to an Ecops subscriber who recently contacted me to say how useful she found a web-site called “Get Safe Online” for advice about how to protect yourself and your computers, including mobile devices, against fraud, identity theft and many other common problems encountered on-line.
“Get Safe Online” is a partnership between the Government and private organisations in the banking, retail, internet security and other sectors, and works with law-enforcement to provide advice and promote awareness about on-line safety.
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)