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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 19th to 26th June:
Needingworth Road – A male arriving in a silver-coloured Vauxhall car shoplifted five bottles of champagne from a store on Needingworth Road on Friday afternoon, 19th June. CCTV recorded pictures of the theft taking place. (Ref 35/39918/20)
Edison Road – Thieves broke into a cage outside a unit on Edison Road and stole two gas bottles, and also caused damage to the installation, at some time between Friday afternoon, 19th, and Sunday morning, 21st June. Police hope that CCTV may have recorded the crime taking place. (Ref 35/40494/20)
Thorndown Close – Thieves broke into a works van left parked on Thorndown Close at some time overnight on Saturday 20th / Sunday 21st June, and stole power tools and other items from inside. So far no-one has reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref 35/40354/20)
London Road – Police received a report of a group of teenagers seen entering a dangerous derelict building on London Road on Sunday lunchtime, 21st June. A police patrol was dispatched and officers located the group, explained the dangers and escorted them off the site. (Ref CC-21062020-0210)
Westwood Road Area – There was an attempted burglary at a house in the Westwood Road area of town on Monday morning, 22nd July. Neighbours disturbed an intruder who had entered a garage and taken some garden tools, and had then moved to the back of the house and started trying to force open a window. The suspect then dropped the stolen tools and fled. Police searched the area and spoke to neighbours, and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/40567/20)
Ramsey Road – Police were called to deal with a car left abandoned in the middle of Ramsey Road after a collision, in the early hours of Wednesday 24th June. The silver Renault was very badly damaged and was towed away by recovery services. (Ref CC-24062020-0041)
River near Parish Church – Two people paddling a kayak on the river just up from the Parish Church towards The Thicket on Wednesday lunchtime, 24th June, had gravel and beer bottles thrown at them by a group of teenagers swimming near the bank who were also verbally abusive towards them. Fortunately no-one was hurt. (Ref 35/41536/20)
Burstellars Area – Police received calls from residents in the Burstellars area on Wednesday evening, 24th June, reporting a loss of electricity and a loud bang that had set off car alarms. The Fire Brigade were called as a precaution but there was no danger – a safety mechanism had tripped at an electricity sub-station due to overheating. Fire officers stayed at the site to await the arrival of power company engineers. (Ref CC-24062020-0459)
Bridgefoot, London Road – Thieves stole an inflatable dinghy from the river at Bridgefoot on Thursday lunchtime, 25th June. No further information is available at the moment. (Ref 35/41467/20)
Crown Place – A man’s bright green and black ‘Ammaco Grasshopper’ mountain bike was stolen from where it had been locked up in a bike rack at Crown Place, sometime on Friday afternoon, 26th June.
From the Police ‘News’ Website:
A man who stalked a St Ives woman after their relationship broke up was given a 10 months suspended prison sentence, ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid community work and handed a restraining order at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday 22nd June.
John White followed the woman several times on the streets in St Ives, sent numerous text messages to her and waited outside her house with a make-shift listening device.
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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