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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 27th June to 2nd July:
Erica Road – Officers stopped a person behaving suspiciously on Erica Road on Wednesday evening, 1st July, who had turned and walked away, discarding a package into nearby bushes. The package was recovered and found to contain a substance believed to be cannabis. The suspect was detained and proceedings are continuing. (Ref 35/43140/20)
Thefts from Vehicles – There was a spate of thefts from cars and vans in residential streets around Houghton Road (and in Houghton and Wyton villages) at the beginning of the week. Several of the vehicles that were targeted may unfortunately have been left unlocked by their owners :
Green Leys – A thief opened the passenger door of a Transit van left parked on Green Leys in the early hours of Tuesday 30th June and stole loose change and tobacco from inside. Other expensive items inside the van were not touched. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/42659/20)
Goodman Close – A wallet was stolen from the centre console of a blue Audi car left parked on the driveway of a house on Goodman Close, at some time during Monday night, 29th June. The thief entered via the passenger door, which was left ajar, and also opened and searched the boot. (Ref 35/42694/20)
Green Leys – A sum of loose change was stolen from the centre console of a red Ford car, left parked on Green Leys overnight on Monday 29th / Tuesday 30th June. The thief also searched the car, but nothing else is thought to have been taken. (Ref 35/42700/20)
Goodman Close – A thief entered a black BMW car left parked overnight on Goodman Close and stole a wallet from the glovebox
Brigham Crescent – Loose change was stolen from a black Nissan car left parked on Brigham Crescent, at some time on Monday night, 29th June. (Ref 35/42798/20)
Knight’s Way – CCTV recorded pictures of a male suspect trying the door handle of a van left parked on Knight’s Way in the early hours of Tuesday 30th June. The male can be seen shining a torch through the van window before moving off. No damage was caused and nothing was stolen. (Ref 35/42984/20)
Clark Drive – A car left parked on Clark Drive on Monday night, 29th June, was entered, searched, and a quantity of money was stolen from the glovebox. (Ref 35/42758/20)
Houghton Road – A van left parked on the driveway of a house on Houghton Road was entered and items stolen in the early hours of Tuesday 30th June. The thief stole loose change from an ashtray, a mobile phone and tool parts, and then discarded the ashtray in nearby bushes. (Ref 35/42827/20)
Garner Drive – CCTV recorded pictures of a male suspect entering an unlocked grey Vauxhall car left parked outside a house on Garner Drive at just after midnight on Tuesday morning, 30th June. The thief stole loose change from the glovebox. He can be seen checking a second car that was locked, but this was not broken into. (Ref 35/42839/20)
Houghton Road – CCTV at another house on Houghton Road recorded pictures of a male suspect in a face mask and gloves unsuccessfully attempting to open two cars left parked outside. (Ref 35/42927/20)
Goldie Close – A car left on the driveway of a house on Goldie Close was entered and searched at some time between Monday evening, 29th June, and Wednesday morning, 1st July. However, nothing is thought to have been taken. (Ref 35/43361/20)
Brigham Crescent – A car left parked overnight on Brigham Crescent on Tuesday 30th June / Wednesday 1st July was entered and thoroughly searched by an unknown person, who is thought to have stolen spare parts from the boot. (Ref 35/42984/20)
Meadow Lane – Police received reports of high-performance cars racing around the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site on Tuesday evening, 30th June. Officers attended and found evidence of anti-social behaviour but nothing was happening at that time, although one car arrived, turned around and left whilst officers were there. (Ref CC-30062020-0384)
Police News Item:
A 36-year old man was remanded to appear in Court on Wednesday 1st July, charged with burglary, driving, fraud and weapon offences relating to a series of incidents in St Ives, Papworth Everard, Hilton, Biggleswade and Potton between 22nd and 29th June.
And Finally – Advice on Vehicle Security
Cambridgeshire Police has some timely guidance about vehicle security on its web-site, including information about key-less entry systems and advice on products you can use to improve your car or van’s security. Check the link for more information:
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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