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Good Afternoon, The Hemingfords 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:
Thefts from Vehicles – There was a spate of thefts from cars and vans in residential streets in Houghton and Wyton (and also St Ives) at the beginning of the week. Several of the vehicles that were targeted may unfortunately have been left unlocked by their owners:
Home Farm Road, Houghton – A thief entered a BMW car left outside its owner’s house on Home Farm Road, Houghton, overnight on Monday 29th / Tuesday 30th June, carried out a thorough search, and left having stolen a watch from inside the vehicle. (Ref 35/42681/20)
Home Farm Road, Houghton – Another car left outside a house on Home Farm Road, Houghton, was broken into overnight on Monday 29th / Tuesday 30th June. The thief forced open the passenger side door, damaging the paintwork, and searched thoroughly inside, but left without taking anything, leaving the door ajar. (Ref 35/42765/20)
Huntingdon Road, Wyton – A car left outside its owner’s house on Huntingdon Road, Wyton, on Monday night, 29th June, was entered and searched, with items moved around and bags opened. Nothing was stolen but the passenger door was found ajar when the car’s owner came to use it on the Tuesday morning. (Ref 35/42777/20)
Meadow Lane, Houghton – A grey Range-Rover was entered and searched at sometime on Monday night, 29th June, whilst it was parked on the drive of a house on Meadow Lane, Houghton. Again, nothing was taken but the passenger side door was left ajar. (Ref 35/42793/20)
Off Huntingdon Road, Wyton – CCTV recorded pictures of an intruder coming on to the drive of a house in a cul-de-sac off Huntingdon Road, Wyton, on Monday night, 29th June, trying the door handles of three cars that were parked there, then, finding them all locked, leaving again. No damage was caused and nothing was taken. (Ref 35/42800/20)
Off Huntingdon Road, Wyton – A second house in the same cul-de-sac was targeted by the car thief on Monday night, 29th June. Two cars had been left parked on the drive and one of them was entered and a mobile phone stolen. (Ref 35/42961/20)
Meadow Lane, Houghton – CCTV at a second house on Meadow Lane, Houghton, recorded pictures of an intruder coming up onto the drive and trying the door handle of one of the two cars left parked there. Finding it locked, the male, wearing a face mask and gloves and carrying a rucksack, then walked off back down the drive and left. (Ref 35/43018/20)
Mere Way, Wyton – Police discovered a black Audi car, reported stolen in August 2019, at a location on Mere Way, Wyton, on Tuesday afternoon, 30th June. A suspicious green John Deere tractor was also found at the same location. Both vehicles were seized and towed away for forensic analysis. (Ref CC-30062020-0282)
Houghton Lock – Police were called to Houghton Lock on Wednesday afternoon, 1st July, following a report of a group of teenagers jumping into the water, interfering with a life-belt and being noisy and offensive to passers-by. However, all was quiet when a police patrol checked the site a little later. (Ref CC-01072020-0371)
Tern Drive, St Ives – Police discovered a silver Honda car crashed and abandoned on Tern Drive, St Ives, in the early hours of Thursday 2nd July. The same car had been pursued by police earlier in the night but had managed to escape. It was seized and towed away for forensic analysis. (Ref 35/43186/20)
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
There has been a spate of thefts from cars and vans in St Ives, Houghton, Wyton and across the whole County this week, with thieves breaking into vehicles and stealing jewellery, wallets, cash and tools, amongst other items.
Cambridgeshire Police has some useful 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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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)