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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 3rd to 9th July:
Somersham Road – Police were called to a collision between two cars at the Woodhurst crossroads on the B1040 Somersham Road on Friday afternoon, 3rd July. Fortunately no-one was hurt although both cars needed recovery and debris had to be cleared from the carriageway. (Ref CC-03072020-0260)
Hill Rise – Police stopped and searched a suspicious car on Hill Rise in the early hours of Saturday 4th July and discovered substances believed to be cannabis as well as a grinder and a packet of a white powder. A road-side drugs test was carried out which returned a positive result. The driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and Class A drugs and for driving whilst under the influence of drugs. (Ref 35/43764/20)
Dart Close – A man’s bicycle was stolen from the lobby of an apartment building on Dart Close on Sunday morning, 5th July. The bike had been left leaning up inside the entrance, together with a girl’s bike, which was not taken. (Ref 35/44129/20)
Edison Road – Vehicles doing wheel-spins and handbrake turns damaged the surface of a private car-park at a business unit on Edison Road late on Sunday evening, 5th July. Rubber skid marks from tyres and gouges in the surface caused by wheel rims were discovered together with tyre debris and rubbish from food wrappers. (Ref 35/44250/20)
Cedar Road – A thief stole a bicycle that had been locked to a lamp-post on Cedar Road at some time between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Monday evening, 6th July. The owner returned to find the bike and the lock had both been taken. (Ref 35/44469/20)
The Pound – Police seized a white Transit van and towed it away from The Pound on Monday evening, 6th July, when checks showed that there was no valid insurance for the driver. (Ref CC-06072020-0416)
Greengarth – A mountain bike was stolen from an address in Greengarth in the early hours of Tuesday 7th July. The thief is thought to have deliberately avoided CCTV cameras in the area. (Ref 35/45171/20)
Hill Rise Park – Police received a report of the remains of camp fires found in the wooded area of Hill Rise Park on Tuesday afternoon, 7th July. There were concerns that such fires could easily spread to the woodland if they got out of control. (Ref CC-07072020-0230)
Station Road – Police were called to the Bus Station on Station Road on Thursday afternoon, 9th July, following a report of anti-social behaviour by a group of people drinking and creating a disturbance. When a police patrol arrived all was quiet, but a group of people was present and officers spoke to them and moved them on. There is an on-going problem with anti-social behaviour at this location that the Neighbourhood Policing team are aware of and monitor. (Ref CC-09072020-0210)
Ramsey Road – Police stopped and searched a suspicious car on Ramsey Road on Thursday evening, 9th July. The driver was found to be in possession of a large amount of cash and a mobile phone, and was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of drugs. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/45180/20)
Lost and Found:
Found – Brigham Crescent – Saturday evening, 4th July – A rucksack was found leaning against a tree, containing clothing, a Peppa Pig fluffy toy and other items. It was left in situ in case its owner returned for it. (Ref CC-04072020-0448)
And Finally … Have You Heard of the ‘National Cyber Security Centre’ (NCSC)?
My thanks to St Ives Ecops subscriber Julie for drawing my attention to this organisation.
The NCSC is the UK centre of excellence for cyber security, supporting the general public, industry, the public sector and other organisations on all aspects of how to prevent and protect themselves from cyber attacks. This involves protecting the devices we all use – smart-phones, laptops, tablets and computers – the services we all access, and the vast amounts of personal information that we entrust to them.
For individuals and families, the NCSC has advice about staying safe and dealing with common cyber problems, such as hacking, identity theft, computer viruses and other losses of data and information.
For the self-employed and sole traders, the NCSC can advise on how to protect your business and the technology that you rely on. There is also advice for organisations of all sizes, small, medium and large, and for the Public sector and cyber security professionals.
Find out more about the NCSC by visiting their web-site at:
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)