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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 10th to 18th July. I’m sorry that this is a couple of days later than usual, due to a technical problem, so there are quite a few items to mention.
Swan Close – An upstairs window at a house on Swan Close was smashed when someone threw a rock through it, at some time overnight on Friday 10th / Saturday 11th July. (Ref 35/45529/20)
Swan Close – A potting-shed on Swan Close was broken into and low-value items were stolen, at some time in the two weeks leading up to Wednesday 15th July. Investigations to identify the offender, who also used the shed as a toilet, are on-going. (Ref 35/47004/20)
London Road – The driver’s side window of a silver Ford car parked outside its owner’s house on London Road was smashed by an unknown person at around 2:00 am early on Saturday morning, 11th July. (Ref 35/45889/20)
The Pavement – Police received reports of three youths parading about on the parapet of a three-storey building at The Pavement on Saturday afternoon, 11th July, whistling at passers-by below and behaving in a dangerous and attention-seeking manner. A patrol was dispatched and officers located a group behind the building and gave them serious words of advice. (Ref CC-11072020-0327)
Brigham Crescent – Two suspicious males were seen loitering around cars parked on Brigham Crescent late on Saturday evening, looking in through the windows. They were last seen heading off into the new estate. (Ref CC-11072020-0569)
The Quadrant – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision involving two cars and a motor-scooter at The Quadrant late on Saturday evening, 11th July. One person was thought to have been slightly hurt, but the scooter-rider had left the scene when officers arrived. (Ref CC-11072020-0580)
Market Hill – Police issued a Fixed Penalty Notice to a grey VW car left parked obstructing the fire exit to a building on Market Hill on Sunday morning, 12th July. (Ref CC-12072020-0124)
Station Road – Police, Fire and Ambulance crews were called to a collision between two cars at the junction of Station Road and Priory Road on Sunday morning, 12th July. The road was blocked for a time, affecting buses heading to and from the busway, and one person was reported to have been slightly hurt. (Ref CC-13072020-0324)
Nobles Field – Police received a report of anti-social behaviour by a large group of young people gathered at Nobles Field on Sunday afternoon, 12th July, drinking, jumping into the river near moored-up boats and being intimidating towards boat-owners. However, the group had dispersed by the time any police patrols were free to attend. (Ref CC-12072020-0331)
Tennyson Avenue – Vandals pulled up flowers and plants in the front garden of a house on Tennyson Avenue, leaving them strewn over the grass and the adjoining footpath, at some time overnight on Sunday 12th / Monday 13th July. Discarded beer bottles were also discovered. (Ref 35/46019/20)
Ramsey Road – Thieves entered the back garden of a house on Ramsey Road overnight on Sunday 12th / Monday 13th July, and stole two mountain bikes and another bicycle that had been left there by their owner. (Ref 35/46040/20)
Market Hill – Police are investigating a report of the possible theft of a sum of money in an envelope that an elderly person may have inadvertently left on the counter of a shop on Market Hill on Monday afternoon, 13th July. Officers hope that CCTV may help in the investigation. (Ref 35/46320/20)
Old Ramsey Road – Police received reports of two tents having been set up amongst trees opposite the cemetery on Old Ramsey Road, and of a van seen parked nearby on several occasions. However, when officers checked the site on Tuesday afternoon, 14th July, the tents had gone and all was quiet. (Ref CC-14072020-0079)
Hill Rise – Police were called to a collision between two cars on Hill Rise on Thursday morning, 16th July. Fortunately no-one was hurt and the damaged cars were moved off the road to await recovery. (Ref CC-16072020-0094)
London Road – Police searched a derelict building on London Road on Thursday evening, 16th July, following a report of banging and crashing noises coming from inside. The building is known to attract trespassers, but on this occasion no-one was found. (Ref CC-16072020-0441)
Anderson Drive – Police followed a suspicious car until it stopped on Anderson Drive, on Friday afternoon, 17th July. The driver was stopped and searched and found to be in possession of a substance believed to be herbal cannabis, two constantly ringing mobile phones, electronic scales and a quantity of cash. He was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of drugs, and further arrested for driving without insurance and whilst under the influence of drugs, when a test returned a positive result. The car was seized and towed away. (Ref 35/47199/20)
And Finally… Police Warning About Dog Thefts
Police are warning dog-owners to be extra-vigilant following a rise in the number of thefts reported across the county in recent weeks. Since May, there have been 17 incidents of dogs stolen from homes and kennels in Cambridgeshire, and this reflects a rising trend nationally, linked to an increase in the prices charged for dogs and puppies.
Locally, thefts have been reported in Stretham, Bluntisham, Peterborough, Horningsea, Stow-cum-Quy and Wilburton, with an attempted theft reported in Haddenham.
There is advice on the precautions you can take to protect your pet on the Force 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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