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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 27th July – and we’re back to our traditional Tuesday publication day again now, after the delay last week.
Hill Rise Allotments – A shed on the Hill Rise allotments was broken into at some time between Wednesday 15th and Saturday 18th July, and three petrol strimmers and a spare strimmer head were stolen from inside. (Ref 35/47834/20)
Hill Rise Allotments – Another shed on the Hill Rise allotments was broken into at some time overnight on Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th July, by a person who then used a camping stove which set light to a wooden shelf. The fire was put out by whoever it was that started it, and they then left, leaving the door and the shelf both damaged. (Ref 35/47643/20)
Old Ramsey Road – Police received a report of tents seen erected in a wooded area at Old Ramsey Road on Sunday morning, 19th July. This followed similar reports in the previous week which officers responded to. (Ref CC-19072020-0195)
Station Road – Police are investigating an incident that happened outside a public house on Station Road on Monday evening, 20th July, in which a fight broke out between two groups of people. Two persons were assaulted during the incident and the theft of a watch was also reported. (Ref CC-20072020-0486)
High Leys – The windscreen of a car left parked on High Leys was smashed at some time overnight on Monday 20th / Tuesday 21st July. It is possible that this was an unsuccessful attempt to break into the vehicle. (Ref 35/48268/20)
The Broadway – Police responded to a report of two persons seen climbing on the roof of a building on The Broadway in the early hours of Tuesday 21st July. With the help of a police drone, two persons were found hiding on the roof and safely brought down. Officers accepted their explanation that they were just urban explorers, but serious words of advice were given. (Ref CC-21072020-0034)
Chaucer Way – Police and an ambulance were called to Chaucer Way on Tuesday afternoon, 21st July, where a car had gone out of control and crashed into a garden fence, although fortunately the driver was unhurt. Officers moved the car off the road to a safe place. (Ref CC-21072020-0302)
Albermarle Road – A thief stole two laurel plants from a hedge in the front garden of a house on Albemarle Road at some time overnight on Tuesday 21st / Wednesday 22nd July. Three laurels were previously stolen from the hedge last month. (Ref 35/48429/20)
The Thicket – Police received calls reporting a loose cow on the footpath at The Thicket, on Wednesday lunchtime, 22nd July. One person’s dog had been frightened by the animal and there were concerns that children might also be alarmed. Officers located the cow and returned it to its field whilst its owner was traced. (Ref CC-22072020-0170)
All Saints Green – Officers issued a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) and an official warning to the owner of a motorbike found to have no valid insurance or MOT, at All Saints Green on Wednesday evening, 22nd July. (Ref CC-22072020-0382)
Bus Station, Station Road – Police are investigating an incident that happened at the Bus Station on Saturday afternoon, 25th July, in which a verbal argument between two males escalated to violence. One person was knocked to the ground and treated at the scene by paramedics. (Ref 35/49336/20)
Marley Road – Police and an ambulance were called to Marley Road on Saturday evening, 25th July, where a car had collided with a tree. One person was reported to be slightly injured and recovery services were called to tow the car away. (Ref CC-25072020-0461)
Constable Road – Officers instructed the owner of a black VW car found in a car park on Constable Road on Saturday evening, 25th July, to remove immediately a sound system that allowed it to impersonate the sirens of emergency services vehicles. (Ref CC-25072020-0528)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Police received several calls during the week reporting the noise of cars speeding and doing hand-brake turns on the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site. Early on Sunday morning, 26th July, a further call was received and when officers arrived a gathering of about 15 cars was found. The drivers were spoken to and the gathering was dispersed. (Ref CC-26072020-0048)
However, police were called back to the site a short time later following a report that at least one car had returned and resumed the speeding and screeching. Officers searched the site, but nothing suspicious was found at that time. (Ref CC-26072020-0090)
Somersham Road, Woodhurst – There was a break-in at a business unit on Somersham Road, Woodhurst, at some time overnight on Sunday 26th / Monday 27th July. Intruders kicked in a door to enter the building and damaged the contents of an office, but at the moment it is not thought that anything was stolen. (Ref 35/49743/20)
Ramsey Road – Police stopped a suspicious car on Ramsey Road on Monday evening, 27th July, and carried out a search of the occupants. One person was found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis and a cannabis grinder. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/49931/20)
And Finally… Do You Know About “What 3 Words”?
As part of #KnowExactlyWhere week, the police and other emergency services are urging the public to download the “What 3 Words” app to their mobile devices.
“What 3 Words” is a geo-location system that allows any point on the surface of the earth to be identified by a unique combination of 3 words, precise to three metres.
Using the system, if you ever need to call on the Emergency Services when you are out and about, you can give them the unique 3-word code for your location and they will immediately be able to find exactly where you are and get assistance to you quickly.
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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