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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 18th to 24th August:
Houghton Road – Police spotted a grey BMW being driven at over 70 mph on Houghton Road in the early hours of Tuesday 18th August, and began a pursuit that finally ended in Swavesey and the arrest of the driver and the passenger and the seizure and towing away of the BMW. (Ref CC-18082020-0045)
London Road – Police were called to a collision between a car and a van that blocked London Road near the Marsh Lane turnoff for a time, on Wednesday afternoon, 19th August. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt and officers managed to move the damaged vehicles off the road. (Ref CC-19082020-0237)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Police issued a warning notice to the driver of a black BMW reported to be driving in a dangerous manner and creating a disturbance at the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site late on Wednesday evening, 19th August. (Ref CC-19082020-0494)
Wheatfields – A white Vauxhall van rolled down a hill at Wheatfields and crashed into a parked car, on Thursday evening, 20th August. It later emerged that the van’s handbrake had not been applied correctly. Police arranged for the van to be towed away by recovery services whilst checks were made on the registered owner. (Ref CC-20082020-0458)
Elm Drive – Police received a report of two youths on a motor scooter knocking over a rubbish bin on Elm drive during the night on Thursday 20th / Friday 21st August. (Ref CC-21082020-0138)
Welland Close – A doorbell video system recorded pictures of two male suspects loitering around in front of a house on Welland Close at 2:00 am on Friday 21st August, then stealing a decorative wreath that was hanging on the door. (Ref 35/56759/20)
Market Hill – A man’s bicycle and the lock that was securing it to a bike rack on Market Hill were both stolen in the early hours of Saturday 22nd August. (Ref 35/56702/20)
Market Hill – A man’s hybrid bicycle was stolen from where it had been chained to railings on Market Hill at around 2:50 pm on Saturday afternoon, 22nd August. A witness reported seeing a man in his 40s wearing chinos, a shirt and a baseball cap use bolt-croppers to cut the chain before stealing the bike. (Ref 35/56818/20)
Pig Lane – Police seized and towed away a black VW car found on Pig Lane on Saturday afternoon, 22nd August, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-22082020-0336)
Harrison Way – Police closed Harrison Way on Saturday evening, 22nd August, following a collision between two cars that damaged the mesh crash barrier and left one car, an Audi, swung around and immobilised in the middle of the road. Paramedics checked the occupants of the other car at the scene, but fortunately no-one is thought to have been injured. However, two occupants of the Audi were seen running off from the incident towards Fenstanton. (Ref CC-22082020-0529)
Market Hill – Another bicycle was stolen from Market Hill on Monday afternoon, 24th August. The grey and orange ‘Voodoo’ mountain bike had been left chained to railings at around 1:30 pm, but had disappeared, along with the chain, when its owner returned for it at about 3:15 pm. (Ref 35/57314/20)
Lost and Found
Found – Ramsey Road – Tuesday afternoon, 18th August – A man’s black leather wallet containing four credit/debit cards, and with an embossed decoration on the back. To be brought in to a Police Station. (Ref CC-18082020-0240)
And Finally – Police Appeal for Witnesses
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed an incident that happened on Offord Road, Godmanchester, at around 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, 23rd August, to come forward with any information. The incident involved the sudden death of a cyclist, but there is no indication that another vehicle was involved and it is not being treated as suspicious, although officers are keeping an open mind.
Anyone who saw the incident or the cyclist immediately beforehand is asked to contact the police using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting the following Incident Number - CC-23082020-0339.
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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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