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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 25th to 31st August. Unhappily, the spate of bicycle thefts that began last week has continued, and amongst other incidents, there have been two burglaries reported this week.
Field off Marley Road – Police are investigating an incident reported to have happened in a field off Marley Road on Monday evening, 24th August, in which a dog walker alleges being attacked by another dog and knocked to the ground by it when attempting to protect his own dog. (Ref 35/57529/20)
White Hart Lane – A thief stole a man’s bicycle from where it had been left chained and locked up in a yard off White Hart Lane at some time overnight on Monday 24th / Tuesday 25th August. It is thought that the chain may have been removed with bolt-cutters. (Ref 35/57636/20)
Shakespeare Road – A burglary was reported at a house on Shakespeare Road on Tuesday 25th August, although it is not certain when the crime actually took place. Intruders entered the house by unknown means and carried out a tidy search, before leaving having stolen various items possibly including a set of house keys. (Ref 35/57646/20)
Market Hill – A man’s bicycle was stolen from Market Hill on Tuesday lunchtime, 25th August, where it had been left chained and locked to a bike rack. (Ref 35/57602/20)
Bus Station, Station Road – The sheet of glass on one of the time-table display panels at the bus station on Station Road was found to have been smashed by an unknown person on Tuesday afternoon, 25th August. (Ref 35/57605/20)
Roundabout, Somersham Road – Police were called to a collision between a car and a lorry at the roundabout on Somersham Road on Wednesday afternoon, 26th August. No-one is thought to have been seriously hurt and officers were able to move the vehicles off the road to await recovery. (Ref CC-26082020-0255)
The Quay – Another bicycle was stolen from The Quay at sometime on Thursday afternoon, 27th August. The black ‘Trek 3’ mountain bike had been secured with another bike to railings at The Quay at around 2:30 pm, but had gone when its owner returned for it at 6:00 pm. (Ref 35/58144/20)
Low Road – Police responded to an intruder alarm sounding at a vacant business unit near the roundabout at the top of Low Road on Thursday evening, 27th August, and discovered a broken fence panel and four persons inside the compound. However, no other offences were discovered and the four were sent on their way with strong words of advice. (Ref 35/58173/20)
Ramsey Road – Police are investigating the theft of catalytic converters from six cars on a garage forecourt on Ramsey Road that happened on Friday evening, 28th August. (Ref 35/58505/20)
Ramsey Road – A woman’s bicycle was stolen from the back garden of a house on Ramsey Road on Saturday 29th August. The bike had been left unattended for a few hours but had gone when its owner returned home at around 2:00 pm. (Ref 35/58575/20)
Warren Road – There was a break-in and burglary at a house on Warren Road at some time between Thursday evening, 27th, and Saturday afternoon, 29th August. Intruders entered by breaking the glass in the back door and unlocking it using keys that had been left in the lock, and then stole items of jewellery from the upstairs rooms. Police have made enquiries at neighbouring houses and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/58664/20)
Crown Street – A bicycle was stolen from Crown Street on Saturday evening, 29th August. The man’s mountain bike had been left chained to a bike rack at 8:00 pm but had gone when its owner returned for it at around 10:30 pm. (Ref 35/58795/20)
Ramsey Road – A red ‘Thunder’ mountain bike was stolen from the back garden of a house on Ramsey Road overnight on Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th August. Thieves entered the locked back garden to get hold of the bike. (Ref 35/58707/20)
Crown Street – Another bicycle was stolen from Crown Street, this time on Sunday evening, 30th August. The man’s bike was left chained and locked to railings and another bicycle at around 8:15 pm, but had gone by 11:15 pm when its owner returned for it. However, the other bicycle had not been taken. (Ref 35/58915/20)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – A man’s mountain bicycle was stolen from the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site at some time in the four weeks leading up to Sunday 30th August. It had not been needed for commuting during that time and the theft was only discovered when its owner needed to use it again. (Ref 35/58940/20)
And Finally – Reminder: New Tougher Fines for Serious Breaches of Social Distancing Regulations:
Tougher measures came into force on Friday for the most serious breaches of social distancing regulations:
Fines for not wearing face masks have doubled for repeat offenders, starting at £100 and doubling for each repeat offence to a maximum of £3,200.
Organisers of illegal raves, unlicensed music events or any other unlawful gathering of 30 people or more may face a fine of £10,000.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, officers from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk police joined forced to shut down an illegal rave in Thetford Forest attended by over 500 people. Five people who refused to leave the area were arrested and fined, and officers seized audio equipment, generators and a large lorry being used to transport it all.
More information on the new measures is on the Government website at the following link:
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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