Weekly Policing Update - Upwood and The Raveleys District
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Good Afternoon, Upwood and The Raveleys District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th August to 4th September:
Sawtry Way, Wyton-on-the-Hill – Police are investigating fraudulent activity by rogue traders who targeted a residential development on Sawtry Way, Wyton-on-the-Hill, at the end of August.
The suspects claimed to represent a house maintenance company and at least three of the residents agreed to them carrying out repair work. High charges were quoted and in some instances money did change hands; however, not all of the work agreed upon was completed and often the work that was done was to a poor standard.
Police have informed the Council’s Trading Standards department, as well as Action Fraud, the UK centre for fraud reporting, and investigations are continuing. (Refs 35/57617/20, 35/57626/20 and 35/57640/20)
Durham Way, Wyton-on-the-Hill – A teenager broke the wing-mirror off a police van whilst officers were attending an incident at Durham Way on Friday evening, 28th August. A group of three youths were initially obstructing the officers and were instructed to leave the area, however they later returned whereupon one of them caused the damage to the van. (Ref 35/58214/20)
Gloucester Road, Wyton-on-the-Hill – A thief entered the back garden of a house on Gloucester Road at some time between Saturday night, 29th, and Sunday afternoon, 30th August , and stole two bicycles that had been left chained together in an alcove, together with the chain and a child’s cycle helmet. The garden gate was padlocked so it is thought that the thief must have climbed over the low garden fence. (Ref 35/58767/20)
B1090 Abbots Ripton / Monks Wood – Police were called to an incident on the B1090 between Abbots Ripton and Monks Wood on Thursday morning, 3rd September, where a car had left the road at a sharp bend. Fortunately no-one was hurt and recovery services quickly towed the car away. (Ref CC-03092020-0091)
Ramsey Road, Kings Ripton – Police seized and towed away a silver Toyota car found on Ramsey Road, Kings Ripton, in the early hours of Friday morning, 4th September, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-04092020-0012)
And Finally – Reminder: New Tougher Fines for Serious Breaches of Social Distancing Regulations:
Tougher measures came into force last 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.
To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:
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)