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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 22nd to 28th September:
The Quadrant – An opportunist thief stole a man’s hybrid bike that had been left unattended and unsecured outside the front door of a flat at The Quadrant on Tuesday afternoon, 22nd September. (Ref 35/64615/20)
The Broadway – Police and an ambulance were called to a brawl outside a fast-food restaurant on The Broadway on Tuesday evening, 22nd September, in which several males were fighting and a shop window was broken. One person was arrested at the scene and police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation to determine exactly what happened. (Ref 35/64575/20)
Burrel Road – Thieves removed and stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota car left on the forecourt of a garage on Burrel Road at some time between Monday evening, 21st, and Wednesday morning, 23rd September. (Ref 35/64685/20)
Nuffield Road – There was a break-in and burglary at business premises on Nuffield Road overnight on Thursday 24th / Friday 25th September. A passer-by raised the alarm on discovering the front door swinging open and its glass smashed, with lights on inside and items strewn across the pavement. Officers arrived and confirmed that a break-in had happened and contacted the owner to come and assess what had been taken. (Ref 35/65178/20)
St Audrey Lane – A thief unscrewed and removed both number plates from a Vauxhall car left in an allocated parking space on St Audrey Lane, at some time between Thursday evening, 24th and Friday afternoon, 25th September. One plate was subsequently found discarded in a nearby car park. (Ref 35/65301/20)
Green Leys – Two bicycles were stolen from an open shed in the garden of a house on Green Leys, in the early hours of Friday 25th September. The bikes were both chained and locked to a pole, but the thief cut these off in order to take them. (Ref 35/65480/20)
All Saints Green – Officers issued Fixed Penalty Notices to two vehicles found parked on pavements at All Saints Green on Saturday afternoon, 26th September, after receiving a report that they were causing an obstruction. (Ref CC-26092020-0229)
Dart Close / Nursery Gardens – Police received calls from residents in Dart Close and Nursery Gardens late on Saturday evening, 26th September, reporting a person knocking on doors and demanding to be let in to the houses. Officers searched the roads and footpaths in the area, but were unable to locate the male, described as possibly Eastern European or Russian. No offences were reported and it was assumed that the male was intoxicated. (Ref CC-26092020-0525)
Dart Close – A house on Dart Close was broken into and burgled, probably in the early hours of Sunday evening, 27th September, whilst the owners were absent. Intruders most likely entered by forcing a window at the back of the house, then targeted the upstairs rooms, carrying out a very messy search. At the moment it is not certain what may have been stolen. Scenes-of-crime officers have attended and house-to-house enquiries at neighbouring homes have been made. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/65807/20)
Stirling Road – Police received reports of rough sleepers setting up tents near the pumping station at Stirling Road on Monday evening, 28th September. No officers were free to attend during the evening but a visit to check the situation was scheduled for Tuesday morning. (Ref CC-28092020-0358)
And Finally – Coronavirus Latest Instructions and Guidance:
On Tuesday 22nd September, the Government announced new regulations to combat the increasing number of infections being reported across England, in addition to the ‘Rule of Six’ restricting the number of people from different households who can gather together announced last week.
The new instructions include the following:
Face Coverings – when and where they must be worn, and by whom, together with exceptions;
Working from Home –office workers are encouraged to do so wherever possible;
Businesses – new regulations affecting the hospitality industry and stricter rules on making businesses premises COVID-secure;
Gatherings - new regulations on how many people are allowed to gather together, in various settings and for various purposes.
A full explanation of the regulations is on the Government web-site at:
The more people who use the new NHS Covid-19 app, the more we can keep each other safe and stop the infection from spreading. The app is a vital part of the NHS Test-and-Trace service in England, and is free to download for your smart-phone.
More information and download links are on the NHS website 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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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)