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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 6th to 12th October:
California Road Area - Police seized and towed away a silver Vauxhall car found in the California Road area on Wednesday morning, 7th October, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-07102020-0059)
Sheep Market – Police stopped a person after they tried to run off at Sheep Market on Thursday afternoon, 8th October. A search revealed a small bag of a green herbal substance believed to be cannabis, together with a constantly-ringing mobile phone and a large quantity of cash. Police also recovered a larger bag of a green herbal substance at the scene. One person was arrested and taken into custody whilst investigations continued. (Ref 35/68774/20)
St Ives – Police were able to intervene to stop an elderly person from transferring a large sum of money to a fraudulent investment company when she visited her bank in St Ives on Saturday 10th October. Police investigations into the company revealed that it was a fake, and officers advised against sending any money to it. (Ref 35/69133/20)
Broad Leas / Fairfields – Police believe that incidents that happened on Broad Leas and Fairfields on Saturday evening, 10th October, may be linked:
Broadleas – An unknown male, apparently very drunk and carrying several bottles, knocked on the door of a house and then threw a bottle through the rear windscreen of a car parked outside. (Ref 35/69194/20)
Fairfields – A couple driving back to their home on Fairfields were confronted by a male who stepped out into the road in front of them, then threw a bottle of wine at their car, smashing a side window and striking the occupants. Fortunately they were able to drive away out of any further danger. (Ref 35/69263/20)
Police are also linking the incidents to other reports of violent behaviour by a male in the town on the same evening and are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation.
Langley Close – A silver Audi car was damaged whilst it was left parked on Langley Close overnight on Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th October. Its owner discovered long scratches in the paintwork along the length of the driver’s side of the car when he returned for it on Sunday morning. (Ref 35/69383/20)
Ramsey Road – There was a break-in and burglary at retail premises on Ramsey Road at around 10:30 pm on Sunday night, 11th October. CCTV recorded pictures of a white car drawing up outside, three males getting out and one of them smashing the glass door and a window before two of them ran inside and stole a quantity of tobacco products from behind the counter. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/69428/20)
Needingworth Road – Police seized and towed away a blue Ford Focus car found on Needingworth Road on Monday lunchtime, 12th October, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-12102020-0172)
Station Road – Police were called to the Bus Station on Monday afternoon, 12th October, following a report of a male apparently very intoxicated lying on the ground and possibly in possession of a knife. Officers located the person and carried out a search, which revealed a kitchen knife with a 4 ½ inch blade in the male’s rucksack. He was arrested for carrying a bladed article and taken to hospital for checks due to his erratic behaviour. (Ref 35/69596/20)
Police Appeal For Information:
Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying three people who were involved in an attempted burglary at a shop on Market Hill on Monday morning, 5th October, as reported in last week’s ‘Policing Update’.
Two men were seen getting out of a white Seat car that drew up outside the premises of ‘St Ives News’ at around 10:30 pm, and began trying to smash the doors and windows. However, they fled back to the car and drove off when passers-by shouted at them.
More information and pictures are on the police web-site 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)