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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 9th to 15th October:
Vinery Court, Ramsey – Police received a report of a door-to-door cold-caller wandering around gardens and apparently trying the doors of houses on Vinery Court on Friday afternoon, 9th October. The male had also been seen apparently trying to sell items from a hold-all to an elderly resident. Officers searched the area but the male had moved on and unfortunately no trace of him could be found. (Ref CC-09102020-0326)
Abbots Close/ High Street, Ramsey – Police arrested four suspects on Ramsey High Street on Friday evening, 9th October, following an incident at Abbots Close earlier in the afternoon. A resident of Abbots Close reported that two males in casual clothing had knocked on the door claiming to be police officers and had demanded money. When they became very confrontational, the victim warned them he would set his dog on them, and they left in a silver VW car.
The silver VW car was later spotted by officers on the High Street and the four male occupants were detained for a search. This revealed several fake police lanyards together with numerous items suggesting that they had been selling things door to door. The four were arrested for attempted burglary and for impersonating police officers, and the silver VW was seized and taken away for forensic examination. (Ref 35/68955/20)
Ashbeach Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Farm buildings on Ashbeach Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, were broken into twice in the last week, once on Tuesday night, 6th October, and again on Friday night, 9th October. Padlocks on the doors were cut away and removed, but nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/69056/20)
Signal Road, Ramsey – The door handle on a detached garage at a house on Signal Road was unscrewed and removed at some time between Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th October. However, it is not thought that the garage was entered and nothing is thought to be missing. (Ref 35/69315/20)
Cricket Field Lane, Ramsey – Police are investigating a break-in and burglary that happened at a community building on Cricket Field Lane, on Sunday evening, 11th October. CCTV footage shows two suspects breaking into the site by cutting padlocks off a gate and then forcing open several doors in order to break into fruit machines and steal cash. (Ref 35/69458/20)
Herne Road, Pondersbridge – Police were called to an incident on Herne Road at Pondersbridge on Wednesday evening, 14th October, where a moped rider had come off his machine and sustained some injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance whilst police arranged for recovery of the moped. (Ref CC-14102020-0350)
Highlode Industrial Estate, Ramsey – Police received a report of a suspicious incident that happened at a business unit on Highlode Industrial Estate on Wednesday evening, 14th October. A male with an Irish accent had driven up in a white Transit van and offered to sell a diesel generator at a suspiciously cheap price. (Ref CC-14102020-0402)
Ramsey – Police are investigating an incident that happened at a public house in Ramsey on Wednesday evening, 14th October, in which a verbal dispute between two groups of people escalated to violence, leaving two males punched and beaten and two females also assaulted. Three suspect males were seen to leave the pub and drive off in a silver pick-up. (Ref 35/70151/20)
New Road, Ramsey – Police arrested a driver on New Road when he initially failed to stop when requested to do so, then tried to run off, late on Wednesday evening, 14th October. The car was seized and towed away when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (CC-14102020-0455)
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, St Ives, on Monday morning, 5th October.
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.
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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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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)