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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 13th to 21st October.
However, before I start, I have to explain a change in the format that I am using today and from now on – instead of the previous fairly wordy style, I am adopting a briefer, bullet-point form of presentation, and reducing the content to include just the most significant crimes and incidents. This is more in line with the style used by authors of Policing Updates for other districts in the County, and which I am having to adopt because of new circumstances outside of our control.
Perhaps you will prefer the new, briefer presentation? Or maybe you liked the older style better? If you would like to, do please use the ‘Feedback’ button at the bottom of the page to let me know your views.
Now to this week’s summary:
Ramsey Road – Wednesday 14th October, 8:15 am – Collision between a pedestrian school pupil and a car outside a school. Victim taken to hospital but fortunately not thought to be seriously hurt. (Ref CC-14102020-0074)
Bedford Crescent – Wednesday 14th October, 3:30 pm – Suspicious incident in which 3 males in a van asked about doing some tree work but appeared more interested in the victim’s car and property. (Ref CC-14102020-0345)
Ramsey Road / Paragon Park Area – Thursday 15th October – A report of an e-scooter being ridden dangerously along pavements and footpaths, almost colliding with pedestrians. (Ref CC-15102020-0017)
The Pavement – Thursday 15th October, 12:15 pm – Reports of a male and female loitering around shops on The Pavement, harassing passers by and intimidating customers. Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) notified. (Ref CC-15102020-0165)
Further calls were received about these suspects on Friday 16th October, and the NPT were made aware. (Ref CC-15102020-0165)
Further calls received regarding continuing anti-social behaviour by the suspects on Saturday morning, 17th October. One male issued with a Community Protection Warning (CPW) notification and moved on, with strong advice about his continuing behaviour. (Ref CC-15102020-0165)
Hill Rise – Saturday 17th October, 2:00 pm – Collision between a teenage cyclist and a car. Victim taken to hospital for checks. (Ref CC-17102020-0225)
Burrel Road – Saturday 17th October, 6:30 pm - Thieves stole two Ifor Williams trailers from the yard of a business unit (Ref 35/70973/20)
Parkway – Sunday 18th October, 8:15 pm – An attempted burglary at a house on Parkway. Intruders tried but failed to force a kitchen window, and also entered a garden shed. Nothing believed to have been taken. A shed in a neighbouring garden my also have been entered, but nothing thought stolen. (Refs 35/69798/20 and CC-18102020-0496)
Crown Street – Tuesday 20th October, 4:30 pm – Suspect arrested for criminal damage to a shop’s signage and for creating a disturbance in the street and at a fast-food restaurant. (Ref 35/71557/20)
Station Road – Wednesday 21st October, 3:15 pm – A car fell into the Guided Busway car-trap on Station Road, later towed out by recovery services. (Ref CC-21102020-0294)
Harding Way – Wednesday 21st / Thursday 22nd October – A motorhome was stolen from the forecourt of a business unit on Harding Way at some time overnight. Thieves smashed the windscreen on a second vehicle to move it so that the motorhome could be taken. (Refs 35/71882/20 and 35/71925/20)
Item of Local News – A disqualified driver who continued to drive with no licence and insurance has been sentenced at Cambridge magistrates’ Court.
Kelsey Bugner of St Ives was sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and was also disqualified from driving for 18 months and ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid community work.
Police Appeal For Information – Fatal Collision in Huntingdon on Tuesday 20th October
Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision between a white VW Passat car and a cyclist that happened at just before 2:30 pm on Nursery Road, Huntingdon, on Tuesday 20th October.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information. Please contact police using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Incident Number 243 of 20th October.
And Finally – Proposed Changes to Neighbourhood Policing in Cambridgeshire
Chief Constable Nick Dean has announced plans to redevelop Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Neighbourhood Policing Model to assist reducing the budget gap next year and in the long term.
The plans include the reduction and re-alignment of PCSOs to all nighbourhoods across the Force, the removal of the Community Safety Role and a change to the opening hours of Enquiry Offices across the force, all of which will assist in saving £1.7 million in 2021/22.
Full details of the proposals 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)