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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 October:
Covid Regulations – Police have responded to reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches in the district in the last week. Incidents include large gatherings of people in confined spaces and potential breaches of quarantine. (Refs CC-23102020-0446 and CC-26102020-0186)
Crown Street – Thurs 22/10/20, afternoon – Shoplifter apprehended and taken into custody. (Ref 35/72204/20)
The Waits – Thurs 22/10/20, afternoon – Collision in which car coming around the corner collided with three parked cars. Damage only, no injuries. (Ref CC-22102020-0300)
London Road – Thurs 22/10/20, 7:20 pm – A robbery on London Road in which a cyclist was knocked from their bike and their rucksack and ‘Grey Trek’ mountain bike stolen by a group of 5 people. (Ref 35/72039/20)
Harrison Way Guided Busway – Fri 23/10/20, morning - Car driven into the car-trap after making a wrong turn. (Ref CC-23102020-0126)
Station Road – Fri 23/10/20, lunchtime – Two shoplifters arrested and taken into custody. (Ref 35/72219/20)
Warner’s Park – Sun 25/10/20, afternoon – A group of teenagers set fire to a blanket using an aerosol and a lighter, and were abusive to members of the public who tried to intervene. Fire safely extinguished. (Ref 35/72724/20)
St Ives – Mon 26/10/20, afternoon – An elderly lady was the victim of a distraction fraud when she visited a bank in St Ives on Monday afternoon, 26th October. Whilst sitting down waiting her turn in the queue, an unknown male came up and offered to help her use the cash machine. She was persuaded to put her card in the machine and enter her PIN number, at which point an unknown female caused a distraction, and then both the male and female left the bank.
When the victim went to the till it became clear that the male had entered a large sum into the cash machine and taken the money, before leaving with the woman. Action Fraud have been notified and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/73360/20)
Harrison Way – Mon 26/10/20, afternoon – Two youths throwing stones at traffic on the flyover from the meadows below caused minor damage to a lorry’s paintwork. (Ref 5/73073/20)
Cattle Market – Tues 27/10/20, afternoon – Suspicious incident in which an elderly person trying to pay for parking with a bank card was distracted by two unknown foreign persons, and then either lost or had the card stolen. (Ref CC-27102020-0273)
The Quadrant – Wed 28/10/20 – Persistent antisocial behaviour by unknown persons ringing doorbells and knocking on doors then disappearing, throughout the afternoon. (Ref 35/73488/20)
Harding Way – Thurs 15/10/20 to Thurs 29/10/20 – Two vehicles stolen from a car dealer’s forecourt, one Vauxhall car and one Vauxhall van. (Refs 35/73587/20 and 35/73588/20)
Lost and Found:
Found – Burgess Walk – Thurs 22/10/20, lunchtime – A mountain bike hidden in bushes: yellow frame with black forks, with stenciled words ‘Stinger’ and ‘Ballistic’. (Ref CC-22102020-0187)
Found – Dart Close – Mon 26/10/20, morning – A blue ‘Carerra Vulcan’ bike, left abandoned in a garden overnight. (Ref CC-26102020-0199)
Local News Item:
A St Ives man was jailed for 30 months at a hearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday 28th October. Mohammed Ali, aged 22, of Little Farthing Close, had pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a Class A with intent to supply at an earlier hearing.
A telehandler (piece of heavy machinery) was stolen from a farm at Moat’s Way, Hemingford Abbots at some time between Monday afternoon, 26th, and Tuesday morning, 27th October.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact them via the 101 non-emergency number or the web-site reporting tool, quoting Incident Number 136 of 27 October.
Police are also interested in finding three high performance cars recently reported stolen. These are:
Audi A3, white
Audi TT, black
Mercedes CLA 220, black
Please contact the police if you see any cars like these in suspicious circumstances.
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)