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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 20th November:
Covid Regulations – Police have continued to receive reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches in the last week. Incidents include a group of people gathered together on a bench outside the Bus Station, drinking and smoking; and teenagers walking around town in a large group. Officers are making regular patrols across Huntingdonshire to ensure that lockdown regulations are being complied with. (Refs CC-13112020-0223 and CC-14112020-0316)
Crown Street – Thurs 12th Nov, 7:15pm - A man’s mountain bike was stolen from a bike rack in Crown Street. The bike had been left locked and secured with a combination lock. (Ref 35/78265/20)
St Ives – Rogue Trader Incident - Police responded to a report of suspected rogue traders taking advantage of an elderly St Ives resident on Friday morning, 13th November. The victim had received a cold-telephone call from a company offering to clean the roof and do repair work to tiles, solar panels and re-point brickwork, however the initial price quoted was exorbitant. A lower price was agreed and a workman started work on the roof on the Friday morning.
However, suspicions were aroused and when police arrived the only work to have been carried out was to spray down the solar panels, a matter of a few moments work. The workman was not equipped to do any of the other jobs that had been agreed. Police checked the workman’s details and then sent him away, whilst the victim arranged for a refund of the deposit that had been paid. The incident has been reported to the council’s Trading Standards department. (Ref 35/77273/20)
Hill Rise Allotments – Fri 13th Nov, 3:00 – 3:30pm – Thieves broke two padlocks to enter an allotment shed and steal a camping stove from inside. (Ref 35/77436/20)
St Ives Area – Fri 13th Nov, evening – Police Dog Mia assisted officers searching for a vulnerable person reported missing on Friday evening. Mia picked up a scent and led her handler directly to the man, who was then taken to safety. Police dogs are invaluable members of the policing family – as well as finding missing people they sniff out drugs and weapons and help deal with other incidents such as disorder. (Policing Huntingdonshire Facebook Page)
Burstellars – Fri 13th / Sat 14th Nov – Rear number plate stolen from a blue Ford car. (Ref 35/77654/20)
Green Area, Rookery Close – Sat 14th Nov, Midday – A quad bike being ridden by a person not wearing a helmet and with a child on their lap. Incident passed to the Neighbourhood Policing Team who are aware of other similar recent incidents in the area. (Ref CC-14112020-0132)
Meadow Lane – Mon 16th Nov, 2:00pm – Two persons arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs. Found with herbals substances, scales, white pills and a constantly ringing mobile phone. (Ref 35/78127/20)
St Ives – Wed 18th Nov, evening – Police received several reports of a Land-Rover being driven in a dangerous manner through St Ives on Wednesday evening, blocking other vehicles and the driver shouting aggressively at members of the public. Officers located the vehicle and approached the driver, who continued behaving manically. He was finally detained and taken to a place of safety for assessment. The Land-Rover was seized and towed away when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref 35/78571/20)
Police Appeal for Witnesses:
Police are still appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision on the A1123 at Houghton Hill, Wyton, at around 1:30pm on Wednesday 11th November, in which a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with a cyclist.
Anyone who saw the collision, or the car or cyclist in the moments leading up to it, is asked to contact the police using the 101 non-emergency number or the reporting tool on the police web-site, quoting Incident 207 of 11th November.
To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:
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)