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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
This is the last Policing Update before Christmas. Everyone at St Ives Police Station sends their very best wishes - we hope that all Ecops subscribers manage to have a good time, despite the extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves in.
Christmas Covid-19 Arrangements:
As you will now know, the 5-day relaxation of Covid-19 regulations that was planned for the Christmas period has been revoked in the light of the worsening situation with the spread of the virus. The new rules mean that the relaxation now only applies to Christmas Day itself.
As Cambridgeshire is in Tier 2 (High Alert), apart from Peterborough which is now in Tier 4, we are allowed to form a ‘Christmas Bubble’ and see a maximum of two other households, but only on Christmas Day (25 December). We cannot see anyone from a Tier 4 area.
However, we are urged to think very carefully about the risks of infection and only form a Christmas Bubble if we feel we absolutely need to. Wherever possible, discuss alternatives to meeting up in person.
Stay safe and don’t take any unnecessary risks – people’s lives depend upon everyone behaving sensibly over the Christmas period.
Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 19th December:
Nene Way – Overnight Sat 12th / Sun 13th Dec – Three tyres on a red Vauxhall car left in a parking area were slashed. (Ref 35/84233/20)
Houghton Road – Sun 13th Dec, evening – Blue Vauxhall car seized and towed away when checks showed it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-13122020-0497)
Wheatfields – Sat 12th / Mon 14th Dec – Two large outdoors plant pots were stolen from outside the front door of a house. (Ref 35/84494/20)
Free Church Passage – Mon 14th Dec, 11:00 am – A thief stole a purse that had been inadvertently left in a shop in Free Church Passage. Before the victim could cancel their bank cards, the thief had made a cash withdrawal and a purchase in a shop. Police hope that CCTV footage will be available to help identify the offender. (Ref 35/84807/20)
Parkway – Mon 14th Dec, 12:30 pm – A parcel being returned to a supplier was handed to a person claiming to be a courier, but no receipt was provided and the company now say they have no record of receiving the parcel – the person claiming to be the courier is suspected to be a fraud. (Ref 35/85225/20)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Mon 14th Dec, evening – Report of cars speeding, doing hand-brake turns and noise from screeching tyres. All quiet when officers checked the site. (Ref CC-14122020-0457)
Milton Close – Sat 12th / Tues 15th Dec – Catalytic converter removed and stolen from a Honda CR-V car whilst left in a parking bay. (35/84670/20)
Waveney Road – Wed 16th Dec, 12:15 pm – Collision between two cars, fortunately no-one hurt. Road closed for a time whilst one damaged car was towed away. (Ref CC-16122020-0181)
Stocks Bridge Way – Wed 16th Dec, 12:30 pm – Two male suspects stole a woman’s purse from her handbag whilst she was in a shop on Stocks Bridge Way. One male distracted the victim by asking her questions whilst the other unzipped her handbag and took the purse. Fortunately the victim realised what was happening and managed to grab the purse back, whereupon the two suspects fled out of the shop. CCTV footage is being looked at as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/84942/20)
Hill Rise – Wed 16th Dec, 3:15 pm – A collision between a car and a pedestrian. The victim was taken to hospital but fortunately is not thought to have been seriously hurt. (Ref CC-16122020-0287)
Park Avenue – Wed 16th / Thurs 17th Dec – Break-in and burglary at a house by intruders who entered by smashing the glass in the rear conservatory, then carried out an untidy search of the property. Personal items believed to have been stolen. Scenes-of-crime officers have attended and house-to-house enquiries have been made, whilst investigations continue. (Ref 35/85438/20)
Harding Way – Fri 18th Dec, 6:00 pm – Police were called to a business unit where a group of youths were seen trying to break in through the main door. However, all was quiet and no sign of damage was found. The area was searched for the suspects but no-one suspicious was found. (Ref CC-18122020-0425)
COVID-19 Regulation Breaches – Police have responded to reports of possible breaches of the Covid-19 regulations in the town this week, including a group of about 20 persons gathered outside shops on the Abbey Retail Park late on Wednesday evening, 16th December (Ref CC-16122020-0265) and a large group of young people playing football on Warner’s Park on Friday afternoon, 18th December. (Ref CC-18122020-0296). In both cases, officers gave words of advice and dispersed the gatherings.
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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