Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 8th to 14th January:
Holme Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police and recovery services were called to Holme Road on Friday afternoon, 8th January, where an articulated lorry had overturned onto its side on the edge of the road. Fortunately no-one was hurt but it took several hours to right the lorry and tow it away. (Ref CC-08012021-0233)
Ashbeach Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Thieves stole a white Ford Mondeo from outside its owner’s house on Ashbeach Road at some time overnight on Friday 8th / Saturday 9th January. Unfortunately, it was later found abandoned and burned out in nearby woods. (Ref 35/1541/21)
Great Whyte – Police arrested a suspect in Huntingdon following an incident that happened on Great Whyte on Saturday afternoon, 9th January, in which two teenage girls walking home were approached by a male in a white van who pestered them and asked them if they wanted a lift. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/1653/21)
Ramsey Hollow Drove / Forty Foot Bank – Police responded to reports of hare-coursers seen on land near Ramsey Hollow Drove and the Forty Foot Bank on Sunday afternoon, 10th January. Officers searched the area as far as Pudduck Road but no trace of the suspects was found. However, the following day an uninsured and abandoned four-by-four was discovered on Ramsey Hollow Drove, suspected of being used by hare-coursers, and was seized and towed away. (Refs CC-10012021-0221, CC-10012021-0328 and CC-11012021-0038)
Great Whyte – Council CCTV recorded pictures of two male teenagers behaving suspiciously with a pram on Great Whyte on Sunday evening, 10th January. Police were concerned that a child might be at risk and a patrol was dispatched to investigate. Fortunately nothing untoward was found, although the CCTV pictures also showed one of the males damaging a Covid-19 safety notice, which was dealt with by police by means of a Community Remedy. (Ref 35/1838/21)
Hollow Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Fly-tippers were witnessed dumping rubbish from a white van onto the verge at Hollow Road on Tuesday afternoon, 12th January. The Council were notified of the incident. (Ref CC-12012021-0171)
High Street, Ramsey – Police were called to a business on Ramsey High Street on Wednesday morning, 13th January, following a report that a customer was behaving aggressively and making threats towards staff. One person was arrested and taken into custody, and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/2362/21)
Meggs Drove, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police searched the area around Meggs Drove on Wednesday afternoon, following a report of hare-coursers in a white Transit van seen running dogs on nearby fields. Unfortunately no trace of the suspects was found. (Ref CC-13012021-0233)
Chandler’s Way, Ramsey Mereside – A Chandler’s Way resident woke up to discover their car moved into the middle of the road, on Thursday morning, 14th January. The car was still locked and in gear with the handbrake on, and appeared to have been dragged. An alarm was heard in the night but was not investigated at the time. (Ref 35/2481/21)
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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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