Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
Alert message sent 10/02/2021 16:25:00
Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Good Afternoon, Warboys and Bury District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 2nd to 9th February:
Warboys Road, Old Hurst – Thieves stole a lawn-mower from an open garage at a house on Warboys Road at some time during the day on Wednesday 3rd February. (Ref 35/6701/21)
Church Street, Wistow – Police seized a silver BMW on Church Street, Wistow, and towed it away when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. One person was also arrested and taken into custody for a suspected drugs offence. (Ref CC-03022021-0217)
Bury – Two males who responded to an on-line advertisement for a mobile phone for sale, attended an address in Bury on Saturday evening, 6th February, to have a look at the item. However, whilst examining the phone they ran out the door and made off with it. Forensic and CCTV evidence is being examined as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/7423/21)
Warboys – Police are investigating a ‘road-rage’ incident that happened in Warboys on Saturday evening, 6th February, in which a woman driver was followed by a male in a red Mini and confronted outside her house. The suspect then assaulted the woman’s father who came out to investigate the commotion, before driving off. (Ref 35/7401/21)
Heath Road, Warboys – Three males in a silver Mercedes van drove onto private land on Heath Road on Monday afternoon, 8th February, and became abusive and threatening when challenged by the owner, before driving off. (Ref 35/7753/21)
B1040 Pelican Corner – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident on the B1040 at Pelican Corner early on Tuesday morning, 9th February, where a car had lost control on the ice and collided with a tree before coming to rest in a field. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt. (Ref CC-09022021-0028)
Hare-Coursing Incidents This Week –
High Fen Crooked Drove - Tuesday morning, 2nd February – Dogs seen chasing hares in a field, with men in two vehicles. Police attended and searched the area but no trace found. Suspects returned in the afternoon but again no trace found. (Refs CC-02022021-0097 and CC-02022021-0154)
High Fen Crooked Drove – Thursday lunchtime, 4th February – Hare-coursers in a black four-by-four were reported to police seen heading down the Drove. However no trace of it could be found. (Ref CC-04022021-0171)
Tick Fen – Saturday morning, 6th February – Two males hare-coursing with dogs, last seen heading towards the A141. Area searched but no trace found. (Ref CC-06022021-0103)
Wistow – Early Sunday morning, in the dark – A silver Subaru estate seen poaching, using lights to dazzle and stun animals, last seen heading into the village. Police searched the area repeatedly but no trace found. (Ref CC-07022021-0038)
And Finally – Police Advice About Dog Thefts:
There has been an increase in reports of dog thefts both nationally and locally during the pandemic.
Here’s some of our key steps in keeping your pets safe:
- Keep an ID tag on your dog at all times (your surname, mobile number and address only).
- Secure gates using bolts at the top and bottom, along with a heavy-duty padlock and gate alarm.
- Never leave your pet in the garden unattended.
- Make sure your dog is microchipped and their details are updated so that they can be returned if they are stolen and subsequently found.
- Avoid leaving a dog tied up outside a shop or left alone in a car, even for a few minutes.
There is more advice on how to keep your dog safe 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)