Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Appeal for Information:
Norris Road Murder, 22nd February:
You may be aware that police launched a murder enquiry following the sudden death of a woman at an address on Norris Road on Monday 22nd February. The victim has yet to be formally identified but police believe it to be 59-year old Wieslawa Mierzejewska.
A 40-year old male, named as Ernest Grusza, has been arrested and charged with murder, and will appear at Cambridge Crown Court on 26th March.
Anyone with any information concerning the incident is asked to contact the police using the 101 non-emergency number, or via web-chat, quoting Incident 47 of 22 February. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Now here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 21st to 27th February.
Knight’s Way – Police stopped two youths following a report of intruders seen entering a house under construction on Knight’s Way late on Sunday evening, 21st February. However, no damage was reported at the site and the two juveniles were taken back to their homes. (Ref CC-21022021-0510)
Harding Way – Thieves removed and stole the number plates from two cars on the forecourt of a showroom at some time overnight on Sunday 21st / Monday 22nd February. (Ref 35/10459/21)
Norris Road – Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 59-year old woman, believed to be Wieslawa Mierzejewska, after being called to an address on Norris Road on Monday morning, 22nd February. (Ref 35/10486/21)
Somersham Road – A concrete breaker worth several thousand pounds was stolen from the compound of a business on Somersham Road at some time overnight on Monday 22nd / Tuesday 23rd February. (Ref 35/10662/21)
Harrison Way – Police and an ambulance were called to a road incident on Harrison Way on Wednesday afternoon, 24th February, involving a lorry and a Transit van. The lorry driver was injured when an object from the van flew off and came through the lorry’s windscreen. (Ref CC-24022021-0247)
Hill Rise Park – Officers came across a suspicious car parked in a secluded location at Hill Rise Park late on Wednesday night, 24th February, and noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from inside. A search revealed a cannabis cigarette and a bag containing an unknown substance, seized and taken for analysis. (Ref 35/11082/21)
East Street – A cyclist was abusive to the driver of a car, spitting at them and kicking the car door, after colliding with it on East Street on Thursday afternoon, 25th February. (Ref 35/11592/21)
Reynold’s Close – Vandals damaged the paintwork of a car by drawing on it with a pen whilst it was left parked on Reynold’s Close at some time between Wednesday and Friday afternoon, 24th and 26th February. The pen left scratch marks in the paintwork as well as ink on the surface. (Ref 35/11501/21)
Houghton Road – Police arrested a woman for shoplifting at a petrol station on Houghton Road after she left the store with goods without making any attempt to pay for them, on Friday afternoon, 26th February. (Ref 35/11459/21)
London Road – Police were called to a derelict building on London Road on Friday evening, 26th February, following a report of several youths seen climbing in through a window. When officers arrived a group of six people were seen running off down London Road. (Ref CC-26022021-0416)
Nuffield Road – A company car left parked outside a business unit on Nuffield Road was damaged at around 9:30 pm on Friday evening, 26th February, by unknown suspects who broke into it by drilling out the door locks. Nothing was stolen but it may have been an unsuccessful attempt to steal the vehicle. (Ref 35/11708/21)
Spencer Drive – Someone threw black paint across the front door and window of a house on Spencer Drive in the early hours of Saturday morning, 27th February. (Ref 35/11579/21)
Station Road – Police issued a Fixed Penalty Traffic Offence Report for careless and inconsiderate driving when a car drove onto the Guided Busway on Station Road and became stuck in the car-trap, on Saturday lunchtime, 27th February, causing an obstruction and disruption to buses. (Ref CC-27022021-0162)
Houghton Road – Police closed Houghton Road for several hours on Saturday evening, 27th February, following a collision between two cars that also brought down power cables. Fortunately no-one was injured in the collision although police are investigating an allegation that one driver assaulted the other in an altercation that occurred after the collision. Both vehicles were badly damaged and needed to be towed away by recovery services. (Refs CC-27022021-0338 and 35/11754/21)
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)