Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
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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 24th February to 2nd March:
A141 Heath Road, Warboys – Police came across an uninsured black BMW on the A141 at Heath Road, Warboys, on Thursday 25th February. The vehicle was seized and towed away and the driver was reported. (Ref CC-25022021-0437)
High Street, Warboys – Officers patrolling Warboys came across a gathering of young people in cars at a car-park off the High Street on Thursday evening, 25th February, and noticed a strong smell of cannabis. The youths and vehicles were searched, and although no further suspicious items were found, strong words of advice were given and the suspects were obliged to walk home. (Ref CC-25022021-0492)
A141 Warboys – Paramedics referred one person to Accident and Emergency following a collision involving two vans and possibly also a car at a roundabout on the A141 at Warboys on Saturday afternoon, 27th February. The road was blocked by the two damaged vans for a time. (Ref CC-27022021-0275)
Station Road, Warboys – A suspicious silver car was spotted driving slowly down a private driveway off Station Road, with the occupants apparently looking into people’s gardens, on Monday evening, 1st March. When challenged, the occupants said they had permission to be there, but this was not thought to be correct. Details of the vehicle have been checked by the police. (Ref CC-01032021-0371)
New Road, Warboys – Intruders broke off a padlock to enter security fencing around a site on New Road where maintenance work is being carried out, at some time overnight on Monday 1st / Tuesday 2nd March. Once in the compound, the thieves stole a breaker attached to an excavator that had been left parked there. No-one has so far reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref 35/12250/21)
Wistow – A black BMW convertible was stolen from outside its owner’s house in Wistow on Tuesday night, 2nd / 3rd March. At the moment no other details are available. (Ref 35/12407/21)
Covid-19 Regulation Breaches – A Message from Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Police received four reports of potential breaches of the Covid-19 regulations in the Warboys and Bury District this week.
“Across the County as a whole, 198 calls were received over just the weekend, a ten percent increase compared to the weekend before. Many calls related to groups gathering in open spaces, memorial fields and recreation grounds, to name a few.
“Whilst it is lovely to see some sunshine, please do not be tempted to break the guidelines. We are all in this together and we all have a responsibility to follow the rules.
“As always, thank you to everyone playing their part and helping to save lives.”
And Finally – Warning of A ‘National Insurance Number’ Telephone Scam:
My thanks to an Ecops subscriber in Somersham with experience of this telephone scam, for drawing my attention to it.
Action Fraud, the UK Centre for cyber-crime and fraud reporting and investigation, issued an alert to the public recently after receiving over a thousand extra calls in one week about the scam.
Victims received an automated telephone call telling them that their ‘National Insurance Number had been compromised’ and in order to fix it and get a new number, they should press number 1 on their phone to be connected to a service agent.
However, the agent was in fact a criminal who pressured victims into giving their personal details, to be used in subsequent fraud.
Action Fraud advise that people remain vigilant and cautious of any calls suggesting that their National Insurance Number has been compromised. If you have any doubts, hang up the phone.
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)