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Good Morning, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 14th to 20th March:
Houghton Road – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between two cars on Houghton Road on Sunday morning, 14th March. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt, but the road was closed for a time whilst the incident was dealt with. Damaged power cables affected traffic lights on roadworks at the scene, and power company engineers needed to make things safe before normal traffic flow could resume. (Ref CC-14032021-0117)
Harding Way – Thieves stole items from inside a Mercedes car left parked outside commercial premises on Harding Way at some time over the weekend, between Friday evening, 12th, and Monday morning, 15th March. (Ref 35/15146/21)
St Ives – A person who admitted to visiting several houses to cut people’s hair was issued with a fine for breaching Covid regulations, on Monday 15th March. (Ref CC-15032021-0245)
Paragon Road – A car left parked in a lay-by on Paragon Road was damaged on Monday morning, 15th March, by someone who scratched its paintwork with a sharp object. (Ref 35/15177/21)
Pettis Road – Police discovered a quantity of cannabis, drugs paraphernalia and mobile phones whilst executing a warrant at an address on Pettis Road on Tuesday 16th March. (Ref 35/15484/21)
Ansley Way – Police received a report of a suspicious black van which was seen to park across the driveway of a house on Ansley Way on Wednesday morning, 17th March. The driver appeared very interested in the owner’s vehicle which was parked on the drive. However, the van drove away when the driver realised he had been spotted. The concern was that he may have been planning to steal the catalytic converter, or some other offence. (Ref CC-17032021-0168)
Merryland – A woman walking her dog along Merriland on Wednesday lunchtime, 17th March, was followed by a silver Land-Rover-type vehicle that drove slowly alongside her for a time, with the three females in the car making comments about the dog. The victim was upset by the incident and worried that they might try to seize her dog. (Ref CC-18032021-0174)
London Road – Police, Fire and ambulance crews were called to a derelict building on London Road on Thursday evening, 18th March, where three teenagers had been spotted sat on the roof in a dangerous situation. All three were eventually brought down safely. (Ref CC-18032021-0457)
Woolpack Lane – A group of four teenagers was seen walking around on the roof of a warehouse on Woolpack Lane on Friday evening, 19th March. As officers arrived, two males were seen jumping down and running away. (Ref CC-19032021-0329)
California Road – Police responded to a report of a gathering of young people on a playing field on California Road on Saturday afternoon, 20th March, possibly in breach of Covid regulations. All was quiet when officers arrived although two persons found trespassing on private property were instructed to leave. (Ref CC-20032021-0266)
Town Centre – Officers dispersed a group of teenagers that had been creating a disturbance by shouting and yelling along Merryland, Bridge Street and The Quay, late on Saturday evening, 20th March. The group were given a warning about the Covid regulations when they claimed to be unaware of not being allowed to meet up. (Ref CC-20032021-0608)
And Finally – Rural Crime in Cambridgeshire:
Rural Crime includes activities such as:
illegal fox hunting.
Police and the Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) work with Countryside Watch, Horse Watch and Boat Watch to tackle rural crime across the County. More information on these types of rural crime, the partner organisations that the police work with, and advice on how to protect your horses, is 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)