Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
Alert message sent 03/04/2021 12:25:00
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Good Afternoon, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th March to 2nd April. My apologies for the non-appearance of last week’s Policing Update – this was due to a combination of technical and other factors that conspired together.
Cook’s Drove, Earith – The windscreen of a car left parked on the driveway of its owner’s house on Cook’s Drove was damaged at some time overnight on Friday 26th / Saturday 27th March. The small hole in the glass appeared to have been made by a pellet, catapult or stone, requiring the windscreen to be replaced. (Ref 35/17878/21)
Bridge End, Earith – The front passenger window of a car left parked at Bridge End, Earith, was smashed by someone who threw a rock through it, at some time in the few days before Saturday 27th March, when the damage was discovered. (Ref 35/17855/21)
Bluntisham – Police received reports of cold-callers operating in Bluntisham on Wednesday afternoon, 31st March. The two males were reported to be going door-to-door selling household items, but their behaviour was described as intimidating. Although they claimed to represent a charity, this was not thought to be correct. A police patrol was dispatched and officers located the pair, giving them a warning about their behaviour and taking them to Huntingdon railway station to leave the area. (Refs CC-31032021-0289 and CC-31032021-0298)
Bluntisham Road, St Ives – Intruders broke into a construction site on Bluntisham Road at some time on Sunday 28th March, forced entry to the site office and used keys from inside to open and search through several metal storage containers. However, nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/18392/21)
Somersham Road, Woodhurst – There was a break-in and burglary at a business unit on Somersham Road late on Friday evening, 2nd April. Intruders used power tools to force open loading bay doors and enter the building, but left with just a bin of scrap metal when an alarm was triggered. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/19168/21)
And Finally – Hoax Emergency Calls:
Two Ramsey teenagers were responsible for repeated hoax 999 calls to the Force Control Room this week, initially calls consisting of laughing and swearing down the phone, but finally making a call alleging that they had been chased by two persons with knives.
Police responded but also tracked the phone used to make the call. When officers arrived at the scene, the two suspects were located, one of whom was in possession of the phone. When challenged about the hoax calls, they appeared unconcerned about their actions or the police resources that they had needlessly tied up.
Hoax calls take police time away from people who really need their help. Just one minute can make all the difference in an emergency. Misusing the 999 system and using it for non-emergency matters to report crimes or emergencies that do not exist can cost lives. If you are found to be making a hoax call, you could be fined or even sent to prison.
More information on hoax calls 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)