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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 3rd to 8th April:
The Pavement – Police arrested a male at The Pavement on Saturday morning, 3rd April, for being drunk and disorderly and for Public Order offences, after receiving reports that a person sat in a doorway was begging passers-by for money and being verbally aggressive towards them, and appeared to be very heavily intoxicated, surrounded by broken bottles. The area is also covered by a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) administered by the District Council. (Ref 35/19422/21)
California Road Area – Police are investigating an incident that happened in the California Road area on Saturday afternoon, 3rd April, in which a loose dog is reported to have run out from a house and bitten two people who were passing by at the time. (Refs 35/20033/21 and 35/20036/21)
Somersham Road – A water company site on Somersham Road has been targeted by vandals twice this week:
On Monday evening, 5th April, intruders cut through a perimeter fence then broke into a works building and caused damage to electrical installations inside. They also interfered with water treatment equipment, causing further damage estimated to cost several thousand pounds to repair and clean up. (Ref 35/19979/21)
Overnight on Wednesday 7th / Thursday 8th April, the compound was again entered via the perimeter fence, and a storage building broken into and vandalised. An electric hoist was also interfered with and damaged. (Ref 35/20494/21)
London Road – Police assisted the Fire Brigade in dealing with an incident at a disused building on London Road on Tuesday morning, 6th April. The road was closed for a time to allow the fire-fighters to deal with the blaze, thought to have been started deliberately. (Ref 35/20042/21)
London Road – Police were called back to the derelict building on London Road on Tuesday afternoon, 6th April, following a report of teenagers seen climbing on the roof. Officers searched the site but found no-one, although a group of young people nearby was spoken to and given words of advice. (Ref CC-06042021-0273)
Houghton Road – There was a break-in at an unoccupied house on Houghton Road at some time between Thursday 1st and Wednesday 7th April. Intruders forced entry to a garage at the front of the house, broke through a side gate to enter the back garden and then entered the property by forcing a set of patio doors. However, it is not thought that anything was stolen. (Ref 35/20318/21)
Harrison Way Roundabout – Police found a blue Seat car abandoned on a roundabout on Harrison Way on Wednesday evening, 7th April, and had it towed away due to it being a distraction to road users. (Ref CC-07042021-0458)
Lost and Found:
A very honest member of the public came across a sum of money in St Ives this week and handed it in to the police, who would like to reunite it with its rightful owner. If you believe this to be you, or perhaps a relative, please contact the police using the web-chat link below or call using the 101 non-emergency number, quoting Reference 134 of 6th April.
And Finally – Free Covid-19 Rapid Tests Now Available for Everyone in England Who Has No Symptoms:
The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging everyone in England who has no symptoms to get into the habit of using free ‘rapid lateral flow’ tests twice a week, as part of the next steps towards the cautious easing of restrictions. The tests are available from today, Friday 9th April, and can be obtained from a variety of outlets or delivered by post to your home.
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)