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 29th April to 5th May:
Ramsey District – Neighbourhood officers executed a drugs warrant at an address in the Ramsey District on Friday 30th April, following information received from the public. One person was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs and criminal property. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/26761/21)
Do you suspect that drug-dealing is going on in your area? More information on the signs to look out for, and details of how you can report it to police on-line, are on the police web-site at:
Owls End, Bury / Fairmead Park, Upwood – Police pursued a black car which had no valid insurance from Owls End, Bury, onto Fairmead Park, Upwood, on Friday afternoon, 30th April, where the driver abandoned it and ran off into the estate. The car was seized and towed away whilst officers searched the area for the driver but unfortunately no trace of him could be found. (Ref CC-30042021-0289)
Airfield Industrial Estate – Police responded to a report of a suspected burglary in progress at a unit on the Airfield Industrial Estate late on Sunday evening, 2nd May, and in the process discovered a cannabis factory growing plants with a street value in excess of £1.3 million.
As officers were arriving, two suspect vehicles made off from the scene. No arrests have yet been made but investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/26521/21)
Full details of the incident are on the police ‘News and appeals’ web-site at:
Meadow Lane, Bury – Intruders broke into an electricity sub-station compound on Meadow Lane by ramming the metal security fence, at around 4:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, 5th May. Power company engineers who arrived to investigate discovered that apart from the damage, items had also been stolen from the site. (Ref 35/27189/21)
Wilthorne, Warboys – Thieves stole the number plates from a car that had been left parked on the driveway of a house on Wilthorne at some time overnight on Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th May. The inside of the car was also searched, but it is not thought that anything else was taken. (Ref 35/27241/21)
And Finally – Accidental 999 Calls:
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, police say that they spent in the region of 6 hours dealing with accidental 999 calls where the number was either inadvertently dialled from a mobile phone in a pocket, or was made by children larking around.
All 999 calls need to be investigated to make sure that everyone is safe, and when the number has been dialled in error or as a joke, this takes time and diverts resources that could be used on a genuine emergency.
Police say: “We appreciate that mistakes can happen, so if you do accidentally call us, please explain the situation to us rather than just hanging up the phone”.
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)