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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 9th to 15th May:
Mews off West Street – Thieves stole a ‘Boardman URB’ bicycle, fitted with a pannier, from a mews off West Street at some time on Sunday morning, 9th May. The bike had been left secured with a cable, but this was cut off by the thieves in order to take the bike. (Ref 35/27979/21)
Thorndown Close – Police received a report of two males going door-to-door in the Thorndown Close area, asking residents about cleaning out gutters. Residents were worried that the two might be checking on houses or looking for homes with dogs. Officers attended and gave reassurance and advice to the residents. A search of the area was carried out and one person was located who confirmed he had been asking about work cleaning gutters. (Ref CC-09052021-0190)
Nuffield Road – Three thieves wearing balaclava helmets broke in to a business unit on Nuffield Road by smashing the glass in the front door, then stole a quantity of builder’s tools, at around 11:15 pm on Sunday evening, 9th May. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/28229/21)
Ramsey Road – A window in a bus was smashed by a person throwing a stone through it whilst it was traveling along Ramsey Road at around 7:50 pm on Monday evening, 10th May. There is no report of anyone being hurt in the incident, however, this is the second instance of a bus window being smashed by someone throwing a stone in the last week. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/28379/21)
The Mallards – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour by a group of males seen knocking on doors in the area of The Mallards, on Tuesday lunchtime, 11th May. The males seemed particularly interested in houses that had dogs. A police patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area, but no trace of the group was found. (Ref CC-11052021-0188)
Old Ramsey Road – Trespassers damaged crops growing in several fields off Old Ramsey Road on Tuesday evening, 11th May, when they drove a vehicle across them. A gas cylinder from a bird-scarer was also stolen. It is thought that hare-coursers might be responsible. (Ref 35/28972/21)
Guided Busway, Station Road – Police were contacted by the driver of a car that had got stuck in a car-trap on the Guided Busway at Station Road on Wednesday afternoon, 12th May. The bus company and the Council were organising the removal of the car so no further police action was required. (Ref CC-12052021-0281)
Edison Road – Police seized a red Skoda found on Edison Road on Friday morning, 14th May, and had it towed away when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. The driver was arrested when a road-side breath-test and a drugs test both returned positive results. (Ref CC-14052021-0168)
Ramsey Road – Police arrested a person on suspicion of dealing Class A drugs and also for assault at an address on Ramsey Road late on Saturday evening, 15th May. Officers seized mobile phones, a packet of a substance believed to be drugs and a large quantity of cash. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/29735/21)
And Finally – Do You Know Someone Who Could Join the Police on a New Graduate Training Scheme?
Recruitment and training of police officers in Cambridgeshire is changing and a new scheme called the Policing Education Qualifications Framework is being introduced. As part of this, the Constabulary is now running a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) programme.
Under the PCDA, new entrants will be entered onto a 3-year degree apprenticeship run by Anglia Ruskin University, involving a combination of class learning and on-the-job experience. Tuition fees will be paid by the police and recruits will also be paid a salary whilst they learn.
The recruitment scheme has now been extended until the end of May. More details are 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)