Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
Alert message sent 16/05/2021 13:28:00
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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 9th to 15th May. Unfortunately, there have been several instances of vehicles being interfered with in the area this week:
Russett Avenue, Needingworth – A thief broke into a van left parked on its owner’s driveway at Russett Avenue at some time overnight on Sunday 9th / Monday 10th May, and stole tools worth several thousand pounds from inside. (Ref 35/28311/21)
The Furlongs, Needingworth – A suspect tried to get inside two cars left parked on the driveways of separate houses on The Furlongs at around 3:00 am early on Monday morning 10th May, both incidents being caught by CCTV cameras. Fortunately both cars were locked and no entry was gained. (Refs 35/28186/21 and 35/28192/21)
The Furlongs, Needingworth – A third car left parked outside its owner’s house on The Furlongs was interfered with in the early hours of Monday morning, 10th May. This time the car had been left unlocked and the thief was able to search inside and steal an item of personal property from the glove-box. (Ref 35/28595/21)
Somersham Road, St Ives – A high-voltage roadside cabinet belonging to a telephone company was damaged at around 2:00 am early on Monday morning, 10th May, when someone jemmied open its door and interfered with the equipment inside, leaving it damaged beyond repair and unsafe. (Ref 35/28272/21)
Somersham Road, Woodhurst – Police and an ambulance were called to a traffic incident on Somersham Road late on Friday evening, 14th May, where a car had crashed into a bollard after swerving to avoid an animal. The road was closed for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with the incident, in which one person was taken to hospital. (Ref CC-14052021-0620)
Somersham Road, Woodhurst – A second incident was reported to police late on Friday evening, 14th May, at a nearby location on Somersham Road, in which a car had apparently run over a traffic cone in the road and then caused damage to a stretch of the garden of a nearby house. The driver was seen to stop, remove the cone from his wheel-arch and throw it into the garden, and then drive off again. (Ref 35/29644/21)
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)