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Good Afternoon, The Hemingfords District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 22nd to 28th May:
Home Farm Road, Houghton – Thieves sawed off and stole the catalytic converter from a Honda car left parked outside its owner’s house on Home Farm Road on Friday evening, 21st May. The owner heard a suspicious noise at around 8:30 but could not see anything wrong. However, the theft was discovered the following morning. (Ref 35/31371/21)
Houghton Hill, Houghton – Police received a report of a suspicious incident that happened at woodland behind houses at Houghton Hill late on Monday evening, 24th May, when a group of about 6 people wearing camouflage clothing and apparently carrying shotguns were challenged by security staff. However, the group just continued on their way. The concern was that they might be involved in poaching activities, but no reports were received of any shots being heard. (Ref CC-24052021-0547)
Houghton Road, St Ives – Police were called to a derelict house off Houghton Road on Wednesday afternoon, 26th May, following a report that a group of children had been seen trespassing inside and possibly causing damage. When officers arrived at the location they found a group of at least 12 children, all of whom were removed and had their details taken. (Ref CC-26052021-0282)
And Finally …
Here are two messages from the police, relevant to local incidents, taken from Police Logs and official Social Media posts this week:
A man walking along the pavement at Market Hill in St Ives was nearly run into by a middle-aged male on an e-scooter coming round a corner, on Tuesday evening, 25th May.
It is actually illegal to use an e-scooter on the public roads, on pavements and in other publicly-accessible spaces such as car-parks, industrial estates and privately-owned roads. The only place where they can be legally used is on private land with the land-owner’s permission, or at other places as part of a government trial.
More information about the use of e-scooters and other ‘powered transporters’ is on the police website at:
A 40-year old man was arrested for drink-driving in St Ives this week when officers noticed a car being driven in a suspicious manner. The car was stopped and a roadside breath-test administered which returned a result of 93. In custody, an evidential sample returned a value of 83 – the limit is 35.
Police say: “The limit may be 35 but you’ll be a real hero by staying at zero! As we head into the weekend, if partying is a must, designate a driver that you can trust. Make it a night to remember, not a night to forget!”.
There is more information on drink-driving, the law, and how to report any concerns on the police website 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)