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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 29th May to 4th June:
White Hart Court – Police stopped a suspicious silver Audi car in White Hart Court after a short pursuit, on Sunday evening, 30th May. The driver attempted to run off but was caught by officers who then carried out a search. In the car officers discovered a quantity of a herbal substance believed to be cannabis, together with scales, grinders and other drug dealing paraphernalia. One person was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs, and taken into custody. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/33727/21)
Town Bridge / London Road – Police spoke to the driver of a large heavy lorry which was reported to have driven across the Town Bridge onto London Road, in breach of the weight limit, on Monday afternoon, 31st May. Words of advice were given to the driver. (Ref CC-31052021-0221)
Burstellars – Thieves entered the back garden of a house on Burstellars at some time overnight on Monday 31st May / Tuesday 1st June and stole two bicycles, one a man’s black and orange ‘Kross Limited Edition’ mountain bike, the second a lady’s purple mountain bike, make unknown. (Refs 35/33776/21 and 35/33777/21)
The Pavement – Police arrested a person suspected of committing an assault and other offences at a shop on The Pavement on Tuesday afternoon, 1st June. An affray broke out in the shop resulting in assaults and damage to shelving and goods on display. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/33815/21)
The Broadway – Police are investigating an incident that happened at a shop on The Broadway at some time overnight on Tuesday 1st / Wednesday 2nd June, in which an object was thrown at the window, smashing the glass. (Ref 35/33951/21)
Cattle Market – Thieves cut off and stole the catalytic converter from a Lexus car left parked on Cattle Market on Wednesday morning, 2nd June. The car had only been left a short time whilst its owner was shopping nearby. (Ref 35/34236/21)
Meadow Lane Park and Ride – The catalytic converter was also stolen from a Toyota car whilst it was left at the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site at some time between 9:00 am and 5:15 pm on Wednesday 2nd June. (Ref 35/34409/21)
Hill Rise – Thieves stole a silver ‘Carerra Kraken’ mountain bike from the garden of a house on Hill Rise at some time on Wednesday morning, 2nd June. The bike had been left with a locking cable attached, but not secured to another object. (Ref 35/34285/21)
Market Hill – Police were called to an affray on Market Hill shortly after midnight on Wednesday night / Thursday morning, 2nd and 3rd June. Several males had been seen fighting in the street and throwing objects at each other, but when officers arrived, most had dispersed. Those remaining had their details taken and were sent home whilst further investigations are carried out. (Ref 35/34199/21)
Little Farthing Close – Residents of a house on Little Farthing Close discovered an intruder in their back garden in the early hours of Friday 4th June. The male, tall, thin, with blonde hair and wearing a black track-suit with the hood up, walked out of the garden as the owners were standing at the front door. Police searched the surrounding area but unfortunately no trace of the suspect was found. (Ref CC-04062021-0033)
And Finally … Burglary Prevention Advice
Now that summer is here, the warmer weather brings opportunities for burglars to take advantage of open windows, doors left unlocked, and people spending more time in their gardens.
Police advise that we follow these steps to avoid becoming a victim of burglary:
Lock all doors and windows when not in the house;
Don’t leave valuables on display;
Lock outbuildings and sheds;
Report any suspicious activity, using the 101 non-emergency number or the on-line reporting tool on the police web-site.
For more burglary prevention advice, please visit –
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)