Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 1st to 7th June:
Nature Reserve, Ramsey Heights – Police received a report of criminal damage at the Holme Fen Nature Reserve on Tuesday 1st June, where a bird hide had been vandalised. Damage to a door, a window, a bench and other internal fittings was reported, as well as to wooden shingles on the roof. Rubbish and litter had also been left strewn around outside. (Ref 35/33753/21)
Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights – Thieves stole a wildlife camera set up in a tree at a Nature Reserve on Chapel Road, at some time on or before Tuesday 1st June, when the theft was discovered. (Ref 35/34259/21)
Herne Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – A thief stole a petrol-powered agricultural strimmer that had been left unattended for a short time in the garden of a house on Herne Road at lunchtime on Tuesday 1st June. (Ref 35/34763/21)
Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights – A male wearing a grey T-shirt and hi-viz trousers managed to push past a workman and steal his van, at the junction of Chapel Road and Ugg Mere Court Road on Wednesday afternoon, 2nd June. The white Ford Transit tipper van was last seen driving off towards Upwood. Police carried out an extensive search but so far have been unable to locate the van. (Ref 35/34062/21)
Puddock Road / Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot – An angler pulled an item out of the river thought at the time to possibly be an unexploded shell whilst fishing near the junction of Puddock Road and Forty Foot Bank on Wednesday evening, 2nd June. Fortunately it turned out to be a harmless practice round when Army explosives experts arrived to examine it. (Ref CC-02062021-0469)
Westfield Road, Ramsey – A thief stole an expired car battery from the driveway of a house on Westfield Road at about 7:15 am on Thursday morning, 3rd June. Domestic CCTV footage shows the suspect arriving in a white Transit van, knocking on the back door, noticing the battery and then taking it and driving away. (Ref 35/34234/21)
Temperance Court, Ramsey – Police arrested the driver of a car that crashed into the porch of a house on Temperance Court late on Sunday evening 6th June, causing extensive damage. Thankfully no-one in the house was hurt. The car was seen driving off after the incident but police soon located it and arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as well as dangerous driving. The car involved in the incident was seized and towed away. (Ref CC-06062021-0552)
Northern Mill Industrial Estate, Field Road, Ramsey – Thieves entered the compound of one of the units on the Industrial Estate at some time between Sunday evening, 6th, and Monday afternoon, 7th June, and stole the catalytic converters from a large number of vehicles being stored there. Police hope that CCTV footage will help in the investigation. (Ref 35/35390/21)
And Finally … Census Text Scam –
A Somersham Ecops subscriber contacted me this week to let me know about a scam text he has received about the recent UK national Census.
The text reads as follows: “CENSUS: There is missing information from your Census application. Update your application – visit …” – followed by a suspicious web-address.
The text may go on to threaten you with a fine if you do not comply.
This kind of text is most definitely a scam, and you should NOT click on the link to the web-address in the text message. The government will not issue a fine so long as you have sent in your Census form.
The Census Office has issued the following information about this kind of scam:
“We will not contact you via a text message, email or phone call asking for your details or regarding a fine …. Please do not engage or respond to these messages and do not click on any links provided … If you wish to report the scam to us, you can send us a message using our web-form, providing as much detail as possible.”
More details are on the Census Office web-page at:
You can also send any suspicious text message that you may receive to the National Cyber Security Centre by simply forwarding it to 7726. This is a free service and enables your Internet Service Provider to investigate.
Many thanks to the Ecops subscriber for sending in the details of this scam.
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)