Now on to this week’s report - here is our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 7th to 13th July:
Ramsey – Police received a complaint about inconsiderate and illegal parking in the vicinity of the Primary Schools in Ramsey on Tuesday 6th July. The concern is that this will lead to an accident and possible injury at some point unless steps are taken to stop it. The information has been passed to the Neighbourhood Policing Team for them to be aware. (Ref CC-06072021-0012)
Bury Road, Ramsey – Thieves removed a padlock to break into a garden shed and steal a petrol lawn-mower at a house on Bury Road, at some time between Monday 5th and Thursday 8th July. (Ref 35/44305/21)
Allen Road, Ramsey – Police were notified by the Fire Brigade that they were called to deal with a car on fire outside a house on Allen Road in the early hours of Friday 9th July. The blaze is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault and there are no suspicious circumstances. (Ref 35/44443/21)
Hollow Road, Ramsey – Police, fire and ambulance crews, including an air ambulance, were called to an incident on Hollow Road on Friday morning, 9th July, in which a car had left the road and ended up in a ditch. Police had to close the road for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with the situation, in which one person was reported to have sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital. (Ref CC-09072021-0164)
Oilmills Road, Pondersbridge – Police received a report of a ‘road rage’ incident that happened on Oilmills Road, Pondersbridge, on Friday evening, 9th July. The victim was overtaken and then forced to stop by the male suspect, who then began kicking the victim’s car, causing damage along its left side. Fortunately the victim was able to drive off, and was again overtaken by the suspect who was last seen heading in to Ramsey Heights. (Ref 35/45709/21)
High Street, Ramsey – CCTV recorded pictures of a male suspect removing the front and rear number plates from a silver Ford car whilst it was left parked outside its owner’s house on the High Street on Sunday lunchtime, 11th July. (Ref 35/45259/21)
Ashbeach Drove Area, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police searched the area around Ashbeach Drove on Monday morning, 12th July, after receiving several reports of a person seen behaving in a suspicious manner, looking through people’s letterboxes and trying door handles. Unfortunately no-one matching the suspect’s description could be found. (Ref CC-12072021-0206)
Items of Local News:
Police Speed Checks:
Police were patrolling in Ramsey on Monday 5th July, carrying out speed checks following community concerns about speeding in and around the town.
On Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July, officers made return visits to Ramsey St Mary’s and Ramsey Heights to check for speeding traffic – the fourth time in a week that they had been there following concerns raised by residents.
If speeding is causing problems in your area, you can report it to police using the on-line form at this link:
Man Who Crashed Into House Found Guilty of Drink-Driving:
A 24-year old Warboys man who crashed a car he had borrowed from a friend into the side of a house on Temperance Court, Ramsey, on 6th June, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, failing to stop, and having no licence or insurance when he appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12th July. He was disqualified from driving for 16 months and ordered to pay a fine of £322.
A Wisbech man was jailed for 2 years at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday 7th July, for drink-driving and causing a collision at Bodsey Toll Road near Ramsey in July last year. Daniel Bruce took a left-hand turn on the wrong side of the road and collided with a van coming the other way, leaving the van driver with life-changing injuries. Bruce was also disqualified from driving for 5 years.
Full details are on the police web-site at this link:
And Finally … Drug Culture Exploitation of Young People
Neighbourhood officers in St Ives are aware that young people are being lured into the local drug culture by being given ‘free weed’ by dealers and are then being pressured into running cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin to pay off their debts.
This is not ‘free weed’ – it is child exploitation.
If you have concerns for your child, you can speak to the police via the on-line “101 Live Chat” service at this link:
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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