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Weekly Policing Update - St Ives District

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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 6th to 12th August:

Meadow Lane Park and Ride – There was a series of thefts at the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th August:
  • A man’s mountain bike was stolen from where it had been left padlocked to a bicycle rack, at some time between 4:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Monday evening, 5th August. (Ref 35/55896/19)
  • The catalytic converter was removed and stolen from a Honda car whilst it was left parked at the site between 6:20 am and 5:00 pm on Tuesday 6th August. (Ref 35/55953/19)
  • Another car had its catalytic converter stolen whilst it was left parked at the site between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm on Tuesday 6th August. These are the latest in a series of thefts of catalytic converters from cars left at the Meadow Lane site in recent months. (Ref 35/56077/19)
  • A company-owned Citroen van, left parked at the site between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on Tuesday 6th August, was broken into and a pair of trainers was stolen from inside. (Ref 35/55952/19)

Hill Rise Park – A woman was bitten on the leg by an Old English Sheepdog type of dog at just before 10:00 am on Hill Rise Park on Tuesday 6th August. The dog was off its lead at the time, and the bite caused a lot of bleeding, but the owners reportedly walked away and drove off in a blue car, possibly a Honda. (Ref 35/55860/19)

Stocks Bridge Way – The rear number plate of a Yamaha motorcycle was unbolted and stolen whilst it was left at Stocks Bridge Way at some time on Wednesday afternoon, 7th August. (Ref 35/56217/19)

Fairfields – The licence plate from a Vauxhall taxi left parked on Fairfields was stolen at some time overnight on Wednesday 7th / Thursday 8th August. (Ref 35/56390/19)

Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Police received reports of three cars speeding around the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site late on Friday evening, 9th August. Unfortunately they had left before the reports were received, but police are aware of on-going problems with dangerous driving at this location which is patrolled on a regular basis. (Ref CC-09082019-0644)

Reynolds Close – A woman’s handbag was stolen from the footwell of her car whilst it was left unattended outside a community centre in Reynolds Close for a few hours on Sunday afternoon, 11th August. The handbag contained some loose change and other items, and it is possible that the car had been left unlocked. (Ref 35/57327/19)

Burrel Road – CCTV recorded images of three suspects stealing a white Ford Transit van from the yard of a vehicle repair business on Burrel Road at 5:20 pm on Sunday afternoon, 11th August. The suspects arrived in a silver coloured car and can be seen driving to the yard at the back of the building, where they attached a rope to the van and then towed it away. (Ref 35/57252/19)

Ramsey Road – A blue Ford car was stolen from the driveway of its owner’s house on Ramsey Road at some time overnight on Sunday 11th / Monday 12th August. The thieves managed to take the car without its keys, which are still in the possession of the owner. Ref 35/57529/19)

Station Road Guided Bus Track – Police received a call from a motorist who had driven their car onto the guided bus track at Station Road on Monday morning, 12th August. The car had sustained two burst tyres but its owner managed to get it off the track and arrange recovery themselves without any further police involvement. (Ref CC-12082019-0113)
And Finally … Other Activities This Week:
Speedwatch – PCSOs joined the St Ives Speedwatch volunteers on St Audrey Lane on Friday afternoon, 9th August. Vehicles travelling at excessive speed in the 30 mph zone were logged, including one driver travelling at 45 mph and a lorry at 39 mph.
Illegal Parking in the Town Centre – Officers were issuing Advisory Notices to vehicles parked on single and double yellow lines and in Loading Bays in St Ives Town Centre on Friday 9th August. A parking fine for these offences would normally be £30.
DVLA on Patrol – DVLA officers were also out on patrol in St Ives on Friday 9th August. Several cars found to have no valid road tax were fitted with wheel clamps and fined.

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'.

Best Wishes,
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)

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