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Weekly Policing Update - St Ives District

Alert message sent 27/08/2019 10:56:00

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Good Morning, St Ives District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 20th to 26th August:

Harrison Way – Someone tried to break in to a ticket machine in a car-park at Harrison Way at some time between Saturday 17th and Tuesday 20th August. Fortunately they were unable to get to the cash box inside, but the machine was left damaged as a result of the attack. (Ref 35/59405/19)

Burrel Road – Police were notified of a suspicious car seen parked outside an industrial unit on Burrel Road on Wednesday evening, 21st August. When officers searched the vehicle a large quantity of cannabis was found as well as other suspicious items. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/59887/19)

Station Road – There was a break-in and burglary at business premises on Station Road during the night of Thursday 22nd / Friday 23rd August. The intruders forced a sky-light to get inside the building then stole the contents of a display case before leaving. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/60244/19)

Somersham Road – Police received a report of hare-coursers seen operating on land off Somersham Road on Monday evening, 26th August. A dark-coloured four-by-four vehicle was seen on the field, with dogs loose. They were last seen heading off in the Somersham direction. (Ref CC-26082019-0405)

Lost and Found:
Found – Hill Rise Park, Thursday 22nd August – A child’s pink scooter and a pink helmet, left behind when a red people-carrier drove off. (Ref CC-22082019-0478)

And Finally … Some Police Statistics You May Have Missed:
Police have published some statistics for Cambridgeshire and the Huntingdonshire District for the month of July that you may be interested to read:
                                                Huntingdonshire District          Cambridgeshire
Calls Received – 999 (Forcewide)                             (12,697)                                    
Call received – 101 (Forcewide)                                (29,119)
Online reports (Forcewide)                                         (2,085)
Incidents Attended                              1,189                                       6,990
Crimes Recorded                               897                                          5,755
Arrests Made (Forcewide)                                          (872)                                         
Charges Made                                    66                                            391
Collisions Reported                             89                                            452
Domestic Incidents Reported              259                                         1,513
Notes on the statistics:
  • All genuine emergency calls will result in police attendance – when it really is an emergency we will attend on blue lights;
  • Not all 999 calls are a police emergency – some are non-emergency calls which ideally should come through to us on 101. A small number are hoaxes, repeat calls, misdirected (meant for another force or service), and silent calls also make up the large number of 999 calls we receive each day;
  • Many non-emergency calls can be dealt with over the phone – often this will be raising a crime investigation which is allocated to a detective to investigate over the following days;
  • Only a small proportion of calls are about criminal behaviour – a lot of police work relates to calls that are not about criminal behaviour, such as missing people, road accidents, and vulnerable people. Charging a person with a crime is just one way of dealing with criminality. Cautions, Restorative Justice and Community Resolutions are other ways of dealing with a crime.


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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