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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 8th to 14th October:

Edison Road – Thieves stole the battery from a lorry left parked outside a business unit on Edison Road, at some time overnight on Monday 7th / Tuesday 8th October. (Ref 35/72155/19)

Market Road – A woman’s mobile phone was stolen, possibly whilst she was in the Market Road area of the town centre on Tuesday afternoon, 8th October. The phone signal was last logged in the Warren Road area, which was not somewhere that the victim had been, so it is assumed that someone either stole it or found it and took it away. (Ref 35/73444/19)

High Leys – Police stopped a car on High Leys on Tuesday evening, 8th October, after observing suspicious behaviour on Norris Road. A search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of cash and several mobile phones and when the suspect was searched a number of wraps of a substance believed to be cocaine were found. One person was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. (Ref 35/72107/19)

Needingworth Road – Intruders broke into a church building on Needingworth Road by breaking a leaded window, at some time during the night of Tuesday 8th / Wednesday 9th October. An untidy search of rooms over two floors was carried out but at the moment it is not thought that anything was stolen. (Ref 35/72220/19)

Meadow Lane Park and Ride – Police received reports of noisy cars on the Meadow Lane Park and Ride site on Friday morning, 11th October. The location is a favourite place for unauthorised car meets on some evenings, but when police investigated it was found that, on this occasion, the noise was from a charity car event and that all was in order. (Ref CC-11102019-0220)

The Broadway – Police were called to an incident on The Broadway on Friday evening, 11th October, where a group of four males were reported to be fighting in the street. When officers arrived only two males were found, the other apparently having left the area. The two males declined assistance from the officers, but a search of the area was carried out in case the others involved were still nearby. (Ref 35/72925/19)

Wellington Avenue – There was an attempted burglary at a house on Wellington Avenue at some time between Wednesday 9th and Saturday 12th October. Intruders entered the back garden and then tried to break in by smashing the glass in a set of patio doors. Fortunately they were unsuccessful and although the outer pane of the double glazing was shattered, the inner pane remained intact and no entry was made into the house.  (Ref 35/73189/19)

Erica Road – A woman walking along Erica Road on Monday evening, 14th October, was approached by an unknown male who first stopped her to ask the time, and then tried to grab her shoulder bag. He was frightened off when the victim fell to the ground and screamed, and he ran away empty-handed. Police have made enquiries at houses along the road but at the moment no-one who may have witnessed the incident has come forward. (Ref 35/73678/19)
And Finally … Michaelmas Fair
The annual Michaelmas Fair is running in St Ives Town Centre from Monday morning, 14th, to Wednesday evening, 16th October. Officers from the Huntingdonshire Neighbourhood Policing Team will be patrolling the event on all three nights and hope that everyone who goes along will have a great time – the Fair is a much-loved family event. However, like at all events where there are crowds of people, please remember to keep your possessions – handbags, wallets, mobile phones and anything else you take with you - safe about your person, and be aware of who is around you at all times. Stay safe and have fun!

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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