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Good Evening, Somersham District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 29th October to 4th November. Very unhappily, there have been several burglaries and attempted burglaries reported in the village this week amongst other incidents:
Warner’s Drove, Somersham – A suspicious silver Mercedes car was seen twice in the vicinity of farmland at Warner’s Drove on Wednesday afternoon, 30th October, and it was thought that that the occupants could be checking out locations for hare-coursing. Police notified Countryside Watch. (Refs CC-30102019-0212 and CC-30102019-0341)
On Thursday 31st October, police received a report that suspected hare-coursers had broken a heavy padlock and chain from a farm gate on Warner's Drove, presumably to gain access to the land for coursing. However, no suspects had been seen. (Ref CC-31102019-0228)
On Sunday morning, 3rd November, a suspect silver Mercedes was seen on land off Warner’s Drove again, this time with four men and dogs seen actively coursing. Although a police patrol was quickly at the scene, the suspect had left and had last been seen heading along the B1050 towards Chatteris. (Refs CC-03112019-0125, CC-03112019-0135 and CC-03112019-0137)
High Street, Somersham – Two male suspects were disturbed in the act of burgling a garage and a shed at a house on Somersham High Street on Friday evening, 1st November. One male was discovered at the detached garage and when challenged, ran back to a waiting black Ford car which then drove off at speed. On investigation, the victims found that tools were missing from the garage and that the shed had also been forced open. Police searched a wide area between Somersham and St Ives for the suspect vehicle, unfortunately without any success, but hope that video footage of the incident will help in the investigation. (Ref 35/78278/19)
Paddock Road, Somersham – Four garages in a block on Paddock Road were targeted overnight on Friday 1st / Saturday 2nd November. The padlocks on all of the garages were prised off by someone probably using an implement such as a crowbar. However, nothing has been reported stolen from any of the garages. (Refs 35/78322/19, 35/78334/19, 35/78336/19 and 35/78487/19)
Pennway, Somersham – Another three garages in a block on Pennway were also broken into overnight on Friday 1st / Saturday 2nd November. At a fourth garage, a security light was wrenched off the wall and thrown over a fence. Several of the garage doors were left damaged, but nothing is thought to have been stolen from inside the buildings. (Refs 35/78414/19, 35/78425/19, 35/78439/19 and 35/78458/19)
Crane Close, Somersham – There was a break-in and burglary at a house on Crane Close, Somersham, at some time between Saturday morning, 2nd, and Sunday morning, 3rd November. Intruders first broke into the garage then used tools from inside to smash a double-glazed side window and enter the house. After carrying out an untidy search, the thieves left having stolen items of jewellery and a wallet. Police have carried out enquiries at neighbouring houses and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/78873/19)
Colne Road, Somersham – Police were called to a collision between two cars on Colne Road, Somersham, on Monday evening, 4th November, which may have been related to a ‘road rage’ incident. One car failed to stop and the other was left damaged on the roadside to await recovery the following day. One person was reported to have been slightly hurt. (Ref CC-04112019-0393)
The Green, Somersham – Police are investigating an incident that happened at a house on The Green, Somersham, at around 10:00 pm on Monday evening, 4th November, in which a car parked on the driveway was badly damaged and glass in the front door of the house was smashed by two unknown males who arrived in a silver Vauxhall Vectra car. After inflicting the damage, the suspects drove off towards Feoffees Road. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police using any of the non-emergency methods listed below, quoting Reference number 35/79064/19.
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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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