PCSO’s Update

In the early hours of Saturday morning between around 0415 and 0435 (3rd of March) there was a ram raid at the Co-Operative store on Church Street in Gamlingay. Offenders have attended the site in at least two vehicles, a stolen white LANDROVER DEFENDER N518BVW and another, sportier hatchback. Offenders have used an angle grinder to cut free two metal bollards in front of the store before reversing the stolen Landrover into the front of the store to disable the doors. Once disabled, offenders have removed the standalone cash point and have smashed it open to remove the cash cassette within. Offenders have then made off in the direction of POTTON in a vehicle of high power leaving the Landrover at the scene.

If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious or out of the ordinary please call 101 quoting reference number CF0116910318.

Being Neighbourly

Being neighbourly in this cold weather

Neighbourhood Watch isn’t just about preventing crime – we’re a movement with neighbourliness at our heart and with this cold weather dug in we wanted to send a friendly request to our supporters to check on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours if you can.

Many people are waiting out the weather at home and some won’t have been able to get out for several days now so a friendly knock from a neighbour is welcome. Maybe they need a pint of milk or a can of beans to get them through to the thaw, or a path swept or their dog walked?

Of course your safety is important too – so please think about that and only venture out if you can do so safely.

Thanks to all our supporters for your neighbourliness and all that you do – in good weather and bad –  for your communities.

To find out more about Neighbourhood Watch click here.

NHW Newsletter

Here’s our latest e-newsletter Our News.

We’ve listened to your feedback and this time we’ve included the newsletter as an attachment to this Alert message.

You can also click here to read the newsletter on our website.

This edition contains some great advice including

  • a new campaign from Dogs Trust to help stop dog theft
  • keeping your email secure
  • plus lots of news from across our network.

If you need to change your details on the Neighbourhood Alert messaging system you will need to log-in to do so!

Best wishes,
the Neighbourhood Watch Network

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PCSO’s Update

CF0102530218

Date occurred: 22/02/2018 21:15

Location: Layby, High Street, Swavesey

Description: Generator stolen from outside a catering van, male offender ran away to a waiting vehicle.

 

CF0102830218

Date occurred: 22/02/2018 17:00 – 23/02/2018 07:05

Location: Premier Inn, Ring Fort Road, Orchard Park

Description: Van broken into and tools stolen.

 

CF0105500218  

Date occurred: 22/02/2018 20:00 – 23/02/2018 06:00

Location: Premier Inn, Ring Fort Road, Orchard Park

Description: Vehicle door forced open in an attempt to steal items.

 

CF0103090218

Date occurred: 22/02/2018 17:30 – 23/02/2018 08:00

Location: Holiday Inn, Lakeview bridge road, Impington

Description: Van lock broken off the rear doors and tools stolen.

 

CF0105070218

Date occurred: 23/02/2018 17:00 – 24/02/2018 08:20

Location: High Street, Landbeach

Description: Barn padlock broken and horse riding equipment stolen, it is believed a vehicle would have been required to transport the equipment.

 

CF0107220218

Date occurred: 25/02/2018 10:00 – 25/02/2018 14:00

Location: Rampton Road, Cottenham

Description: Bicycle was left locked outside the victim’s house, and has later been stolen.

 

CF0108240218

Date occurred: 24/02/2018 15:30 – 26/02/2018 09:15

Location: Rampton Car Breakers, Cuckoo Lane, Rampton

Description: Silver Peugeot 207 stolen from forecourt.

 

CF0108260218

Date occurred: 26/02/2018 03:14

Location: Old Pinewood Way, Papworth Everard

Description: Window wipers stolen from two vehicles overnight.

 

CF0108650218

Date occurred: 23/02/2018 09:00 – 24/02/2018 10:15

Location: St Marys Church, Church End, Over

Description: A safe was levered out of the wall and stolen from the church.

 

CF0108980218

Date occurred: 25/02/2018 09:00 – 21:00

Location: Industrial estate, Norman Park, Bar Hill

Description: A prop shaft was removed and stolen from a company van while parked up on the estate.

 

CF0109890218

Date occurred: 23/02/2018 23:00 – 24/02/2018 07:00

Location: Green End, Landbeach

Description: Offenders have entered an outbuilding/shed at the rear of a Farm and taken a number of garden items including an electric strimmer and a number of hand tools.

 

CF0110270218

Date occurred: 27/02/2018 03:00 – 05:10

Location: One Stop Shop, 56 Church Street, Willingham

Description: Two male offenders in black hoodies smashed the shop window to gain entry went behind the counter and ran out of the shop.

CF0110320218

Date occurred: 26/02/2018 16:30 – 27/02/2018 06:45

Location: Cambridge Science Park, Milton

Description: Offenders have broken two of the locks on the main porta cabin doors. Keys have been taken from the office and office cabins have been entered. A store cabin has also been entered and power tools stolen.

 

CF0110460218

Date occurred: 26/02/2018 18:00 – 27/02/2018 08:50

Location: Oak Crescent, Dry Drayton

Description: Offender(s) punched a hole through the rear door of a Vauxhall van and forced the lock to gain entry. No items were stolen.

 

CF0110670218

Date occurred: 26/02/2018 17:00 – 23:00

Location: Starr End, Orchard Park

Description: Offender(s) have forced entry into porta cabins on site and have taken electrical cable.

 

CF0111270218

Date occurred: 24/02/2018 21:30 – 22:00

Location: Ravensdale, Landbeach

Description: Offender has attempted to force entry to property through electric gates but has been spotted shining a torch, victim has shined a torch back and shortly after a vehicle was heard leaving the area.

 

CF0111540218

Date occurred: 27/02/2018 12:00 – 27/02/2018 17:40

Location: New School Road, Histon

Description: Offender has smashed the front passenger window of a Volkswagen Polo and stolen a laptop and bag from within.

 

CF0112040218

Date occurred: 27/02/2018 17:00 – 28/02/2018 07:30

Location: Viking Way, Bar Hill

Description: Offender(s) have forced the sliding side door to a Citroen van which was parked outside business premises and stolen tools.

If you have any information which may assist with the investigation into these crimes then please call 101, or call crime stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

PCSO’s Update

A14 Near Hemingford Abbots – At least one lorry, parked in a layby on the A14 near Hemingford Abbots, had fuel stolen from its tanks overnight on Wednesday 21st / Thursday 22nd February. The driver woke to find that the fuel cap had been forced open and about 250 litres of fuel had been siphoned off. It is thought that other lorries which had driven off may also have been targeted. (Ref CF0100930218)

A14 Galley Hill – Police received reports of a collision involving two cars on the slip road onto the A14 at Galley Hill at around 3:30 pm on Sunday 25th February. Fortunately, no-one was hurt and Highways Officers were able to deal with the situation before local police arrived. (Ref CC-25022018-0329)

High Street, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report stating that a purple car had been seen travelling along Hemingford Grey High Street at high speed several times during the day on Sunday 25th February. Police issued an alert to all patrols in the area to be on the look-out for the vehicle. (Ref CC-25022018-0355)  

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:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

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’.

PCSO’s Update

A number of people in the village of HAIL WESTON have recently been visited by a man claiming that he is going to be doing some tree cutting at a near-by property and is ‘apologising in advance’ for the noise he was going to be making. In all cases, no tree cutting followed, so it seems possible or even likely that this has been a scam designed to discover whether there was anyone in, with a view to carrying out a burglary.
Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity or callers to your property. Ask for ID and a company name, if they cannot supply these or you are unsure if the ID is genuine DO NOT let them in. If you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours and they are constantly getting tradesman and visitors please call on them to make sure all is in order or contact 101.

CF0094490218 – Burglary Date occurred: 16/02/2018 15:00 – 18/02/2018 18:00 Location: Burgess Road, Waterbeach Description: Offender(s) forced entry via rear living room window, searched all bedrooms and stole cash and jewellery.

CF0097000218 – Theft Date occurred: 19/02/2018 17:40 – 20/02/2018 07:20 Location: Industrial estate, Viking Way, Bar Hill Description: Offender(s) broke into a van by drilling the lock of the rear door and smashing the front passenger window.

CF0097050218 – Theft Date occurred: 19/02/2018 08:30 – 20/02/2018 08:25 Location: Industrial estate, Viking Way, Bar Hill Description: A van was broken into by means of forcing the rear doors open and a laptop was stolen from within.

CF0098670218 – Burglary Date occurred: 20/02/2018 17:00 – 20/02/2018 21:30 Location: Pieces Lane, Waterbeach Description: Kitchen window facing the road was forced open. Untidy search of house and contents of victim’s wallet stolen. Offender left via rear door leaving it open. A spade and garden fork were recovered from the garden.

CF0098950218 – Burglary – Non Dwelling Date occurred: 20/02/2018 19:00 – 20/02/2018 21:30 Location: Pieces Lane, Waterbeach Description: A shed was broken into by means of forcing and removing the lock. A garden fork and spade were removed and then later recovered in a neighbour’s garden.

CF0099010218 – Criminal damage Date occurred: 20/02/2018 22:00 – 21/02/2018 09:00 Location: Industrial estate, Viking Way, Bar Hill Description: Two vans were broken into by means of drilling the locks on the side doors.

CF0099960218 – Burglary Date occurred: 14/02/2018 20:30 Location: Mill Field, Cottenham Description: Three units were broken into and a vehicle was seen leaving the area on CCTV, nothing was stolen from the location.

CF0100160218 – Theft Date occurred: 14/02/2018 13:30 Location: Layby opposite the Phoenix Restaurant, The Green, Histon Description: Broken down motorcycle was left to be collected by recovery agency. On Wednesday 14th Feb at around 13.30 hours, a Bedford Box Van and a green 4 x 4 were seen in the layby. The motorcycle was seen being lifted onto the tail lift of the van.

CF0100750218 – Theft Date occurred: 21/02/2018 17:30 – 22/02/2018 07:40 Location: The Rowans, Milton Description: Front and rear number plates were stolen from a vehicle.

CF0100790218 – Burglary Date occurred: 21/02/2018 17:00 – 22/02/2018 07:30 Location: Station Road, Histon Description: Padlock securing a garage was cut and a ladies black ‘SCOTT Contessa’ road bicycle was stolen. Another garage in the area had also been entered and the door left open.

CF0100910218 – Burglary Non Dwelling Date occurred: 21/02/2018 21:00 – 22/02/2018 09:15 Location: Green End, Landbeach Description: A Shed and garage were broken into by damaging the locks and a chainsaw was stolen.

East Chadley Lane Godmanchester 05.02.2018  –  Unknown offender(s) have grabbed hold of victims bag and with force snatched it from victim and ran away.

In Huntingdon West:

Devoke Close 12.02.2018  –  Unknown offender(s) have gained entry to a property via a rear door.  Various items were stolen from within and dumped in the garden.  A car was also taken and dumped.

Walden Road 09.02.2018  –  An unknown suspect approached the victim from in front, grabbed victims bag using force and made off on foot.  The victim was not injured.

Elter Water 09.02.2018  –  Unknown offender(s) broke the lock on a wooden garage door.  Once inside stole fishing equipment.

As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact the Police by using the 101 telephone number.  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.

 

PCSO’s Update

Lea Road, Hemingford Grey – Someone stole an elderly lady’s walking frame from where it had been left outside her house on Lea Road, Hemingford Grey, at some time between 10:00 pm on Tuesday 13th, and 3:00 pm on Wednesday 14th February. (Ref CF0086640218)

Potton Road, Hilton – Intruders tried to break in to farm buildings on Potton Road, Hilton, at 9:00 pm on Wednesday 14th February, but were disturbed and fled when an alarm sounded. A small car seen leaving the location may have been their getaway vehicle. (Ref CF0087540218)

Dunnock Way, St Ives – Police received a report of three people behaving suspiciously on Dunnock Way, St Ives, very early on Friday morning, 16th February. The two men and a woman had been seen behind gardens, climbing through a gap in a hedge and carrying a large bag. Police were quickly on the scene and searched the area, but nothing suspicious was found. (Ref CC-16022018-0005)

A14 Near Gore Tree Road Junction, Hemingford Grey – Police dealt with two collision incidents on opposite sides of the A14 near the Gore Tree Road junction at Hemingford Grey, at around 1:30 pm on Friday 16th February. It is possible that the first incident precipitated the second, as drivers’ attention was distracted. Four cars were involved on the eastbound carriageway and three on the westbound. Very fortunately, no-one was seriously hurt although an ambulance was called for one person with slight injuries. The carriageways were clear by 4:00 pm although recovery services were still on the scene and dealing with the damaged vehicles for a bit longer. (Ref CC-16022018-0244)

A14 Hemingford Grey – Police received a call for help from a female motor-cyclist whose machine had broken down on the A14 near Hemingford Grey in the dark and wet on Monday evening, 19th February. The woman had no-one else in the area who could help, and so because of the potential dangers and the exceptional circumstances, police arranged for Highways officers to transport her to Bar Hill. (Ref CC-19022018-0463)

 

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:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

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’.

PCSO’s Update

CF0090930218 – THEFT Date occurred: 16/02/2018 20:00 – 16/02/2018 21:23

Location: Mortlock House, Histon

Description: Raleigh mountain bicycle stolen from the foyer of Mortlock House.

 

CF0091720218 – THEFT Date occurred: 11/02/2018 09:00 – 16/02/2018 11:00

Location: Car Park, Station Road, Waterbeach

Description: Front and Rear Number Plates stolen from a Black Vauxhall Zafira.

 

CF0092640218 – Attempt Burglary Date occurred: 17/02/2018 18:10 – 17/02/2018 18:15

Location: Waddelow Road, Waterbeach

Description: Offender entered rear garden via a broken fence, retrieved a shovel from a garden storage shed and then jemmied a ground floor kitchen window with the shovel. Offender was disturbed by the owner who had returned home – no entry was gained.

 

CF0093200218 – Criminal Damage Date occurred: 18/02/2018 03:00 – 18/02/2018 03:26

Location: Holiday Inn, Bridge Road, Impington

Description: Two female offenders caused damage to property within the hotel.

 

CF0093550218 – Criminal damage Date occurred: 18/02/2018 12:25

Location: High Street, Cottenham

Description: A horseshoe was thrown at a vehicle driving down the high street causing damage to the number plate.

 If you have any information which may assist with the investigation into these crimes then please call 101, or call crime stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

Courier Fraud

Please be aware a recent incident of ‘Courier Fraud’ or ‘Police impersonator scam’  that has been reported in a neighbouring policing area.

This is a scam which involves fraudsters phoning individuals pretending to be a police officer. Often, the caller claims a criminal has been arrested with a substantial sum of money on them and a list of names and addresses, including that of the victim’s on the other end of the phone. Other cases involve claims of fraud on the victim’s bank account.

Scammers usually then suggest the victim calls their bank or the police to confirm their details. Although the victim hangs up the phone, the caller stays on the line to prevent the call from being terminated. As a result, the victim then starts talking to the fraudster again, thinking they have called their bank or the police.

During the conversation, the offender usually says that they will need to examine the victim’s bank card, and take their PIN number in case it has been compromised, and that a courier will come to collect the card.

A smartly dressed individual then arrives at the victim’s home, the card is taken and the PIN number used to withdraw cash.

To prevent this from happening, our advice would be to:

·        hang up if you ever have any doubts about someone phoning you – ensure the line has been terminated and ring back on an official number

·        never give out your PIN number – banks will never ask for it over the phone

·        never give bank cards to anyone at your door even if they say they’re from the bank

·        Further information can be found at:
www.getsafeonline.org
www.actionfraud.police.uk  Tel: 0300 123 2040

If you have information relating to this type of crime, please call 101 or report online via our website www.cambs.police.uk

PCSO’s Update

Date Occurred: 14/02/2018 between 10:00 -12:50 Location: Denny End Road, Waterbeach. Description: Unknown offender/s have broken into a shed and used a spade to break the rear kitchen window and gained entry to the property. A quantity of jewellery has been taken.

Date Occurred: 14/02/2018 at 22:50 Location: Crabree Road, Northstowe, Longstanton Description: Unknown offender/s have forced entry into a property via the rear kitchen window. Jewellery and other unnamed items have been identified as missing.

Date occurred: 14/02/2018 at 20:20 Location: Watsons Yard, High Street, Cottenham Description: Unknown offender/s have gained entry into two business building by smashing the rear wooden doors. 4 vehicle batteries discovered as missing from one of the business units.

Date Occurred: Between 15/02/2018 at 18:00 and 16/02/2018 at 07:30  Location: Green End, Landbeach

Description: Unknown offender/s have broken into a shed and taken two pedal cycles and fishing equipment. Gents mountain bicycles – bright yellow.

 

Date Occurred: Between 15/02/2018 at 17:00 and 16/02/2018 at 07:30  Location: Magdalene Close, Longstanton

Description: Unknown offender/s have forced entry into two garages, nothing is believed to have been taken. 

If you have any information which may assist with the investigation into these crimes then please call 101, reply to this message or call crime stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.