PCSO’s Update

Farm Close, Houghton – At some time during the night of Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th October, unknown persons entered a silver Mercedes estate car left parked for the night in a courtyard parking area behind its owner’s house. A car alarm was heard to sound during the night, and in the morning the car’s owner found the doors open and some coins stolen from inside. Police carried out enquiries at houses in the area, but no-one reported having seen anything suspicious.

Houghton Hill – Sometime between 3:00 pm on Wednesday 5th and 8:00 am on Thursday 6th October, two bicycles were stolen from a rack outside a house on Houghton Hill by unknown persons. One bike was a ladies’ blue and white ‘Chris Boardman Sport F1’ with a pannier on the back, and the other was a man’s black ‘Claude Butler’ mountain bike. A third bicycle was also taken but later found abandoned further down Houghton Hill.

Houghton Grange – At 7:00 pm on Wednesday 5th October, police received a report of intruders in the grounds of the derelict Houghton Grange – four young people, males and females, had been seen wandering around inside the grounds and one had been seen to throw stones at an upstairs window. A police patrol was diverted to search the area, but when officers arrived, the intruders had left.

Manor Close, Wyton – Sometime overnight on Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th October, two cars left locked and parked on their owners’ driveway outside a house on Manor Close were both broken into by unknown persons, who then stole small quantities of money from inside both vehicles.

Ware Lane, Wyton – A garage in a block behind houses on Ware Lane was entered sometime overnight on Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th October by unknown persons who then stole a man’s black and silver ‘Trek’ mountain bike and a box of assorted ornaments from inside. The ‘up-and-over’ garage door was not damaged by being forced open.

Banks End, Wyton – Just before 6:00 pm on Saturday 8th October, a black BMW was driven into the car park of the Garden Centre. The driver then started doing wheel-spins on the gravel which caused stones to fly up and smash two windows of a car parked nearby. Police are hoping to be able to identify the registration number of the BMW and trace the driver.

Manor Road, Hemingford Grey – At some time between 2:00 pm on Sunday 9th and 5:15 pm on Monday 10th October, two sheds in the back garden of a house on Manor Road were broken into by unknown persons. The offenders stole two bicycles that were being stored in the sheds: one was a black, white and blue ‘CUBE’ man’s mountain bike, and the second was a man’s white ‘MEKK’ road racing bike. Tools from a toolbox in one of the sheds were also interfered with.

Marsh Lane, Hemingford Grey – At some time between 5:30 pm on Thursday 6th and 10:00 pm on Monday 10th October, unknown persons broke into a house on Marsh Road by forcing open a rear UPVC door and then wrenching open a bolted internal door. Once inside, the offenders seem to have targeted an upstairs bedroom which was ransacked, and jewellery and cash stolen. Investigations into the burglary are ongoing.

Lost and Found:

Lost – (on) Stagecoach bus in Cambridge, 2:30 pm, Wednesday 5th October – a silver i-Phone 5 S in a blue cover with the word ‘Smile’ on it, lost by a Hemingfords resident.

Found Houghton Grange, 3:00 pm, Saturday 8th October – a man’s red and black ‘Diamond Back Sorrento’ bicycle, not in very good condirion.


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As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact 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’.

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