Houghton Grange, Houghton Hill – Late in the evening of Tuesday 10th May, police received a report that two unknown persons had been seen in the act of digging a trench in the grounds of the disused research station and removing copper cabling. The persons were described as male, wearing light-coloured hooded tops, one with dark trousers and the other in loose jeans. Police with a tracker dog were dispatched to the location and an abandoned shovel was found but no unauthorised persons, although the dog was able to follow a trail for a time. Investigations are continuing.
Fenstanton Road, Hilton – In the afternoon of Friday 13th May, police received a report of suspicious circumstances in which a teenage boy who had just got off the school bus was approached by a male in a white car, possibly a sports car, who asked if he needed a lift. When the boy refused, the car reportedly sped off in the Fenstanton direction.
You may also like to be aware of incidents reported in the St Ives area during the same period:
Ramsey Road Skate Park – Around 12:30 in the afternoon of Monday 9th May, unknown persons stole a bag containing mobile phones, keys and other items of personal property that the victim had put down on the ground for a short period of time. When the owner looked for the bag it was found to be missing and assumed stolen.
London Road – Sometime overnight between 8:00 pm on Tuesday 10th and 6:00 am on Wednesday 11th May, unknown persons caused damage to several boats which were moored up in Endersby Wharf. Boats were dragged out of the Marina and the engines and other components of some of them were removed and stolen.
Beech Drive – Between midnight and 07:30 am on Thursday 12th May, unknown persons smashed the windscreen of a car left parked on a resident’s driveway here.
Norris Road – Sometime between 9:00 am and mid-day on Thursday 12th May, unknown persons damaged a double-glazed window at the rear of a ground-floor flat by throwing an unknown object at it. The outer pane of the double-glazed unit was broken as a result.
Little Farthing Close – Sometime between 4:00 pm on Thursday 12th and 8:00 am on Friday 13th May, a silver VW Passat with taxi plates was stolen by unknown persons from where it had been left parked outside its owner’s house.
Tamar Close – Between mid-day and 3:00 pm on Saturday 14th May, unknown persons smashed the front passenger window of a black Renault Cleo that had been left parked on the road near its owner’s house in this residential cul-de-sac.
Edison Road – Late in the evening of Sunday 15th May, police stopped and searched a male in his car on the industrial estate here and arrested him on charges of the possession of drugs.
Crown Walk – Between 7:00 pm on Friday 13th and 8:00 am on Sunday 15th May, unknown persons entered the back garden of a house and stole a black men’s Cube Hybrid mountain bike which had been left by its owner secured with a D-Lock to a drainpipe. The lock was also stolen.
Oak Tree Drive – Sometime on the night of Monday 16th / Tuesday 17th May, unknown persons broke into a grey Audi A6 car which had been left parked and secured on its owner’s driveway. To gain entry, the offenders damaged both the driver’s and the passenger’s doors, and once inside stole several items of personal property.
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’.