2 Theft of a pedal cycle
Occurred:16/05/2016 19:00 – 16/05/2016 19:45 on Grammar School Walk
On entering a store the victim left his bike outside, a CARRERA, HYBRID GENTS CYCLE, LIMITED EDITION 2014, WHITE FRAME. GREY SEAT. 21 GEARS. WRITING IN BLACK AND WHITE . While inside an unknown offender has ridden away on the bike.
The offender was male, wearing a GREY HOODY WITH HOOD UP AND FLUORESCENT YELLOW GILLET.
Occurred:19/05/2016 09:00 – 19/05/2016 15:35 on Brampton Road, Hinchingbrooke
Victim as left the bike unlocked outside school grounds, on returning to the bike unknown offender/s have taken the bike. The bike is a CARRERA, TANNERI, Black with grey writing on the frame. ‘Carrera’ logo on the frame in white.
Other information: Road bike with road tyres. Damage to the right pedal. Scratch on right brake. Inserts at the end of curled handle bars missing. Some of the wrapping around the right hand bar has torn.
2 Criminal Damage
Occurred:20/05/2016 23:30 – 21/05/2016 00:00 at Homebase, Stukeley Road, Huntingdon Unknown offender/ during the hours of darkness have gained entry into the garden centre grounds. In doing so the mesh has been cut. The offenders were disturbed by onsite staff.
Occurred:22/05/2016 02:30 – 22/05/2016 08:30 on Trinity Place, Huntingdon
Both large front windows of the building have been punctured by sharp object during night.
Occurred:19/05/2016 17:00 – 23/05/2016 13:00 at Woodpecker Lodge, Hinchingbrooke Park Road, Huntingdon
Unknown offenders have gained access to the building by unknown means and taken 2 laptops.
Make:DELL LATITUDE, Model:E5450, Serial:397LD72.
Make:DELL LATITUDE, Model:B630, Serial:GRD5D3J.
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting Hemingfords community, reported to police during the period 17th to 23rd May:
St Ives Road – On Tuesday 17th May, sometime between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, unknown persons entered the back garden of a detached house here and stole two lawn-mowers from a shed and a garage. An intruder was seen in the back garden of the house at about 3:00 pm in the afternoon, who ran off when challenged.
A14 – At 1:00 pm on Friday 20th May, there was a violent incident between two males who had pulled over on the A14 near Hemingford after a clash of wing-mirrors on the main road. The victim was punched by the suspect when the argument became violent. Inquiries are on-going to clarify the full details of the incident.
The Thicket Path – At 9:00 pm on Friday evening, 20th May, police received a report of a gunshot heard in the woodland around the Thicket path between St Ives and Houghton, and two suspects had been seen running from the area. Police conducted a search of the path and surrounding areas, but nothing out of the ordinary was found.
Daintree Way – At 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, 22nd May, police received a report from a resident here of antisocial behaviour by a group of teenagers in the park acting in an intimidating manner. Police arranged to visit and discuss the problem with the resident.
Wyton – In the afternoon of Sunday 22nd May, police launched a missing-persons search for 84 year old John Hadley, who had not returned from walking his dog on Hemingford Meadows earlier in the day. The dog and items of clothing had been found by walkers and there was serious concern for the wellbeing of the missing gentleman. Very tragically, a body was found later in the evening and although formal identification had not at that time taken place, it was believed to be that of the missing person. The circumstances of the death are considered non-suspicious, and police thank everyone who assisted in the search throughout the afternoon and evening.
You may also like to be aware of incidents reported in St Ives during the same period:
Burstellars – Sometime between 5:30 pm on Tuesday 17th and 11:15 am on Wednesday 18th May, unknown persons entered the bedroom of a resident in a multi-occupancy block and stole a quantity of money that had been left out by the victim. At the moment it is not clear how the offenders gained entry to the building or the room.
Waveney Road – Overnight on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th May, unknown persons threw a quantity of eggs at a house at this location, which the owner discovered on the Friday morning. The broken eggs covered walls and windows, but no serious damage was caused.
Harrison Way – At 12:15 pm on Friday 20th May, police were called to a traffic incident in which a blue van with a car on a trailer, stationary on the road at a dangerous bend, was causing a hazard. There was no sign of the driver and police had to arrange for recovery services to tow the van and trailer away. Three hours after the vehicles had been removed, the van driver got in touch with police enquiring about his vehicles and was directed to contact the recovery company.
The Broadway – At 8:30 pm on Friday 20th May there was a violent altercation between a group of males in a fast-food shop here in which a bystander was assaulted as he tried to protect his wife. The victim was punched and elbowed to the face as he manoeuvred to shield his wife from the fighting.
Reynolds Close – Sometime between 7:00 pm on Thursday 19th and 10:00 am on Saturday 21st May, the ‘Ford’ badge on a silver Ford Fiesta was forced off and stolen from the vehicle which had been left by its owner parked in a communal car-park. No other damage appears to have been caused to the vehicle.
The Mallards – Between 5:00 pm on Saturday 21st and 8:00 am on Sunday 22nd May, criminal damage was caused to a resident’s blue Jaguar car which had been left parked on the road outside his house. The unknown offender used a metal object to scratch across the bonnet and down the driver’s side of the car.
Waveney Road – In the early hours of Sunday morning, 22nd May, eggs were thrown at the windows and walls of a house here, in a repeat of the same offence that occurred at this address on Thursday night.
Harvest Court – At 10:30 am on Sunday 22nd May, police were alerted by the Fire Brigade to a fire at a sheltered housing address to which the Brigade had been called by an elderly resident. The fire was found to be window curtains which had caught light due to the sun’s rays having been focussed by a glass ornament on the windowsill and was safely put out by Fire officers. Police have issued a message on Social Media to warn people about this risk.
Westwood Road – On Monday 23rd May, sometime between midday and 3:00 pm, unknown persons attempted to steal a black and yellow ‘Carerra’ Tour de France bicycle which had been left secured to a bike rack outside the Leisure Centre. The offenders tried unsuccessfully to saw through the locking cable, and then proceeded to steal the rear tyre.
Ribble Close – Sometime in the early hours of Monday 23rd May, between about 2:15 am and 7:00 am, unknown persons damaged a white VW Golf which had been left parked and secured on the road outside its owner’s house. The offenders very carefully removed and stole the impact-protector panels from each of the four doors of the car, possibly using specialist tools.
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