PCSO’s Update

Date Occurred: 25/05/2017 12:00 – 25/05/2017 16:20
Location: Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey
Description: Unknown offenders have stolen a bicycle from school bike racks.

Date Occurred: 29/05/2017 00:01 – 29/05/2017 12:00
Location: High Street, Histon
Description: An unknown offender has smashed the passenger side window to a blue ford fiesta and removed a bag from within.

Date Occurred: 28/05/2017 00:00 – 28/05/2017 13:00
Location: Chieftain Way, Orchard Park
Description: An unknown offender has gained access to an insecure green Mazda 3 and removed a wallet from within.

Date Occurred: 30/05/2017 01:00 – 30/05/2017 04:30
Location: Highfield Road, Impington
Description: An unknown offender has smashed through a patio glass door and entered the property via the living room. Once inside a tidy search has been completed and a mobile phone stolen from the hallway. Exit appears to be through the smashed patio doors and out into the rear garden, which is open access to the main road.

Date Occurred: 29/05/2017 18:00 – 30/05/2017 07:00
Location: High Street, Milton
Description: An unknown offender has smashed the passenger side window to a Volkswagon Polo and removed a rucksack from within.

A14 Eastbound, Hemingford Abbots – Police were called to a collision involving two cars and a van on the eastbound A14 near Junction 25 at Hemingford Abbots, mid-morning on Tuesday 23rd May. By 11:15 the A14 was reported to be “grid-locked”, however by 12:45 pm the incident was resolved and traffic was flowing again. No-one was reported to have been injured, fortunately.

Houghton Mill Camp Site, Houghton – Thieves broke into a storage shed at the Houghton Mill Camp Site on Mill Lane, Houghton, at some time overnight on Tuesday 23rd / Wednesday 24th May and stole a large number of petrol and electric tools from inside including a mower, a strimmer, a welder and other items. They entered the shed by forcing a lock and damaging a door panel, and it is likely that they used a vehicle in the theft as tyre tracks were found in the grass the next morning. A fence and hedge were also damaged.

Hemingford Road, St Ives – Several cars left parked outside houses on Hemingford Road were damaged overnight on Wednesday 24th / Thursday 25th May:

In one incident, a car’s rear windscreen wiper was snapped off and deep scratches were scored into the paintwork across the left-hand side of the boot. The owner undertook to check with neighbours to see if anyone noticed anything suspicious or if private CCTV may have caught the crime being committed.

Possibly as many as six other cars parked outside houses at the St Ives end of the road were also reported to have been damaged by being scraped with sharp objects. Individual reports have been received from two owners but other cars are also known to have been similarly damaged.

A14 Galley Hill – Police were notified of a collision involving four cars on the A14 near Galley Hill at about 7:15 am on Thursday 25th May. Fortunately there were no injuries or serious damage to any of the cars and the drivers were able to move their vehicles off the road and into a layby.

Banks End, Wyton – Police were called to two collisions at Banks End, Wyton, on Thursday evening, 25th May:

  • The first incident involved two cars – no injuries were reported and there was no requirement for recovery services to be called out;
  • The second incident involved a taxi and a motor-cycle but was also ‘damage-only’, with no injuries reported.

High Street, Hemingford Grey – A white Ford Transit van that had been left parked, locked, outside its owner’s house on High Street, Hemingford Grey, was broken into at some time between 8:00 pm on Thursday 25th and 8:00 am on Friday 26th May. The thief managed to open the rear doors without causing any damage, and then stole several power tools from inside.

Houghton Hill, Houghton – Police were called to a collision involving a van and a motor-cycle on Houghton Hill at 7:00 am on Friday morning, 26th May. The rider sustained some injuries and an ambulance was called to take him to hospital. The scene was clear again by 8:00 am.

A14 Eastbound, Junction 26, Galley Hill – Police received several reports of a large vehicle on its side in a ditch by the A14 at Galley Hill at 8:30 am on Friday morning, 26th May. Initial reports stated the vehicle was a car-transporter and the Fire Brigade was called, but later reports confirmed that it was a van. When police arrived the driver was arranging recovery and Highways Authority offers were managing the situation.

Pound Road, Hemingford Grey – Police seized and towed away a car found to have no valid insurance, from an address on Pound Road in the early hours of Sunday 28th May.

High Street, Hemingford Grey – Another car was damaged in Hemingford Grey, this time on the High Street at some time between midday and 9:00 pm on Monday 29th May. The car was parked on the road outside its owner’s house when it was vandalised by an unknown person who knocked off a wing mirror and scratched the paintwork along the rear passenger door.

Suspicious Incidents Reported This Week:
Sadlers Way – A resident noticed crossed twigs on the pavement outside her house and called the incident in to the police on Thursday afternoon, 25th May, as advised to do by Cambridgeshire officers who are investigating possible connections between such markings and subsequent burglaries.

Histon Panel Meeting

The next Histon Panel meeting will be held in Longstanton on the 13th of June 2017 at The Village Institute, 24 High Street, Longstanton, CB24 3BS. Start time till be 19:30hrs.

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.