PCSO’s Update

A14 Lorry Thefts – Several lorries have been broken into whilst parked up for the night in lay-bys on the A14 this week:
14 Westbound, Saturday 17th / Sunday 18th June – A lorry parked near Junction 25 of the westbound A14 was broken into overnight by thieves who stole several boxes of aluminium from the trailer.

  • Gore Tree Road Lay-by, Monday 19th / Tuesday 20th June: – The trailer-curtain of a lorry parked near Gore Tree Road was slashed open and boxes inside were then opened and items stolen, at some time during the night.
  • A14 Eastbound, Tuesday morning, 20th June – A lorry parked near Junction 23 was broken into at around 2:00 am early on Tuesday morning, 20th June. The driver was awoken by noises and when he investigated found thieves in the act of stealing items from his trailer, through a hole cut in the side curtain. They immediately drove away in a white car or van.
  • A14 Eastbound, Tuesday morning, 20th June – Another lorry parked near Junction 23 was broken into between 1:00 am and 3:00 am on Tuesday morning by thieves who slashed the curtain on the trailer then cut open cardboard boxes inside.

Banks End, Wyton – An outboard motor and other equipment were stolen from a boat moored up at Banks End, Wyton, at some time between midday on Tuesday 13th and 2:00 pm on Saturday 17th June.

Houghton Lock – Police were called to Houghton Lock at 4:00 pm on Sunday 18th June following reports of children and teenagers jumping from the lock into the river. Officers located a group of young people, explained the dangers to them and moved them away from the area. However, officers were called back to the lock again on Wednesday afternoon, 21st June – teenagers were climbing the lock structure and jumping into the river from the top. Officers again explained the dangers and moved them away.

Dunnock Way, St Ives – A resident of Dunnock Way reported seeing unidentified persons trying the door handles of cars parked in a communal parking area in the early hours of Monday 19th June. One car which had been left with its windows open was seen to be entered and searched, but nothing was stolen.

Limes Park, St Ives – Police are investigating a burglary that took place at a vacant flat on Limes Park, St Ives, overnight on Sunday 18th / Monday 19th June. A window to the flat was left open and two intruders appear to have entered via this route and slept the night inside, eating food found in the kitchen. They left when they were discovered in the morning.

Dunnock Way, St Ives – A car left in the communal parking area on Dunnock Way was broken into in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 20th June by thieves who smashed a passenger window then stole a mobile phone from the glove box and a laptop computer from the boot. A second car is also thought to have been broken into in the same parking area, but this has not been reported.

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:


CF0365800617 Burglary Business (Cambridge Road, Impington) 27/06/2017 18:00 – 28/06/2017 11:30 Unknown offender has entered unlock stable & stolen items from within.

 CF0366350617 DISTRACTION BURGLARY RESIDENTIAL (Acorn Avenue, Bar Hill) 28/06/2017 18:30 – 28/06/2017 18:45 During specified times suspect has approached the victim and offered to complete gardening work at her property. Victim has agreed and given suspect the money prior to work being completed. Suspect has gone to his van to get the tools needed, but victim has gone to write down his number plate. Suspect has seen this and became angry, returning only some of the money and leaving without completing any work.


CF0367050617 OTHER CRIMINAL DAMAGE (Ermine Street North, Papworth Everard) 24/06/2017 10:30 – 26/06/2017 08:00 Crops have been extensively damaged by riding motorcycles through a field of wheat.


CF0367480617 OTHER THEFT(Green End, Landbeach) 25/06/2017 10:30 – 29/06/2017 11:00

Church donation wall safe has had an attempt of access by suspect using screwdriver to prise open at the money slot, failed to open and screwdriver tip found inside.

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’.