Royal Oak Lane, Hemingford Abbots – A storage shed on a plot of land awaiting development on Royal Oak Lane, Hemingford Abbots, was broken into at some time between Friday 1st and Tuesday 12th September. The culprits broke a padlock on the shed door to gain entry, but the shed is currently empty and nothing was stolen. (Ref CF0523190917)
Mere Way, Houghton – A burgundy-coloured ‘Ivor Williams’ horse trailer was stolen from a field off Mere Way, Houghton, overnight on Tuesday 12th / Wednesday 13th September. The thieves cut away a padlock from the gate into the field to get access to the trailer, which had a wheel clamp and an extra hitch lock as security measures. Happily, the trailer was later recovered from a site near Chatteris and will be returned to its owner. (Ref CF0524640917)
A1123 Hartford – Police received a report of a fallen tree blocking the A1123 near Hartford in the early hours of Wednesday 13th September. The tree had also brought telephone lines down. Highways officers and BT engineers were called out, and the road was clear again by 5:00 am. (Ref CC-13092017-0026)
St Ives Road, Hemingford Grey – The resident of a house on St Ives Road, Hemingford Grey, may have disturbed an intruder who had entered the garage at the side of her house on Wednesday afternoon, 13th September. When she investigated noises, the lady found the up-and-over door damaged and the side door open. At the moment it is not known what may have been stolen. (Ref CF0525910917)
Banks End, Wyton – Police are investigating the theft of a white Vauxhall pick-up truck from outside commercial premises at Banks End, Wyton, at some time during the night of Thursday 14th / Friday 15th September. Police hope CCTV footage may show details of the crime. (Ref CF0528860917)
Langley Way, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of a car thought to have been deliberately damaged whilst parked outside its owner’s house on Langley Way, Hemingford Grey, thought to have occurred at some time between Sunday 10th and Thursday 14th September. The glass sun-roof of the white Peugeot appeared to have been hit with an instrument of some kind, causing a chip and a fracture. (Ref CF0530200917)
Pound Road, Hemingford Grey – Police received a call from a motorist on Pound Road, Hemingford Grey, at around 1:00 am on Saturday morning, 16th September, reporting a man lying in the road, apparently not moving. A police patrol was dispatched and located the man, conscious but very heavily intoxicated and unaware of where he was or how he had got there. Police managed to make contact with his family and arranged for him to be returned home to Earith. (Ref CC-16092017-0028)
A14 Hemingfords – Police were called to a collision involving a car and a lorry on the A14 near the Hemingfords, at 3:00 pm on Monday 18th September. It appears that the lorry had clipped the car which then lost control and span into bushes on the edge of the road. The young woman driving the car was reported to be shaken but unhurt, and no closure of the carriageway was necessary. (Ref CC-18092017-0276)
A14 Galley Hill –Police were called to another collision on the A14 on Monday 18th September, this time at 9:45 pm near the Galley Hill junction, involving two cars, a black Mercedes and a white Skoda. The Skoda was badly damaged at the front end but fortunately no-one was injured. The Skoda driver undertook to have the damage repaired before driving the car, as it was no longer road-worthy – however, a few hours later, police received a call from a motorist who had seen a badly damaged Skoda travelling on the A14 towards Huntingdon. A police patrol was dispatched and officers located the car at a Godmanchester petrol station. The driver was taken to the railway station to complete his journey, leaving the car behind to be recovered later. (Refs CC-18092017-0480 and CC-19092017-0038)
Houghton Hill, Houghton – Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at a building site on Houghton Hill, that took place at some time over the weekend between Friday evening, 15th, and Monday morning, 18th September. The thieves managed to cut a hole in the side wall of a portacabin on the site, then stole a quantity of power tools from inside. Investigations, including examination of CCTV footage, are on-going. (Ref CF0534560917)
Daintree Way, Hemingford Grey – Very tragically, the body of a man in his early 20s who appeared to have taken his own life, was discovered near a play area off Daintry Way, Hemingford Grey, at 9:30 am on Tuesday 19th September. Police were able to trace and notify the next of kin but no further details can be given at the moment. (Ref CC-19092017-0124)
A14 Westbound – Police received several calls reporting a collision between a car and a lorry, with both vehicles stopped on the central reservation of the westbound A14 near the Hemingfords, at around 9:30 am on Tuesday 19th September. However, after exchanging details both drivers were able to continue on their way and no police involvement was required. (Ref CC-19092017-0125)
A14 Eastbound, Near Gore Tree Road – There was another collision on the Hemingfords stretch of the A14 on Tuesday 19th September, this time on the eastbound carriageway near to the Gore Tree Road turn-off at around 4:45 pm. A black BMW was in collision with a lorry after being hit by a third vehicle, and ended up in a ditch at the roadside. The lorry and the other car were able to carry on with their journeys, but with the occupants of the BMW safe, police deferred recovering the car from the ditch until later in the evening when traffic volumes would be reduced, as closure of one lane of the carriageway would be needed. (Ref CC-19092017-0354)
CF0537560917 18/09/2017 17:00 – 19/09/2017 14:00 The Sycamores, Milton. Theft from a motor vehicle, tools taken.
CF0537680917 18/09 /2017 12:00 – 19/09/2017 11:00 Barons Way, Papworth Everard. Attempt to gain access to a motor vehicle.
THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
Between Monday 18th at 22:00 and Tuesday 19th at 08:30 a van was broken into in Park Side. Once entry had been gained some tools were stolen from within the van.
Should you have any information with regards to the incidents above please call 101, extension 8624. To provide information about crime anonymously to the police, please call Crimestoppers, an independent charity, on 0800 555 111.
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