Hemingford Abbots – Police received a report that a man had been bitten by a dog after it entered his garden, picked up a child’s football, then ran back to its owner in a nearby field in Hemingford Abbots on Tuesday evening, 21st November. The bite happened when the victim went into the field to talk to the dog’s owner. An amicable resolution has now been reached, with a police officer and the county Dog Warden speaking to the owner. (Ref CF0675541117)
Pound Road, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of an off-road motorbike being ridden in an unsafe manner up and down Pound Road, Hemingford Grey, on Wednesday afternoon, 22nd November. Although the driver had a helmet, the passenger reportedly did not, and the motorbike was described as in very poor condition. A general alert was issued to officers in the area to be on the lookout for the bike. (Ref CC-22112017-0232)
A1123 Huntingdon Road, Wyton – Police received several calls reporting a tree down, partially blocking the A1123 Huntingdon Road at Wyton on Wednesday evening, 22nd November. A police four-by-four vehicle attended and officers managed to use a tow-rope to pull the tree onto the verge, to await proper disposal later. (Ref CC-22112017-0475)
Dunnock Way, St Ives – Someone smashed a downstairs window at a house on Dunnock Way, St Ives, shortly after midnight on Friday morning, 24th November, apparently by throwing a hammer through it. No-one has reported seeing the culprit, although there are reports of noises heard further down the street at around the time that the incident happened. Crime-scene officers later examined the hammer for forensic evidence. (Ref CF0680191117)
Moats Way, Hemingford Abbots – Suspected hare-coursers damaged newly-planted crops in fields off Moats Way, Hemingford Abbots, at some time between Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th November, by driving across the land in an off-road vehicle. The offenders got onto the fields through a metal gate from the road. (Ref CF0680961117)
St Ives Road, Houghton – Police received a report of rowdy behaviour by a group of teenagers around a sports field at St Ives Road, Houghton, on Friday evening, 24th November. When a police patrol arrived it was found to be a teenager’s party that had become a bit unruly, but it was winding down as parents were arriving to collect their children and take them home. (Ref CC-24112017-0534)
Hilton – Police received a report of suspected ‘lamping’, or night-time poaching, underway on farm-land between Hilton and Elsworth, on Friday night, 24th November. However, when a police patrol arrived and searched the area, all was quiet and no trace of any unauthorised persons was found. (Ref CC-24112017-0576)
Lost and Found
Found – Pound Road, Hemingford Grey – Saturday Morning, 25th November – an abandoned bicycle, ‘Depravity XL’, silver with white writing and dual suspension. (Ref CC-25112017-0174)
And Finally ….. A Reminder About Thieves and Pick-Pockets
Police received several reports of pick-pockets operating in St Ives last week.
Thieves like to target the elderly and vulnerable, often women who keep their purses in handbags or shoulder bags whilst they are out shopping. But anyone may become a victim, especially at this time of year, during the run-up to Christmas when shops, pubs and public places are busy and crowded with people.
Police have issued the following advice about how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim:
- use a bag that can be closed properly so that it’s difficult for someone to open it and reach in
- wear bags across your body rather than over your shoulder
- avoid tucking your bag under your chair or table where someone can easily grab it
- consider using a lanyard which attaches your phone or purse/wallet to your bag or clothes – or even use something that makes a noise, such as budgie-bells
- keep your purse or wallet at the bottom of your bag
- avoid putting valuables such as phones, wallets or purses in your back pocket
- NEVER write down your bank-card PIN number, and NEVER EVER keep a written record of it in your purse or wallet
- Register your property with Immobilise, the UK National Property Register so that if your belongings are lost or stolen, there’s a better chance of them being returned to you – visit their website at: https://www.immobilise.com.
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:
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’.