PCSO’s Update

Weir Road, Hemingford Grey – Sometime between 9:30 pm on Saturday 28th and 3:00 pm on Tuesday 31st May, unknown persons forced entry to a detached bungalow on a corner location in Weir Road. The offenders attempted to gain entry via a side door but when that failed they levered the lock off the front door and entered by that route. Inside, they searched through all of the rooms although it is not known at the moment what items may have been stolen.

High Street, Hilton – At 8:00 pm on Tuesday 31st May, a police patrol was dispatched to a house on High Street, Hilton, following a report of two male intruders seen on the property approaching a gate to the back garden and who had run off when spotted. They were described as white, in their mid-twenties, and one was wearing a woolly hat. Police searched the area but no-one could be located.

St Margaret’s Road, Wyton – Overnight on Tuesday 31st May / Wednesday 1st June, unknown persons stole a lady’s purse and a mobile phone from a grey Toyota Aygo which had been left parked on the driveway outside its owner’s house. There were no signs of forced entry or damage to the car, which may have unlocked itself due to its key-less entry system.

A14 Galley Hill Junction – Just after 2:00 pm on Wednesday 1st June, police were called to a road traffic incident in which a single car had left the road at this junction, knocking over a lamp-post and partially blocking one lane of the carriageway. The driver was not injured, but the car needed recovery services to get it off the road, which was declared clear by 4:00 pm.

You may also like to be aware of incidents reported in the St Ives area during the same period:

The Broadway – Police received a report that on Sunday 29th May between 7:45 pm and 8:45 pm, unknown persons caused criminal damage to a car left parked on the street here. The offender smashed off the passenger-side wing mirror of a silver Honda Jazz.

The Broadway – Sometime between 9:30 pm on Sunday 29th and 9:30 am on Tuesday 31st May, unknown persons stole a men’s ‘Scott Scale 60’ mountain bicycle which had been left by its owner secured with a cable-lock to a drainpipe outside a night-club. When the owner returned for the bike he found that it was no longer there, although the cable-lock was still attached to the drainpipe.

Station Road – Overnight on Tuesday 31st May / Wednesday 1st June, there was a break-in at an antiques shop on Station Road, The offenders appear to have entered through a skylight, stolen items of jewellery from display cases and then left through a rear door. Police have now arrested a suspect.

Westwood Road – At about 10:30 pm on Wednesday 1st June, unknown persons broke into a kitchen and a storage shed at the Football Club on Westwood Road. Nothing was stolen from the kitchen building, although damage was caused to the wooden cover over the window, but it is not yet known if anything was stolen from the storage shed.

Granta Close – Between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Wednesday evening 1st June, there was an incident of criminal damage involving a car being used to move another car which was in its way. Police have arrested a suspect.

Green Leys – Sometime between the beginning of May and Friday 3rd June, unknown persons damaged the handles of several garages in a row of lock-ups at Green Leys. It does not appear that entry was made to any of the garages, however police have issued a separate warning to be aware that lock-up garages in this area seem to be being targeted at the moment.

Meadow Lane – Around 11:00 pm on Saturday 4th June, police received reports of dangerous and noisy driving by several cars on the Park and Ride Car Park. However, when a police patrol arrived, all was quiet.

Stour Close – Police received a report that the front door of a property on Stour Close had been damaged overnight on Sunday 5th June, apparently by being kicked open. However, no further details are available at the moment.

Shakespeare Road – Police were called to a road traffic incident on Shakespeare Road just after midnight in the early hours of Sunday 5th June. A car had left the road and hit a telegraph pole, but there was no sign of the driver, who police thought might have suffered head injuries. Police arranged for recovery services to salvage the car, and BT were called to deal with the damaged telegraph pole. The driver is not being sought for any offence.

Stirling Road – Sometime between 8:15 pm on Sunday 5th and 6:00 am on Monday 6th June, unknown persons caused criminal damage to a Ford transit van which had been left parked here overnight. The unknown offenders smashed the passenger’s side front window and wing mirror, although the van was not entered and nothing was stolen.

St Audrey Lane – At 8:15 am on Monday 6th June, police were called to a road traffic incident involving two cars here. No one was injured but one lane of the road was blocked for a short time.

London Road – Overnight on Monday 6th / Tuesday 7th June, unknown persons damaged a black Toyota Celica which had been left parked outside its owner’s house here. The offenders used a sharp object to scratch along the paintwork from the rear wing and across the driver’s door.

… and finally…

Two incidents of lost property have been reported this week:

  • A gentleman’s black wallet was reported lost somewhere near The Dolphin Hotel on Tuesday 31st May. The wallet contained cash, bank cards and a driving licence.
  • A gentleman’s grey ‘Nixon’-brand wallet was reported lost in St Ives on Monday 6th June. The wallet contained bank and identity cards and a driving licence.

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’.

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