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Weekly Policing Update for the St Ives District

Alert message sent 12/08/2016 12:01:00

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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members -

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 5th to 11th August:

Station Road - Sometime between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Thursday 4th August, the front wheel of a ladies' bicycle was removed and stolen whilst the bike was chained up in a bicycle rack outside a supermarket on Station Road. The wheel is a quick-release type and so could easily be removed by whoever the person was who stole it.

The Quadrant - Sometime between 11:30 pm on Thursday 4th and 2:30 pm on Friday 5th August, an unknown person stole a silver VW Golf car from where it had been left locked and secure outside its owner's house on The Quadrant.

Ramsey Road - At around 11:45 pm on Friday 5th August an altercation on the street between a man and a women escalated when a group of passers-by became involved, resulting in one woman in her 20s being punched on her hand and a man of similar age being hit in the face. A suspect has since been arrested on a charges of assault.

Mooring Behind The Broadway - At some time between 7:20 pm and 8:50 pm on Saturday 6th August, a boat that had been left moored up on the river behind The Broadway was broken into. The offenders cut through a canvas cover to gain entry, and disturbed items in the boat's cabin, including throwing some bananas overboard. Police have made enquiries locally, but would also like to talk to some people who were seen swimming in the river at the time.

Granta Close - At around 8:00 pm on Saturday 6th August, there was a violent incident at a house on Granta Close in which a window was smashed and a man and a woman were assaulted by a male after an argument escalated. Police made house-to-house enquiries locally and a suspect has now been arrested.

Waveney Road - Sometime overnight on Saturday 6th / Sunday 7th August, a red Ford Fiesta car, left parked on the road outside its owner's house, was damaged by some unknown persons who poured black paint over the car's roof and windscreen.

East Street - Sometime between about midnight and 2:30 am on Sunday 7th August, unknown persons stole a bicycle which had been left insecure at a lamp-post on East Street. The bike is a man's Giant GS300 off-road model.

East Street - Also at around 2:30 am in East Street on Sunday 7th August, a 20-year-old man walking home after a night out was assaulted by an unknown male who called out to him and then hit him in the mouth with an object that might have been a bottle. The victim suffered cuts to his lip and cheek that later needed three stitches. After chasing the victim down the road, the offender met with a second male and both men then ran off together.

Brigham Crescent - Sometime between approximately midday on Saturday 6th and midday on Sunday 7th August, unknown persons damaged a garden fence on Brigham Crescent by tearing down a panel and throwing it into the road. No other offences appear to have been committed.

Hill Rise - Sometime overnight on Monday 8th / Tuesday 9th August, two stone garden ornaments in the shape of lion's heads were stolen from outside the back door of a house on Hill Rise. The ornaments are described as very heavy, and the unknown persons who stole them left behind the stone plinths on which they were standing.

Market Road - At around 5:45 pm on Tuesday 9th August, a mobile phone left for a moment by its owner on a shelf in a betting shop, was stolen by unknown persons. The make and model of the phone are not known at the moment.

Hill Rise - At around 7:35 pm on Tuesday 9th August, there was an incident on a bus travelling from Peterborough to St Ives in which a passenger, believed to be drunk, became abusive towards other travellers. When one passenger asked him to calm down, the offender threw a punch. The bus stopped on Hill Rise whilst the police were called and details of a suspect were taken.

Gorse Way - Sometime overnight on Thursday 11th / Friday 12th August, the catalytic converter attached to a Honda Accord which had been left parked and secure on its owner's driveway, was cut off and stolen by unknown persons. The offenders left a wooden block under the front wheels of the car.

Lost and Found

Found - Wheatfields - Saturday 6th August, 09:00 am - a black Labrador dog, male, with a blue collar. The dog followed a lady to her home on Wheatfields from where she contacted the police and was advised to phone Wood Green Animal Rescue and her local vet to have the dog checked for its microchip.

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'.

Best wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives
Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)

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