Good Afternoon, Hemingfords District Members –
Due to a short Autumn break, it has been two weeks since our last summary of offences and incidents affecting your community. Catching up, here are the details of incidents reported to the police during the period 18th to 30thh October:
St Ives Road, Hemingford Grey / Hemingford Road, St Ives – Police received reports of a young woman speaking with a northern English accent cold-calling at houses in the St Ives Road area of Hemingford Grey at around midday on Friday 20th October. When residents told her that they did not deal with cold-callers, the woman allegedly became verbally abusive, and in one incident kicked out at a car as she walked back down the drive, although no damage was caused. Officers searched the area, located the woman, spoke to her and checked her identity and credentials. (Ref CC-20102017-0207)
Banks End, Wyton – A maroon Mercedes van, left locked and secure in a gated residential parking area at Banks End, Wyton, has been stolen at some time since it was left there in September. It is not known when precisely the van was stolen or how the thieves managed to get it through the barrier guarding the parking area. (Ref CF0600141017)
Pound Road, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of cold-callers in a green Vauxhall car knocking on doors on Pound Road, Hemingford Grey, on Monday afternoon, 30th October. The report mentioned that they were selling calendars on behalf of a cancer charity. A police patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area, finally locating the car in St Ives. Officers checked the identities of the occupants but no offences were revealed, although one of the individuals was arrested on an unrelated matter. However, the details of the people concerned were passed on to the District Council’s Trading Standards department and officers will arrange for welfare visits to residents affected by the incident. (Ref CC-30102017-0317 and CC-30102017-0504)
… And Finally… Halloween!
Halloween is traditionally a night of fun. Whether you plan to go out trick-or-treating, have friends over for a party or choose not to celebrate it, the message from the police is: enjoy yourself and stay safe.
The new Cambridgeshire Police web-site has advice on how to make sure you and your family stay safe and have a good time, including a down-loadable poster for you to display if you prefer not to be visited by trick-or-treaters.
Many families adopt the informal rule – if a house has no Halloween items displayed, they probably do not want to be visited.
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'.
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station