Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 15th to 21st December:
Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police received a report from a Community Speedwatch Team operating on Ugg Mere Court Road on Thursday afternoon, 14th December, who had logged a black Toyota travelling at 70 mph in the 40 mph zone. Details of the car were passed to the police to be followed up. (Ref CC-19122017-0458)
Puddock Road, Ramsey – Police received a report of men and dogs in four off-road vehicles believed to be hare-coursing on land off Puddock Road just before 1:00 pm on Friday 15th December. The vehicles were seen heading off towards Ramsey Hollow and the Forty Foot drain, where one car was stopped by officers and the occupants spoken to, denying being involved in coursing. A police patrol searched the roads towards Ramsey, but no sign of the other vehicles was found. (Ref CC-15122017-0194)
The incident may be connected to a call that police received from a business on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey at 2:00 pm, reporting an agitated man with an Irish accent entering the office and demanding tools to repair a blown tyre. When he was challenged he became verbally abusive, left the building and drove off towards the town centre. (Ref CF0724941217)
Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police received a report of a car leaving the road and entering the water on the Forty Foot Bank at 4:00 am on the morning of Saturday 16th December. One man had been seen getting out of the water and walking off down the road towards Ramsey Forty Foot. Fire and ambulance services were alerted, and police patrols were dispatched. Officers located the man who had got out of the water, fortunately uninjured although suffering from the cold. The second occupant of the car was also said to have swum to the bank, but although police vehicles including a helicopter searched the area, he could not be located although there was a report of a man seen trying to hitch a lift further along the Bank. When police were satisfied that no-one was trapped in the car, the incident was handed over to the Environment Agency. (Ref CC-16122017-0079)
Station Road, Ramsey – Thieves broke into a white Fiat van that had been left in a car-park on Station Road overnight on Sunday 17th / Monday 18th December. The offenders damaged the locks on the front and back passenger doors and the rear doors breaking in, then stole a quantity of tools from inside. (Ref CF0735231217)
Newtown Road, Ramsey – Police received a report of four or five cars racing around the Newtown Road area, two of them side by side, posing a danger to other road users, late on Monday evening, 18th December. However, although a patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area, no trace could be found. (Ref CC-18122017-0515)
Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside – Police are investigating a theft that happened at a farm shop on Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, at around 6:15 pm on Tuesday 19th December. A white van drew up at the shop and two men started loading items into the back, asked for more goods and then drove off without paying for anything when challenged. Police are looking at CCTV footage of the incident. (Ref CF0732961217)
Milton Close, Ramsey – Thieves broke into a white Ford van that had been left on the driveway of its owner’s house on Milton Close, Ramsey, at some time during the night of Wednesday 20th / Thursday 21st December. The van had been locked but the thieves managed to get inside without causing any damage and stole four electric drills, leaving other tools behind. (Ref CF0736721217)
Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police were called to an incident on the Forty Foot Bank at 5:00 pm on Thursday 21st December in which a car had gone out of control and ended up on its roof in a field. The driver had escaped but was reported to have sustained slight injuries and was treated by a doctor at the scene. Recovery services were called to pull the car out of the field and tow it away. (Ref CC-21122017-0357)
And Finally ….. Happy Christmas!
This is our last Ecops message before Christmas. All the staff at St Ives Police Station send their best wishes and hope that everyone has a really great time. Enjoy the festivities and stay safe!
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 any of these methods:
- the '101' non-emergency telephone number;
- the on-line web-chat tool on the new Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site - click on the green icon;
- 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