Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 27th January to 1st February:
Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights – A Community Speedwatch team operating on Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights, on Thursday 25th January, recorded two cars exceeding the 40 mph speed limit:
- A Ford car travelling southwards at 61 mph (Ref CC-27012018-0299)
- A silver BMW car travelling northwards at 81 mph (Ref CC-27012018-0308)
Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights – Thieves targeted two remote locations on Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, on the night of Sunday 28th / Monday 29th January. Investigations into both crimes are under way:
- In one incident, thieves forced padlocks on the doors and broke into two farm buildings. A number of tools were stolen and a quad bike was interfered with but not taken. The lid on a diesel tank was also tampered with but it is not thought that any fuel was stolen. (Ref CF0054900118)
- In a second incident, thieves climbed over a gate protected by barbed wire to enter a compound, cut the padlocks from a metal storage container and stole a petrol-powered strimmer. (Ref CF0054980118)
Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights – Intruders entered a farm yard and forced a padlock to get into a storage shed in a drove off Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights, at some time overnight on Sunday 28th / Monday 29th January. A towing chain was stolen from inside. (Ref CF0061530218)
Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Intruders forced a padlock and broke into a barn on a construction site on Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot, early on Monday morning 29th January. Power tools that had been left inside were stolen. (Ref CF0054710118)
Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights – Intruders entered farm buildings in a drove off Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights, for the second time in two days on the night of Tuesday 30th / Wednesday 31st January. An open-sided barn was entered and a bale of hay and trailer extension panels were stolen. (Ref CF0061580218)
Palmer Close, Ramsey – A boy’s mountain bike was stolen from the yard beside his house on Palmer Close, Ramsey, overnight on Tuesday 30th / Wednesday 31st January. The bike has 6 gears, straight handle-bars, a grip shift and dual suspension. (Ref CF0059110118)
Hollow Lane, Ramsey – Police received a report of two men with two lurcher-type dogs and an off-road vehicle hare-coursing on fields near Hollow lane, Ramsey, on Wednesday morning, 31st January. However, the vehicle was too far away for a registration number to be noted and although a police patrol searched the area, nothing suspicious could be found. (Ref CC-31012018-0136)
And One Final Item – News of a Ramsey Burglar Sentenced…..
The following item was published on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site on 30th January:
Nine years for Ramsey burglar
A man who committed a series of burglaries across Ramsey has been jailed for nine years.
Rihards Ozols of Rolleston Garth, Peterborough was handed the sentence at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (25 January) following a trial.
The 20-year-old was found guilty of conspiracy to burgle, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, two counts of fraud as well as driving without insurance and a licence.
The court heard how overnight on 28 June last year, Ozols either burgled or attempted to burgle one house in Upton Close, Stanground, Peterborough and a further six homes and two outbuildings in Ramsey in The Maltings, Bankers Walk, Newtown Road, Wyatt Close, Malting Yard and Hollow Lane.
During the burglary spree Ozols demanded money from two of his victims and made off with cash, mobile phones, beer and bank cards which he later attempted to use.
Ozols was arrested after officers tracked down the vehicle he was using during the burglaries.
Detective Constable Stuart Miller said: “This result means a dangerous individual will remain behind bars for a considerable time.
“Burglary is not tolerated in our county and we continue to urge the public to report any suspicious activity to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”
Ozols was sentenced to three years for conspiracy to burgle and nine years for conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary to be served concurrently. He was also handed 11 penalty points for the driving offences.
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