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Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
Alert message sent 12/02/2019 18:15:00
Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Good Evening, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 5th to 11th February:
Bluntisham Heath Road – The recycling centre on Bluntisham Heath Road was broken into overnight on Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th February. The thieves entered by forcing the main entrance gates and then stole 25 old car batteries before leaving. A Ford van was seen driving away at just before 7:00 pm on the Tuesday evening, when the gates were also seen to be wide open. (Ref 35/8719/19)
Harris Crescent, Needingworth – A garage on Harris Crescent, Needingworth, was broken into at some time between Sunday 3rd and Wednesday 6th February. A padlock on the garage door was broken and removed and the door forced open, causing some damage, but nothing was stolen from inside. (Ref 35/8826/19)
Bluntisham Road, Bluntisham – Thieves broke into a garage at farm buildings on Bluntisham Road, Bluntisham, during the night of Wednesday 6th / Thursday 7th February. The up-and-over garage door was forced open and two fence-posts that were reinforcing it were moved out of the way so that an expensive and heavy cutting tool could be stolen from inside. (Ref 35/9133/19)
Meadow Lane, Earith – On Thursday morning, 7th February, police received a report that three metal drain covers had been stolen from Meadow Lane, Earith, leaving dangerous holes along the gutter. Huntingdon District Council were notified of the incident. (Ref 35/9105/19)
Bluntisham Heath Road – There was another break-in and theft at the recycling centre on Bluntisham Heath Road overnight on Friday 8th / Saturday 9th February. This time a van was used to ram the gates, then six or seven old car batteries were stolen as well as about half a tonne of copper wire from a container. (Ref 35/9551/19)
Needingworth Road, Needingworth – Police received a report of a car on fire at the roundabout on Needingworth Road, Needingworth, on Saturday evening, 9th February. There was a report that the car had exploded and heavy smoke was obscuring the carriageway, but no-one was in or near the vehicle. The Fire Brigade were called to dealwith the blaze, but the car was not safe to be towed away for several hours. No suspicious circumstances are thought to be involved. (Ref CC-09022019-0407)
Bluntisham Heath Road – The recycling centre on Bluntisham Heath Road was broken into for a third time this week on Sunday evening, 10th February. CCTV recorded pictures of two suspects wearing hooded tops climbing over the gates and stealing six old car batteries and some copper wire before climbing back out again. (Ref 35/10262/19)
Somersham Road, Colne – A white ‘Explorer Omega Compass’ caravan was stolen from a yard on Somersham Road, Colne, at some time overnight on Sunday 10th / Monday 11th February. Thieves cut through a padlock to get into the yard and tow the caravan away. (Refs 35/10024/19 and 35/10180/19)
And Finally….An Invitation to a Policing Surgery:
There will be a Local Policing Surgery at Morrison’s supermarket, St Ives, on Friday 15th February between 10:30 and 13:00.
This event will be hosted by PCSO Beverley Snell and our Crime Reduction Officer Clare Darbyshire. Come along and meet your local officer to discuss any crime concerns in your area and to obtain crime prevention and security advice.
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:
Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.
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
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)