eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 4th – 10th October


Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 4th to 10th October:

Somersham Road, St Ives – Thieves cut away a padlock to enter the compound of a business unit on Somersham Road, St Ives, in the early hours of Tuesday 1st October, and stole a VW van with a crane attachment that had been left parked there. The van was fitted with an engine immobiliser and was towed away by the thieves. It was subsequently found abandoned on the A141 between Chatteris and Warboys, but without the crane attachment or its catalytic converter.  CCTV footage shows the theft taking place at 1:20 am and the thieves heading off towards Somersham. (Ref 35/70162/19)



A141 Clews Corner – Police and paramedics were called to a serious incident on the A141 at Clews Corner at around 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, 5th October, in which a motorcycle was in collision with a lorry. The motorcyclist was air-lifted to hospital and the road was closed for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with the situation. (Ref CC-05102019-0350)



A141 Clews Corner – The Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) were at Clews Corner on the A141 on Monday, 7th October, together with officials from partner agencies Fenland District Council, HM Revenue and Customs, and The Environment Agency, to carry out checks on passing vehicles. Two vehicles were seized and towed away for having no valid road tax and a third for having no valid insurance. Numerous checks were made for roadworthiness and for incorrect fuel in tanks, and two drivers were reported for traffic offences. (Ref CC-07102019-0068)



Church Street, Somersham – Police received a report of young people on mopeds behaving in an antisocial manner in the Church Street area of Somersham, on Wednesday evening, 9th October. The youths had been seen riding on pavements, shouting and swearing. The incident has been passed to the Local Policing Team for them to be aware, as this is the latest in a series of similar recent incidents. (Ref CC-09102019-0518)

Advertisements

Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 27th September to 3rd October:

High Street, Somersham – A 3 foot by 5 foot sheet of toughened glass leant up outside a building on Somersham High Street was smashed by an unknown person at some time during the night of Friday 27th / Saturday 28th September. The toughened glass would have needed to be hit with some force to make it shatter. (Ref 35/69445/19)
 
 
Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police received a report of suspected hare-coursers operating on land off Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Sunday afternoon, 29th September. Two men with dogs had been spotted with a silver Suzuki off-road vehicle, last seen returning to the main road and turning towards Somersham. A police patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area for the suspect vehicle, but unfortunately was unable to locate it. (Ref CC-29092019-0404)
 
 
Long Drove, Somersham – Police are investigating an incident that happened at Long Drove, Somersham, late on Tuesday evening, 1st October, in which a male wearing a balaclava helmet got out of a pickup truck and demanded that two persons sat parked up in their car hand over their mobile phones and any other valuables that they had. Fortunately the victims managed to drive off in their car towards Somersham, whilst the suspect returned to the pickup which headed off towards Chatteris. However, the two vehicles bumped each other in the process, leaving the victims’ car with a large dent and a scratch across its rear passenger side. (Ref 35/70402/19)


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:

www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

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’.

Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 6th – 13th September

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 6th to 13th September:

 
B1040 St Ives Road, Woodhurst – Police received a report of a power pylon and cable brought down by a collision with a vehicle on the B1040 St Ives Road near Woodhurst, on Sunday evening, 8th September. Power company engineers were called out and the Fire Brigade was also called to assess the situation. (Ref CC-08092019-0412)
 
 
Dunkirk Drove, Somersham – Hare-coursers were operating on a field off Dunkirk Drove, Somersham, on Sunday evening, 8th September. A blue off-road vehicle was seen driving across an onion field, where four men with three dogs were actively coursing. Police issued an alert to patrols in the area, and liaised with the land-owner over assessing what damage had been caused to the crops. (Ref CC-08092019-0425)
 
 
Hammond Way, Somersham – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour by a male wearing a hooded top on Hammond Way, Somersham, late on Monday evening, 9th September. The man had been seen standing outside a house, taking photographs on a mobile phone, before walking away. (Ref CC-09092019-0503)
 
 
High Street, Somersham – Two suspicious persons wearing balaclavas were seen jumping up to look over the fence of a house on Somersham High Street early on Thursday morning, 12th September, walking off when disturbed by the owners. (Ref CC-12092019-0123)
 
 
Warner’s Drove, Somersham – Police searched the area around Warner’s Drove, Somersham, on Friday evening, 13th September, following a report of hare-coursers seen operating on nearby fields. Three or four men with several dogs and an off-road vehicle had been seen but unfortunately nothing was found. However, Countryside Watch was notified. (Ref CC-13092019-0453)
 
 


 
 
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:

www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive


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’.

eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 23rd to 29th August:

 
Somersham – There was a spate of thefts from vehicles in the Parkhall Road / Norwood Road / Shortland area of Somersham overnight on Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th August:
 
 

  • Shortland – A silver Ford Transit van, left parked on the road at Shortland, was broken into by a group of suspects who used an unknown tool to open the vans doors, then stole a quantity of power tools, a tool box and a radio before driving off. Police hope that CCTV footage showing the offence taking place may be available.  (Ref 35/60490/19)
     
  • Norwood Road – A van left parked on Norwood Road was broken into and tools including drills, batteries and a battery charger were stolen. A bag of tools was later found discarded under a bush on Feoffees Road, but at the moment it is not known if they are stolen property. (Ref 35/60493/19)
     
  • Parkhall Road – A red Ford Transit van, left parked on its owner’s driveway on Parkhall Road, was broken into by thieves who forced open and damaged its side door, then stole tools, a sat-nav, and other items. (Ref 35/60495/19)

Fen Road, Pidley – A van left parked on the driveway of a house on Fen Road, Pidley, was broken into at some time overnight on Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th August. The thieves got away with tools worth several thousand pounds. Police hope that CCTV footage may be available to help in the investigation. (Ref 35/60501/19)


Homestead, Somersham – The rear windscreen of a black VW car, left parked on Homestead, Somersham, was deliberately smashed by an unknown person at some time overnight on Sunday 25th / Monday 26th August. No-one has so far reported seeing of hearing the incident happen, which apparently did not set off the car’s alarm system. (Ref 35/61071/19)


Pidley High Street / Pidley Sheep Lane Junction – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between a car and a motorcycle at the junction of Pidley High Street and Pidley Sheep Lane on Tuesday evening, 27th August, in which one person was reported to have been seriously hurt. The road was closed for some time whilst the emergency services dealt with the incident. (Ref CC-27082019-0369)


Lost and Found:


Found – Chatteris Road, Somersham – Friday evening, 23rd August – Tools and tool-boxes found discarded on the roadside along Chatteris Road, Somersham. Items to be brought in to the police. (Ref CC-24082019-0163)


Found – Feoffees Road, Somersham – Saturday morning, 24th August – Bag of tools tucked under a bush. (Ref CC-24082019-0231)

eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 2nd-8th August 2019

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 2nd to 8th August:
 
Short Drove Area, Somersham – Police received a report that crops in a field off Short Drove, Somersham, had been damaged at some time overnight on Thursday 1st / Friday 2nd August. A vehicle had been driven for a distance of about 300 metres, damaging wheat growing in the field. (Ref 35/55120/19)
 
High Street, Somersham – Four suspects were disturbed whilst interfering with a VW car left parked on Somersham High Street just before midnight on Sunday evening, 4th August. After leaving, they later returned and continued trying to remove trim from the car’s side panels until they were again disturbed, whereupon the four suspects drove off, having taken part of the trim but leaving the rest damaged and the car’s paintwork scratched. (Ref 35/55619/19)
 
Warboys Road, Pidley – Police searched the area around Warboys Road, Pidley, in the early hours of Tuesday 6th August, following a report of a suspicious person in dark clothing and a face-mask seen on the driveway of a house. However, no-one matching the description could be found. (Ref CC-06082019-0042)
 
Church Street, Oldhurst – Police received a call from an Oldhurst business on Wednesday 7th August reporting that the previous night someone had entered their fields and had opened gates allowing the animals in each field to mix together. Fortunately, no external gates had been interfered with so none of the animals had escaped onto roads or other public space. The Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) have been notified of the incident. (Ref CC-07082019-0380)


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:

www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

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’.

Woman Sexually Assaulted In Huntingdon

Officers are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Huntingdon on Friday (19 July).

The victim, who is in her 30s was jogging through Riverside Park at about 9am when she was grabbed from behind by a man.

She fought back before the man exposed himself and cycled off.

The man was described as Asian with an English accent, in his late teens and wore a ripped white t-shirt, Nike joggers, trainers. He rode a Claude Butler bike.

Detective Inspector Amerjit Singh said: “The victim was left understandably shocked and upset and I would like to applaud her bravery in fighting back.
“I want to identify the man responsible as soon as possible so I would urge anyone with information to not hesitate in coming forward.
“While we are treating this incident very seriously it’s also important to say that attacks of this nature are rare.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the man described in the area should call 101, quoting incident 124 of 19 July. Alternatively, you can report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Action Fraud – Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you need to do

  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.