eCops – 6th – 10th May 2019

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –


Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 6th to 10th May:

 
Parkhall Road, Somersham – Police are investigating a report of criminal damage at the skatepark on Parkhall Road, Somersham, believed to have been committed on Monday evening, 13th May. Some items of equipment are reported to have been charred and others to have been loosened and pulled apart, making them unsafe. (Ref 35/33851/19)

 
St Ives Road, Somersham – Thieves broke through a metal gate to enter the compound of a business unit on St Ives Road, Somersham, during the night of Monday 13th / Tuesday 14th May, and managed to steal a caravan that was being stored there after interfering with security equipment at the site. (Ref 35/33209/19)

 
Oldhurst – Thieves stole the number-plates from a grey Vauxhall car left parked outside a house in Oldhurst overnight on Tuesday 14th / Wednesday 15th May. No other damage was done to the vehicle. (Ref 35/33442/19)
 
 


 

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:

https://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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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’.

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eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 12th-25th April

I hope everyone had a good Easter – if you are a sun-lover, it has certainly been a wonderful few days!

 
Because of the Bank Holiday break, today’s Policing Update is a double-issue, catching up with offences and incidents affecting your community reported to police during the period 12th to 25th April:

 
Warboys Road, Oldhurst – A resident of Warboys Road, Oldhurst, was the victim of a distraction burglary by two suspects impersonating police officers, on Friday evening, 12th April. The two suspect males were dressed in matching uniforms when they knocked on the victim’s door and stated that they were from the ‘Fraud Squad’. However, once inside the property they were able steal an amount of cash before escaping.

Police were quickly at the scene and searched the village but were unable to find anyone matching the descriptions. However, other residents reported seeing the suspects and investigations into the offences, theft and the impersonation of police officers, are continuing. (Ref 35/25428/19)

 
Colne Road, Somersham – Thieves stole a skip from a water company installation on Colne Road, Somersham, at some time over the weekend between Friday 12th and Monday 15th April. The rubbish that had been in the skip was left dumped at the site by whoever stole it. (Ref 35/26003/19)

 
Parkhall Road, Somersham – Money deposited into two charity collection boxes at a shop on Parkhall Road, Somersham, since March has been stolen. The boxes were found empty on Friday 19th April. (Ref 35/27070/19)


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:

https://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 – Rogue Traders

As the weather improves we tend to see an increase in rogue trading offences and this video shows the dangers of buying any services from the doorstep.

As well as being prepared yourself, please keep an eye on older neighbours and family members who might not be aware and may be vulnerable to the techniques doorstop sellers use.

As depicted in the video, doorstep selling involves fraudsters knocking at your door and trying to sell you something that you often don’t need.

Many honest businesses legitimately use the doorstep selling technique and it can be a convenient way of buying goods. However, this becomes an issue if the sales person uses pressure tactics to trick you into buying something you don’t want or need, or is poor value for money.

These sellers usually try to catch you off-guard and appear polite and persuasive, whilst rushing you to make a decision. They also tend to target vulnerable people who live alone.

If a doorstop seller won’t go away after you’ve said no, you can report this to us online, by calling 101 or by reporting them to Trading Standards or Action Fraud

For further advice and information on how to protect yourself from doorstop scammers, visit the Action Fraud website

eCops – Police And Crime Commissioner Upcoming Surgeries


Do you have any issues on policing and crime matters you wish to discuss with your Police and Crime Commissioner?

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s next surgeries will be:

·         Tuesday 7th May 2019 between 9:30am – 11:30am at Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ, Hinchingbrooke PE29 6NP.

·         Tuesday 4th June 2019 between 10am – 12pm at Parkside Police Station, Cambridge CB1 1JG.

Please email: cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk or phone 0300 333 3456 to make your 15 minute appointment, stating the date, time and location.

For further information visit:
https://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/police-and-crime-commissioner-surgeries/

eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 5th to 11th April

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 5th to 11th April:

 
Somersham – Police issued warnings via Social Media to residents of Somersham on Saturday afternoon, 6th April, following several reports of a suspicious male seen apparently knocking on the doors of houses where no cars were parked, at around 3:30 pm. The concern was that he might have been checking to find houses where no-one was home.

Reports were received from residents in the Windsor Gardens, Providence Close and Feoffees Road areas of the village on both the Saturday and the Sunday. When the male was challenged at one house, he stated that he was there to carry out driveway work but this was not correct.

The male was described as white, in his late thirties to mid forties, of medium build and wearing a blue zipped coat and a dark-coloured beanie hat.

If you see any suspicious or worrying activity, please report it to the police using any of the methods listed at the end of this report. (Ref CC-06042019-0268)

 
Warboys Road / Fen Road, Pidley – Police searched farmland off Warboys Road and Fen Road, Pidley, in the early hours of Thursday 11th April, following a report of two suspicious males seen being dropped off from a van, and a second report of two males seen loitering around construction equipment on a building site. However, officers found nothing untoward and no sign of the two males. (Refs CC-10042019-0533 and CC-10042019-0535)


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:

https://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 15th-21st March

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 15th to 21st March. I am sorry to say that there is an unusually large number of incidents to mention this week:

Somersham Road, Pidley – Thieves stole a single-axle trailer from the garden of a house on Somersham Road, Pidley, at some time between midday on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday morning, 13th March. Wheel-locks and registration plates were removed before the thieves drove off with the trailer. (Ref 35/18454/19)
 
St Ives Road, Somersham – CCTV recorded pictures of a male driving a white Transit van drawing up at a road-side fruit and vegetable stall on St Ives Road, Somersham, at lunchtime on Wednesday 13th March, taking some produce and driving off again without leaving any money. On Saturday afternoon, 16th March, the same suspect returned in the same vehicle, took more items, and again left without making any payment. (Ref 35/18544/19)
 
Colnefields, Somersham – Thieves targeted out-buildings along Colnfields, Somersham, on Tuesday evening, 19th March. Various tools and other items were taken but a number of the stolen items were subsequently discovered abandoned in a nearby field:
 

  • In one incident, an axe, a chain-saw and a strimmer were stolen from a shed. The owner heard noises at around 9:30 pm and on investigating discovered the shed door open and the items missing. (Ref 35/19433/19)
     
  • In a second incident, a shed and a workshop in the garden of another house were broken into and a petrol chainsaw was stolen. (Ref 35/19452/19)
  • At a third property, a go-kart was stolen from a garage at the back of the house. The owner discovered the garage door open and a wheelie bin moved out of the way. (Ref 35/19470/19)
     
  • Two sheds in the garden of another house were broken into and gardening equipment, including a chain-saw and a strimmer, were taken. (Ref 35/19498/19)
     
  • A shed in the garden of another house was broken into, a garden fence damaged and a tree knocked over by thieves who stole a strimmer and other tools. (Ref 35/19536/19)
     
  • A strimmer, a hedge trimmer and a chain-saw were stolen from another shed broken into by thieves who climbed over a wire fence to get into the garden from the fields behind. (Ref 35/19562/19)
     

 
The Bank, Somersham – Thieves stole an entire Royal Mail post-box, including its contents, from a location on The Bank, Somersham, at some time between midday on Tuesday 19th and midday on Wednesday 20th March. The post-box was of the free-standing variety. (Ref 35/19502/19)
 
Warboys Road, Pidley – Police searched the area between Pidley and Warboys on Wednesday afternoon, 20th March, following a report of suspected hare-coursers seen on nearby fields. Two or three men in a dark-coloured off-road vehicle had been spotted, last seen heading towards Warboys, but no vehicle matching the description could be found. (Ref CC-20032019-0335)
 
Springfield, Somersham – A thief smashed the front passenger window of a car left in a small car-park at the Nature Reserve near Springfield, Somersham, and stole a pair of sunglasses from inside, on Thursday morning, 21st March. (Ref 35/19792/19)
 
The Bank, Somersham – A thief smashed the window of a car left parked outside a house on The Bank, Somersham, at lunchtime on Thursday 21st March, and stole a woman’s coat, handbag and purse from the back seat. (Ref 35/19800/19)
 
Somersham Road, Pidley – Two male suspects were seen climbing into a four-by-four vehicle left parked outside farm buildings on Somersham Road, Pidley, at midday on Thursday 21st March, in what is assumed to be an attempted theft. When challenged, they ran back to their own car and drove off at speed. Police checks have showed that the car they were using had stolen number plates. (Ref 35/19798/19)

Colnefields, Somersham – A car left on the driveway of a house at Colnfields was broken into at lunchtime on Thursday 21st March by a thief who smashed the passenger-side window and then stole a woman’s handbag that had been left on the passenger’s seat. The bag contained the owner’s purse, with cash and cards, her umbrella, sunglasses and several other items. A cyclist on a lane near Oundle later discovered the bag discarded on the roadside and reported it to the police, who have returned the items to their owner. (Ref 35/19808/19)
 
Fen Road, Pidley – Thieves stole a cash-box from a road-side stall on Fen Road, Pidley, on Thursday afternoon, 21st March. The box, which contained a small amount of money, was wrenched from the barrow it was attached to by the thieves who then drove off with it. (Ref 35/19958/19)



  
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:

https://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 – www.cambs.police.uk/report ;
     
  • 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’.