9 May 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton District

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 3rd to 8th May:

The Fen, Fenstanton – A silver VW car was stolen from the driveway of a house at The Fen at sometime overnight on Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th May. (Ref 35/27223/21)

And Finally – Accidental 999 Calls:
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Cambridgeshire Police say that they spent in the region of 6 hours dealing with accidental 999 calls where the number was either inadvertently dialled from a mobile phone in a pocket, or was made by children larking around.

All 999 calls need to be investigated to make sure that everyone is safe, and when the number has been dialled in error or as a joke, this takes time and diverts resources that could be used on a genuine emergency.

Police say: “We appreciate that mistakes can happen, so if you do accidentally call us, please explain the situation to us rather than just hanging up the phone”.

3 May 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

I hope you are enjoying the long Bank Holiday weekend! Whether you are wanting sunshine or showers, it looks like there will be something for everyone over these few days!

Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 25th April to 2nd May:

Low Road – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between two cars on Low Road on Tuesday evening, 27th April. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt but both vehicles needed to be towed away by recovery services. (Ref CC-27042021-0446)

And Finally – Changes to Police Contact Service Changes:

Cambridgeshire Constabulary have announced changes to the ways in which the public can make contact, including ending ‘walk-in’ service at some Enquiry Offices and the introduction of appointment-based surgeries.

The changes are part of the streamlining announced last year, which also includes changes to the way in which Neighbourhood Policing is organised.

More details are on the police web-site at:
https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/changes-to-enquiry-offices

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station

25 April 2021 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 18th to 24th April:

Church Street, Fenstanton – Thieves removed and stole the catalytic converter from a car left parked outside its owner’s house on Church Street at around 1:45 pm on Tuesday evening, 20th April. A witness heard a grinding noise and saw 2 or 3 males in dark clothing getting into a dark-coloured car and driving off in the direction of Fen Drayton. (Ref 35/23563/21)

Little Moor, Fenstanton – The number plates were stolen from two cars whilst they were left parked outside their owner’s houses on Little Moor at some time overnight on Tuesday 20th / Wednesday 21st April. (Refs 35/23606/21 and 35/23607/21)

Church Street, Fenstanton – A car left parked on Church Street also had its number plates stolen overnight on Tuesday 20th / Wednesday 21st April. (Ref 35/23629/21)

Police Appeal for Witnesses:
At around 1:15 pm on Tuesday 20th April there was a traffic incident on Fen Road, Pidley, in which a car left the road and ran into trees on a steep roadside bank. Very sadly, the driver, Robert Chasse of King Street, Somersham, died in the incident. No other vehicles were involved and there were no passengers in the car.

Police are asking anyone who saw the crash to contact them, using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Incident Number 195 of 20th April.

And Finally … Action on Hare-Coursing:
The Rural crime Action Team (RCAT) have published the following statistics on hare-coursing incidents over the past year (April 202 to March 2021):

1,196 incidents reported
93 vehicles seized
138 Community Protection Warnings issued
17 Community Protection Notices issued
165 Dispersal Notices issued
23 people summoned to Court
20 dogs seized and rescued

More information is on the police web-site at: https://bit.ly/3eiF6sd

18 April 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 9th to 17th April:

A1307, Fenstanton – Police, fire and an ambulance were called to an incident on the A1307 at Fenstanton on Sunday evening, 11th April, where a car had left the road and ended up on the verge on its roof. Fortunately no-one was reported to be hurt. (Ref CC-11042021-0401)

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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.

9 April 2021 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 3rd to 8th April:

Church Leys, Fenstanton – Thieves broke into the garage of a house on Church Leys at some time overnight on Wednesday 7th / Thursday 8th April, and stole a Yamaha motor-cycle from inside. The bike is white with red and black markings. (Ref 35/20508/21)

Lost and Found:
A very honest member of the public came across a sum of money in St Ives this week and handed it in to the police, who would like to reunite it with its rightful owner. If you believe this to be you, or perhaps a relative, please contact the police using the web-chat link below or call using the 101 non-emergency number, quoting Reference 134 of 6th April.
Web-chat Link: https://bit.ly/3vsiYDw

And Finally – Free Covid-19 Rapid Tests Now Available for Everyone in England Who Has No Symptoms:

The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging everyone in England who has no symptoms to get into the habit of using free ‘rapid lateral flow’ tests twice a week, as part of the next steps towards the cautious easing of restrictions. The tests are available from today, Friday 9th April, and can be obtained from a variety of outlets or delivered by post to your home.

More details are on the NHS web-site at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/

3 April 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th March to 2nd April. My apologies for the non-appearance of last week’s Policing Update – this was due to a combination of technical and other factors that conspired together.

Fenstanton – Police arrested a suspect at an address in Fenstanton on Thursday 1st April following an altercation in the street in which a knife was reported to have been brandished. A search of the property by police later revealed quantities of a substance believed to be cannabis together with amounts of cash. Investigations are on-going. (Ref 35/19014/21)

And Finally – Hoax Emergency Calls:

Two Ramsey teenagers were responsible for repeated hoax 999 calls to the Force Control Room this week, initially calls consisting of laughing and swearing down the phone, but finally making a call alleging that they had been chased by two persons with knives.

Police responded but also tracked the phone used to make the call. When officers arrived at the scene, the two suspects were located, one of whom was in possession of the phone. When challenged about the hoax calls, they appeared unconcerned about their actions or the police resources that they had needlessly tied up.

Hoax calls take police time away from people who really need their help. Just one minute can make all the difference in an emergency. Misusing the 999 system and using it for non-emergency matters to report crimes or emergencies that do not exist can cost lives. If you are found to be making a hoax call, you could be fined or even sent to prison.

More information on hoax calls is on the police web-site at:

https://bit.ly/3ctUyC3

22 March 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Morning, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 14th to 20th March:

A1307 Fenstanton – A car driving along the A1307 (old A14) through Fenstanton was hit by a rock thrown from an overpass, on Tuesday evening, 16th March. The impact smashed the car’s sun-roof but fortunately no-one was hurt. (Ref 35/15470/21)

And Finally – Rural Crime in Cambridgeshire:

Rural Crime includes activities such as:
• hare-coursing;
•poaching;
• horse-related crime;
• illegal fox hunting.

Police and the Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) work with Countryside Watch, Horse Watch and Boat Watch to tackle rural crime across the County. More information on these types of rural crime, the partner organisations that the police work with, and advice on how to protect your horses, is on the police web-site at:

https://bit.ly/3bXDHYa

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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’.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives Police Station

Weekly Police Report – 14 March 2021 – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 7th to 13th March:

Park Close, Fenstanton – Intruders entered a building site at Park Close at some time between Friday evening, 5th, and Monday morning, 8th March, and interfered with a mobile welfare unit, attempting to turn it around and causing an amount of damage in the process. It is presumed that this was part of an attempt to steal the unit. (Ref 35/13466/21)

And Finally – A Warning About Catalytic Converter Thefts:

Police have issued a warning about catalytic converter thefts, following 40 incidents being reported across the County in the last month:

“In less time than it takes to make a cup of tea, they’ll go onto a driveway and strip the vehicle of the precious metal and be on their way to the next victim.

“Toyotas and Hondas have predominantly been targeted, but other vehicles including Lexus, Mercedes, Mazda and Volkswagen have also been singled out.

More information and advice on how to protect your vehicle is on the police web-site at:

https://bit.ly/2MHdXVV

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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’.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives Police Station

7 Mar 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th February to 6th March:

High Street, Fenstanton – Police received a report of a person on a bicycle seen behaving in a suspicious manner on Fenstanton High Street shortly after midnight on Tuesday night, 2nd / 3rd March. The male was riding up and down the street, apparently looking through windows into parked cars. Shortly afterwards he was spotted at The Pavement in St Ives where officers stopped him and carried out a search. This revealed a small amount of a green herbal substance believed to be cannabis, together with a grinder. (Ref 35/12406/21)

And Finally – Warning of A ‘National Insurance Number’ Telephone Scam:

My thanks to an Ecops subscriber in Somersham with experience of this telephone scam, for drawing my attention to it.

Action Fraud, the UK Centre for cyber-crime and fraud reporting and investigation, issued an alert to the public after receiving over a thousand extra calls in one week about the scam.

Victims received an automated telephone call telling them that their ‘National Insurance Number had been compromised’ and in order to fix it and get a new number, they should press number 1 on their phone to be connected to a service agent.

However, the agent was in fact a criminal who pressured victims into giving their personal details, to be used in subsequent fraud.

Action Fraud advise that people remain vigilant and cautious of any calls suggesting that their National Insurance Number has been compromised. If you have any doubts, hang up the phone.

Full details of the Action Fraud alert are at:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/warning-national-insurance-scam-leads-to-surge-in-calls-to-action-fraud

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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’.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station

 

21 Feb 2021 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 20th February:

Fenstanton – Police discovered five persons in breach of the Covid-19 regulations at an address in Fenstanton on Sunday afternoon, 14th February. A small quantity of herbal cannabis was also discovered at the address. Fixed Penalty Notices were issued for the Covid breaches and investigations into the drugs offence are continuing. (Ref 35/8992/21)

And Finally – Police Survey on the Use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Systems:

Cambridgeshire Police are running a survey to get the public’s views on the use of ANPR systems in the County.

ANPR is used to alert officers to stolen vehicles, vehicles involved in crime, or to help locate missing people. The data they collect can also be used in investigations. You can help shape the future of ANPR by anonymously completing the survey and sharing your views at the following link:

http://bit.ly/3b7G88O

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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’.