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Area Commanders Update – For The Record

Message sent by
James Sutherland (Police, Chief Inspector, South Cambridgeshire)

Last week we held our round of neighbourhood panel meetings and as usual there was good discussion around local policing and setting of our priorities.  Some of this was reported in the local media including the statement: “Villages are a low priority for policing in Cambridgeshire due to a lack of resources, says a chief inspector for South Cambridgeshire.”
Whilst I appreciate the importance of the press and their work in publicising crime and holding the police to account,  I also think that it is important to clarify for the record that I absolutely did not say that (nor is it attributed as a direct quote) and that is decidedly not my position.  (All other quotes are accurate) Read more

Garage break in – Cantelupe Road

Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

Garage break in, Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield, committed between 00:00-07:30hrs 21/02/2017. Offender(s) have broken into a garage and stolen a pressure washer. CF0095810217 refers.

If you have any information relating to the crimes reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

‘Crack-down’ days where parking is a problem in South Cambs villages

Message from James Sutherland (Police, Chief Inspector, South Cambridgeshire)

I’m aware from the email that I receive and from Neighbourhood Panel meetings that parking is a constant concern in many villages.  I’ve been giving some considerable thought on how we can meet your expectations on parking enforcement.  I have set up an online web-page were you can report concerns about parking.  The information that you give us will go directly to me and will help me build up a picture of the exact hot-spots for parking issues.  I will then use this information on targeted ‘crack-down’ days. I’m not pretending that this will solve all parking problems, however I do think that it strikes the right balance between dealing with parking concerns and the other important work that we do.

The web page is live right now and you can find it here: http://tinyurl.com/SouthCambs-Parking

 

Dwelling burglary – Chestnut Close

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Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

Dwelling burglary, Chestnut Close, Haslingfield, committed between 03/02/2017- 11/02/2017. Offender(s) have forced entry into a residential property via a side door damaging the panelling. Jewellery was stolen. CF0077020217 refers.
If you have any information relating to the crime reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
Thank you for your continued help & support.

News from Cambridgeshire Police

What to do about securing your home: Burglaries are happening regularly across villages in South Cambridgeshire, usually in the day when properties appear to be empty, with cash and jewellery being the common things stolen. Have you considered how secure your property is? If not, you may be interested to know that there is an online quiz designed to confirm how safe your property is. The “bad-wolf test” takes just two minutes to complete and tells you how safe your home is from burglars. You get a score of bricks, twigs or straw. Try the quiz yourself to see how safe your home is: tinyurl.com/bad-wolf-test

The Bobby Scheme: The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme is a local charity which provides a service to older or vulnerable people by improving home security to reduce crime and the fear of crime. The Bobby Scheme works with a number of partner agencies, including the Police, Fire Service, Local Authorities, Age UK and other charities. Press Read More below for more information.

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Simple security improvements that residents can make to reduce opportunist crime.

Rachel Carr (Police, Community Safety Officer, South Cambridgeshire)

Cambridgeshire Constabulary are running a further burglary initiative in the village of Orwell, to highlight simple security improvements that residents can make to reduce opportunist crime.

WHERE: The Sports Pavilion Town Green End, Orwell, SG8 5QL
Wednesday 14 December 17:00 – 20:00hrs Read more

DON’T LET THIEVES SPOIL YOUR CHRISTMAS

John Coppard (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Sawston)

eCops logoChristmas is a busy time for most of us and it is easy to get carried away with all the excitement.  Thieves also get excited around Christmas time because we sometimes forget about securing our vehicles and protecting our property, and that is what the thieves depend on.
While you are out doing your Christmas shopping thieves are out doing theirs, looking into your car to see what you have left on show for them to steal.

Don’t let them get away with your presents and belongings. Please read on…….
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Shed / garage break in – Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield

Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

eCops logoShed/garage break in, Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield, committed between 21:30hrs 06/12/2106 – 06:30hrs 07/12/2016. CF0568621216 refers.

If you have any information relating to the crime reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Damage to domestic garage door – New Road, Haslingfield

David Jackson (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

eCops logoNew Road, Haslingfield between 5pm on 05/12/16 and 7.30am on 06/12/16 where domestic garage door has been damaged: CF0566601216                                                   If you think you saw anything that may assist us in identifying the offender(s) please call 101 and quote the relevant CF number from above

Stay safe and take the bad wolf test = www.tinyurl.com/Bad-Wolf-Test

Advance notice of the crime prevention evening at Orwell Pavilion, Town Green Road on Wednesday 14th December 2016 between 6.00pm and 8.00pm, officers will be present to talk about crime prevention and demonstrate simple methods of keeping your property safe. N.B. Non-residents welcome

Theft from shed at allotments Haslingfield Road, Harston

John Coppard (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Sawston)

eCops logo1 x Theft from Shed has occurred on 01/12 around 3pm from Allotment’s on Haslingfield Road in Hartson, Whereby unknown offender(s) have broken padlocks and stolen garden equipment from inside. CF0557811216

If you have any information that may help Police with these investigations please call 101 and quote the reference numbers above,
Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111

Burglary – Wells Close, Haslingfield

Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

eCops logoBurglary dwelling, Wells Close, Haslingfield, committed 25/11/2016. Unknown offender(s) have forced entry to a property via a rear door by using a garden spade. CF0544911116 refers.

If you have any information relating to the crime reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Coffee Morning Update – Monday 28th November 9am – 12noon

coffee morning
Coffee Morning – Helping to keep our community and village safer from unwanted crime. Find out about the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Do you know who your NHW Street Co-ordinator is?
Would you like to be a NHW Street Co-ordinator for your street?
We are holding the coffee morning at No. 2 Watson’s Yard on Monday 28th November 9am – 12 noon please join us!
Rachel Carr – Crime Reduction Officer will arrive at 10am with low cost security gadgets, including shed alarms for sale. Lots of free booklets/leaflets and advice on how we can help ourselves from becoming victims of crime. You can sign up with Rachel for a free Home Security Survey.
 Lina Josephs and Teresa Harrold – Village NHW Co-ordinator

Bogus caller in the area

Lindsay Gardiner (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

eCops logo18/11/2016 14:00 – 14:50 High Street, Harston

Theft, Male offender has knocked at an address at the above location and has told an elderly occupant that he works for a charity and is selling items to raise money. The offender claimed the items were of high value but they were in fact low value.

If you have any information about this crime then please call 101.

Dwelling Burglary in Chestnut Close

eCops logoDwelling burglary, Chestnut Close, Haslingfield, committed between 11/11/2016-15/11/2016. Unknown offender(s) unlocked rear door and removed handbag containing cash and cheques. CF0523941116 refers.
If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
PCSO 7156 Samuel Kennedy, South Cambs Division, Cambridgeshire Constabulary