Police are Receiving a High Volume of Calls

 

Police are currently receiving exceptionally high numbers of calls to both 999 and 101. Staff in the contact centres are working incredibly hard to reach the people in most need as soon as possible.  Please only dial 999 in a genuine emergency. If the situation you are calling about is not an emergency, please consider reporting information online rather than dialling 101.  Non-emergency incidents where the suspects are not at the scene, such as theft, criminal damage and burglary can be reported via – https://www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/Crime/Anti-social or careless driving can also be reported on our website – https://www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/AcDriving.aspx 

Thank you for your co-operation at this busy time.  Superintendent Martin Brunning, Head of Public Contact

Business Burglary – River Lane

Business burglary, River Lane, Haslingfield, committed between 04:10- 04:15hrs 15/06/2017. Offender(s) have forced entry onto a business premises and stolen electrical gardening equipment. CF0334500617 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.  Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)
 

Vehicle Online Shopping Fraud

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Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow provider (a third party who will keep the payment until the buying and selling parties are both happy with the deal). Click on Read More for more information. Read more

Distraction Burglaries

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

Police are urging residents to be vigilant and to look out for elderly relatives and neighbours following a spate of distraction burglaries in Cambridge City.
Most of the burglaries have involved criminals claiming to be either police officers or Neighbourhood Watch members.
The burglaries happened on Saturday (May 13) in Emery St. and Russell Ct, yesterday in New St. and at about 6a.m. Monday (May 15) in James St.
After making the false claim the offender has pushed past the victim. In Monday’s incident, the burglar assaulted the victim and pushed them to the ground before stealing money. Click on READ MORE for more information and how to protect yourselves. Read more

Ransomware Cyber Attack

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.
Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use.

For Key Protect messages for business and Key Protect advice for individuals click on Read More. Read more

Operation Hunter – a crime prevention event organised by the Police and NHW Tuesday 6th June between 5pm – 8pm

The police will be here in Haslingfield during the day, officers will be patrolling key areas of the village to increase awareness of security, and promote the event in the village hall between 5pm – 8pm.

James Sutherland, Area Commander for South Cambs is due to give a brief talk regarding home security measures, including some advice regarding cyber- crime at 6pm.  Please join us! For more information click on READ MORE. Read more

Parking Crackdown – Area Commander Update

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James Sutherland (Police, Chief Inspector, South Cambridgeshire)

In February we launched a web-site where you could register complaints about parking in your village. As promised we have taken the information that you gave us and have run our first two crackdown days.
During these days we ring-fenced our PCSOs and deployed them only to the places where you told us parking was a problem.  Before deploying our PCSOs I took a careful review of the information and it was clear to me that a lot of the parking being complained about wasn’t necessarily illegal.  This is due to some confusion about the difference between a Highway Code Rule and the rules established by the Road Traffic Act.  Without getting too technical, there are some rules in the highway code which are ‘should not’ and some that are ‘must not’.  Only the latter can be legally enforced.  Click on Read More for further information. Read more

Tourists Targeted by Fake Police Officers

 

There has been a series of recent incidents reported to Action Fraud where a lone fraudster has approached victims whom they believe to be unfamiliar with the local area. They make an excuse to talk to the victims such as enquiring about directions or offering a recommendation for a good hotel. Click on Read More for further information.
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Theft – New Road, Haslingfield

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James Lynch (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

19/03 – 22/03  New Rd, Haslingfield – Theft

Shipping container which stores sporting equipment at the location address has had the combination lock smashed from the door and entrance gained and several electrical cables for the floodlighting have been stolen.

Any information please call the police on 101 Or, if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111

Area Commanders Update – For The Record

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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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