Rogue Trader Guidance and Advice

We have received a few reports of rogue trading over the last few days in the villages of Haslingfield and Bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth. Please see the below advice and guidance on the topic. 

A Reminder about Rogue Traders, Cold-Callers, and Other Uninvited Callers
Police frequently receive calls reporting cold-callers and doorstep sellers, asking for advice on how to deal with them. See here for more details: Rogue Trader Guidance and Advice

Criminal damage – Porkers Lane

01/02/2018- 13/02/2018 Porkers Lane, Haslingfield CF0084750218 Criminal damage. Offender(s) have damaged a communal structure.

 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.  PCSO 7156 Samuel Kennedy

 

Burglary Crime Prevention and what to look out for

By taking simple preventative measures you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary:-
ALARMS: One of the most effective deterrents is to install a burglar alarm. Ensure it is set every time you leave the house. 
SECURE ENTRY POINTS: Don’t leave any windows or doors unlocked or ajar as these can be easy access points for a burglar.
IF YOU ARE GOING AWAY: make your home look lived in, ask your neighbours to keep an eye out and install timer lights. You are at much less risk of being the next victim if burglars think you are at home. 

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Business Burglary – Cantelupe Road

19/12/2017 20:30 – 19/12/2017 20:35  Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield Business Burglary CF0733361217

If you have 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                  Lindsay Gardiner PCSO

Security Advice – Light Up Your Home

As the nights get darker, there is an increased risk of burglary when many homes will look obviously unoccupied. This can make your property more attractive to a potential burglar who would not like to be seen or discovered.

Use light timer switches, to make your home look occupied as it starts to get dark from about 3p.m. 3:30p.m. even just leaving some lights switched on will be beneficial. Think of rooms you would naturally be in such as a living room or kitchen. Leave a radio on a talk station, and make sure that all the windows, doors and side gates are secure.  There have been some recent burglaries where intruders have got in due to an insecurity. Read more by clicking on the Read More link. Read more

Harston Road – forced entry into metal storage container 11th-12th November

CF0652201117 Harston Road, Haslingfield – Offender(s) have forced entry into a metal storage container, nothing noted as stolen.

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                  PCSO 7156 Samuel Kennedy, South Cambs Division, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Damage caused in attempt to steal lead from the roof of All Saints’ Church

Committed between 01:30- 02:30hrs 08/10/2017. Offender(s) have caused damage to the roof of the Church attempting to steal lead. CF0578101017 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.             PCSO 7156 Samuel Kennedy, South Cambs Division

Business burglary – Harlton Road, Haslingfield

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

24/09/2017 18:00 – 25/09/2017 08:30 Business Burglary – Harlton Road Ref CF0549410917 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

High Street, Haslingfield – garage break-in

Garage break-in, High street, Haslingfield, committed between 10:00- 10:00hrs 20/09/2017. Offender has broken into a garage and stolen a drill and case. CF0539070917 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

Theft of Motor Vehicle – Fountain Lane

Theft of motor vehicle, Fountain Lane, Haslingfield, committed between 20/08/2017 20:00hrs- 21/08/2017 07:00hrs. Offender(s) have stolen a vehicle parked on the victim’s gravel driveway. CF0479280817 refers. If you have any information 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

 

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

This is a message sent via eCops. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)
 

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

Message sent by
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