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Motorists Warned to be Vigilant Following Break-ins

A total of 22 vehicles were broken into between 19th Apr – 12th May including incidents in Stapleford, Sawston, Duxford, Gt Shelford, Haslingfield, Grantchester, Swavesey, Milton, Oakington and Fen Drayton. Police are urging all motorists to make sure your cars are locked. Incidents are occurring when windows are left open and doors unlocked. In the majority of cases purses, wallets and handbags have been targeted and in some instances the thieves have gone on to use the victims’ bank cards in shops. Please make sure all valuables are removed from vehicles.

Any information please call 101 or online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

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Neighbourhood Watch response to COVID-19

Please read through the NHW pages on how we are responding to COVID-19:

Key points:

  1. Follow government advice on protection.
  2. If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms, please follow NHS guidelines.
  3. Be mindful – with all good intentions – that if you are in the high risk category you will not be able to participate in outdoor volunteering roles in the community, however you could be proactive in other ways, by communicating with people via social media, email or on the phone.

Shed break-ins Knapp Rise

Secure your shed or garage. Take a look at your shed and consider how you would break in. It’s worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Pay attention to hinges, as these are sometimes easily removable. If you have windows then these could be vulnerable unless they’re secured with wire mesh or grills. And keep it locked at all times. Consider a battery-operated shed alarm. They look low key but they respond to movement or door contact with an extremely loud siren.

Don’t give burglars the opportunity or the tools to commit a crime. Lock everything away securely. Tools can be locked inside a locker or box or secured with a chain. Secure your bike to the ground or a lockable stand within a locked shed or garage. It’s always worth draping an old sheet or blanket over the top of mowers or bikes to keep them covered from view. Invest in a garage door stop. Although it might sound like stating the obvious, never leave your garage or shed door unlocked if you’re not around.

Latest Cambs Police News Release

Cambs Police, receive a 999 call every 4 mins & reports of a non-emergency every 90 secs. Think carefully whether the situation you are facing is a police matter, or can it be reported online. Information and videos to help victims of crime link:  https://www.cambs.police.uk/information-and-services/What-happens-next/What-happens-next
If you see something police should know about, please report it. You never know…it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw that they need in order to take action. Information can be passed to police via one of the three forms below:
Telephone call 101 Online at www.cambs.police.uk/report  Textphone 18001 101
For anonymous reporting please contact crime stoppers: Telephone 0800 555 111
Online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information

Thank you for taking the time to read this. PCSO 7087 Martin South Cambs Safer Neighbourhood Team

Halloween

Police are urging trick-or-treaters to respect their neighbours. While many are happy to hand over sweets or other presents to ward off the evil spirits, it’s important to remember not everybody wants strangers knocking on their doors. For vulnerable or older residents Halloween can be a frightening and intimidating experience. Police have a downloadable poster you can display in your home asking trick-or-treaters NOT to call, as well as some tips for the trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone has a pleasant evening. To download copy of poster and see the tips visit https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Halloween. Copies also available for collection at police stations.

Suspicious activity in the village

On Wed 16th Oct at approx 2:30pm a man knocked on a door in Cantelupe Road, when the resident opened the door the man said he was a builder working for BK Builders doing work in another part of the village. When pressed to explain why he was knocking on the residents door, the man said he was warning the resident there will be noisy vehicles moving up and down the road. The man’s explanation did not make any sense and he was told to leave. The police have been informed. If you have any information to add, please contact the police on 101 and quote Incident No: 279

Teresa Harrold Village NHW Co-ordinator

Scam calls to elderly residents in Haslingfield

Beware scam calls by a bogus company calling themselves Crime Awareness UK, they offer to make a visit to your home to do security checks and install alarms. Part of the scam is they offer you a crime reference number and pressure you to allow them to visit your home. Cold callers like this are invariably up to no good. Do not give out any personal information about your home or yourself, and do not arrange a visit. Stop the call and report it to Action Fraud immediately on 0300 123 2040.

Teresa Harrold Village NHW Co-ordinator

Cantelupe Road – theft

Between 21.30hrs on 29/08 and 09.00hrs on 30/08 unknown offender(s) have broken a lock to a farmers gate and gained entry into a shed and stolen horse and chicken feed from the location. CR 35/26376/18. 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. Remember to report anything suspicious in your area on either 101 non-emergency number or 999 in emergency. PCSO 7269 John Coppard South Cambs Safer Neighbourhood Team

New Road shed break-in

New Rd, Haslingfield – 30/07/2018 23:30 to 31/07/2018 06:00 – Crime Ref 35/18901/18 Unknown offender(s) have damaged the door to the shed to get in and have stolen tools.   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. Remember to report anything suspicious in your area on either 101 non-emergency number or 999 in an emergency. James Lynch PCSO, South Cambs

Trespass – Chapel Hill, Haslingfield

Between 14:45 and 23:00 on Tuesday 19th June, offender(s) broke a lock securing a perimeter fence and once entry was gained a lock/handle was angle-grinded off of a metal cabin at the base of a telephone mast. It is unclear if entry was gained or if anything was stolen as the door locked on itself blocking staff access.

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.

Remember to report anything suspicious in your area on either 101 non-emergency number or 999 in an emergency.

South Cambs Safer Neighbourhood Team

Burglary Barton Road and Theft of lead from All Saints Church

Barton Road-Haslingfield Dwelling burglary                          Between the 28th May at 17:00 and the 30th May at 12:00hrs, unknown offender/s have gained entry to a property by forcing the rear door to open. It is unclear what has been taken.

All Saints Church-Haslingfield Theft of lead from Church roof  Thursday the 31st May at 03:00hrs, unknown offender/s, removed and taken the lead roofing. N.B. A large quantity of lead has been stolen during the previous week 19/05/2018 09:00 to 26/05/2018 09:30

If you have any information which may assist us with the investigation into these crimes then please call 101, or call crime stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

Bujar Mani (Police , PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Histon)

 

Haslingfield: Burglary Harston Road and Break-in New Road

08/05/2018 between 22:49 – 22:57 Harston Road, Haslingfield A crowbar was used to force entry through a warehouse door and a large quantity of lead was stolen from within.

01/04/2018 – 10/05/2018 New road, Haslingfield. The door of a house was jemmied open and an untidy search carried out.

If you have any information which may assist with the investigation into these crimes then please call 101, or call crime stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

Message Sent By Joe Haylock (Police, PCSO, South Cambs – Histon)

Wednesday 21st – Forcewide Crime Prevention Event

Next Wednesday, February 21 we will be hosting 24 hours of crime prevention activities across the county covering bike theft, purse dipping, vehicle crime and dwelling burglary. We will also have a range of security products for sale at cost price and will also be offering to security mark property.
The awareness day, the force’s biggest ever crime prevention event, will involve around 8 Crime Prevention Officers, 40 Police Officers, 80 PCSOs and 12 Special Constables, as well as our police cadets. Those involved will be split into teams to focus on particular crime types. Lee Hurley (7293) Online Communities PCSO
To find out what is going on in your area, visit 
http://ow.ly/rgam30ipJBL