Monday, 15 August 2011

E-Cops - Weekly Update 13-AUG-2011


A busy week this week for us all. You will have no doubt received various E-cops messages this week regarding the disorder in London, and I would like to thank you for your messages of support at this time. We have been working twelve hour shifts and have had all our rest days cancelled in order to assist the Metropolitan Police as well as maintaining our service to the residents of Cambridgeshire.

Unfortunately, I have to report that we have had two dwelling burglaries in Park Lane, Dry Drayton since last Saturday. The first being where three unknown male offenders have forced their way into the home of an elderly gentleman and held him while they searched his home for cash. This occurred at approximately 09:00 hours on Saturday 8th August.

On Wednesday 10th August, between 14:00 and 17:00 hours, unknown offenders have forced the front door of a property and conducted an untidy search of the kitchen before taking a vehicle from the driveway.
On Sunday 7th August, a local resident reported to Police that they had seen three males that were wearing gloves and acting suspiciously in the High Street area of Dry Drayton. This was responded to by our helicopter and on the ground by officers from Cambourne/Parkside and the dog unit. The helicopter was able to identify the males discarding items and also talk in officers on the ground to where these items and the males were. All three males were arrested and charged for theft. It is not believed this incident is related to the two burglaries in Park Lane.

We have had a theft of oil from Boxworth. This is believed to have happened anytime between 19th July and 8th August.

Between 18:30 hours on 8th August and 08:00 hours on 9th August, there has been a report of a theft of fuel from a vehicle that was left parked within the industrial area in Bar Hill.

We are keen to hear from anybody who may have witnessed any of the above crimes or who can provide any further information. If you can help, please contact us on 0345 456 4564.

Kind regards
PC 2207 Claire REEVES