Tuesday, 20 December 2011

E-Cops - Your Weekly News 20-DEC-2011

I have spent a considerable amount of time on visibility patrol mainly on foot in Girton and Bar Hill. During my patrols, I have stopped and visited the local schools and businesses to give them crime prevention advice and also allow them the opportunity to raise any issues/concerns they may have.

I have been busier than ever and crime is still being committed in various ways. I have been visiting victims of burglary mainly in Girton and Bar Hill, and I have been offering security and crime prevention advice to local Post Offices and those that have been victim's of crime. 

On Friday 16th December whilst I was out and about on patrols at approximately 23:00 hours travelling from Swavesey to Longstanton, I came across a vehicle in the ditch with interior lights on. The vehicle was registered in Bedfordshire and no person(s) were with the vehicle. A thorough area search was conducted for anybody involved in this accident, however no person(s) were located. Due to adverse weather conditions and the vehicle causing a slight distraction to other road users, it was removed from the location under police powers.

PCSO Baugh and I also recently took part on helping officers from the Rural Community Action Team (RCAT), supporting officers from HM Revenue and Customs visiting four locations in the village of Willingham. Officers were acting on intelligence regarding illegal road fuel being used and stored at the locations. Although no illegal fuel was found on this occasion, four small scale, homemade cannabis farms were discovered at three separate locations, containing in excess of 100 plants. All of the cultivation set ups had been constructed in sheds and containers, which had in turn been rigged with lighting and ventilation equipment. Enquiries led to the arrest at the scene of six persons, who were arrested for cultivation of cannabis and one further person was reported for summons for suspected drugs offences. All of the cannabis and the equipment was seized by police and the investigation is ongoing.


I have been investigating a high number of crimes at Bar Hill Tesco, mainly motorists driving off without paying for their fuel. 

On Friday 09/12/11 between 11:00 and 14:45, there has been a report of a dwelling burglary in Foxhollw, Bar Hill. Unknown offender(s) have gained entry into the property by forcing the kitchen door open. Offender(s) have carried out a search of the property but nothing was stolen. 

On Wednesday 14/12/11 between 10:45 and 20:20 there was a report of theft from a motor vehicle. Whilst the vehicle has been parked at Tesco car park in Bar Hill, unknown offender(s) have stolen the front number plate from the vehicle.

If you have any information that will assist us with any of the above crime, please contact us on 101 or call Crime Stoppers, an independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Kind Regards

Histon Neighbourhood Policing Team