Operation Oaklands Phase Two – Update

Operation Oaklands – Tackling crime across South Cambs
The format for Operation Oaklands is changing this week; each Neighbourhood Sector team will be covering a village on their beat for a three week period. Three South Cambridgeshire villages will be included at the same time.

Officers will focus on crime prevention measures, and provide security advice to residents in order to combat burglary, vehicle crime and theft.
South Cambridgeshire is a large rural community, and crime analysis has shown the area does not follow an identifiable crime pattern, as you might see in an urban area. Therefore crime prevention and intelligence led patrols are key factors to reduce crime levels.
Regular information and updates will be posted via Ecops (www.ecops.org.uk) and Neighbourhood Watch messaging (http://www.ourwatch.org.uk) as well as on our twitter account http://www.twitter.com/southcambscops
Officers will be offering residents Smartwater property coding kits for a reduced price of £10, plus shed and window alarms at cost price.
Please find below a guide with dates when we will be visiting various villages and towns over the coming months. If you need advice on home, shed or vehicle security and don’t live in the villages listed below, please call 101 and to speak to your local PCSO.
Date Location
30/03/2015 – 19/04/2015 Cottenham, Whittlesford, & Barton

20/03/2015 – 10/05/2015 Bar Hill, Thriplow, & Gamlingay

11/05/2015 -31/05/2015 Longstanton, Great & Little Wilbraham, & Hardwick

01/06/2015- 21/06/2015 Milton, Sawston, & Haslingfield

22/06/2015 – 12/07/2015 Waterbeach, Ickleton & Hinxton, plus Great & Little Eversden

13/07/2015 – 02/08/2015 Girton, Fulbourn, & Harlton

03/08/2015 – 23/08/2015 Landbeach, Balsham, & Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden, + Litlington

N.B. This table will be updated each month, with new information. The deployment of officers may be changed in certain circumstances according to current policing needs.


South Cambs Police bring stand-off to a peaceful end

It is likely that residents of the Meadows area of Impington would have seen a large concentration of police officers on and around Ellison Close yesterday afternoon and evening.

Officers from the impact team had attended an address in the area to arrest a suspect on behalf of another police force on suspicion of committing burglary. On arrival the suspect was threatening to harm himself and others.

More officers were deployed to the area and a cordon was put in place at the entrances to the street for the safety of members of the public. Armed officers contained the suspect within his house whilst negotiators talked him into surrendering.

The cordon which was in place for several hours may have caused some inconvenience to local residents but was necessary for everyone’s safety. Our negotiations were eventually successful and a man was arrested close to 6pm and taken peacefully to Parkside police station.

The local Sergeant Mark Rabel said:

“We regret any inconvenience caused for local residents and thank our community for their support.”

Sergeant Steven Phillips who was at the scene said:

“In such situations our first priority will always be to keep people safe. I’m pleased that we were able to resolve the situation peacefully and no one came to any harm”.