Crime scene: Glouster man being sought by police
GLOUSTER — Police in Gloustershire are looking for 42-year-old Martin Hibben of Deans Way, Glouster, which is near RAF Fairford.
Martin was last seen Sept. 2. He is described by police as white, of slim build and about 5 feet, 9 inches tall with collar-length blond hair, blue eyes and a pierced left ear.
He has a heart-shaped tattoo on the back of his left shoulder and a dragon tattoo on his left arm. He has another, unidentified, tattoo on his chest.
Sweep nets arrests for drugs, laundering, possessionSUFFOLK COUNTY — Ipswich Police arrested 13 drug dealers and repeat offenders during a sweep on Oct. 7.
Teams of officers executed warrants at six addresses around Ipswich, resulting in arrests for drugs, possession of stolen goods and money laundering.
A police press release stated that “significant” quantities of marijuana, heroin, counterfeit DVDs and various stolen goods were seized.
Additionally, the constabulary’s automatic number (car license) place recognition vehicle was deployed around the town, with 21 people cited for document offenses, nine others receiving fines, two were “formally warned” for marijuana possession and one man was arrested for heroin possession.
Information wanted in death of elderly man found in StantonSTANTON — The body of an elderly man was found at a crossroads in Stanton, about 12 miles east of RAFs Mildenhall and Lakenheath, at around noon on Oct. 11.
Police are treating the death as unexplained, however preliminary investigations have indicated that the death is not considered suspicious.
Police are asking anyone who might have information to call Officer Clare Mowson at the Suffolk Police at 01473-613-500.
Explosives teams to search area where bombs discoveredLONGSTANTON — A team of Royal Air Force explosives experts will be searching an area near Longstanton, just west of Cambridge, where a number of unexploded World War II bombs were discovered.
Four bombs were found in a field over the past two weeks, three of which were destroyed. The fourth was removed from the area.
The RAF EOD team will be using special equipment to search the area for other bombs over the next three weeks.
“Unless further bombs are discovered, there will be no need to evacuate people from the area …,” said Cambridgeshire Police Superintendent Mick Gipp.
Police looking for thieves in equipment heistsMILDENHALL — Police are looking for information on a recent theft in Mildenhall and garage burglary in Lakenheath.
Sometime between Oct. 9 and 10 thieves stole equipment from a building site in Blenheim Road, Eriswell, and that same evening broke into a garage, stealing a compressor, pressure washer and Honda CRF mini motorcycle.
Officials are also looking for anyone who saw a white transit van driving up and down Undely Street over the past few days.
Anyone with information on either case, or on the white van, can contact police constable Michael Gleeson at 01473-613-500.
Statistics show less crime in CambridgeshireCAMBRIDGESHIRE — Crime has fallen in Cambridgeshire over the past six months, according to a recent police press release. The area is just west of RAFs Mildenhall and Lakenheath.
Violent crime dropped by 28.9 percent, from 8,332 to 5,922 incidents over the same time a year ago and robbery dropped 31.5 percent, from 419 incidents to 287 over that same time period.
Home burglary dropped by 8.1 percent, from 1,589 incidents to 1,461 and vehicle crimes dropped 3.1 percent.
The numbers of Cambridgeshire residents satisfied with police service also has risen.
“Our half-year results demonstrate that we’re having a real impact on crime,” said Chief Constable Julie Spence in the release. Later this month, according to the release, the United Kingdom’s Home Office and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary will publish performance reviews on English and Welsh police forces.