26 arrests in York in the last three weeks
6:28pm 20th August 2010
(Updated 10:29am 21st August 2010)
Four warrants have been executed in York (Friday 20th August 2010) under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
North Yorkshire Police have today arrested five people for a variety of offences; including drug possession, suspicion of burglary and assault and theft of a motor vehicle.
All five remain in police custody tonight.
Officers have also recovered a quantity of drugs, two stolen motorbikes, a pedal cycle and a cattle prod.
In the last three weeks 26 arrests have been made as part of the force's Operation Drystone.
BACKGROUND TO OPERATION
As a result of the raids five people were arrested for a variety of offences.
A 33 year old local woman was arrested for possession of class B drugs following a warrant at an address in Acomb.
Following a further raid another 30 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of burglary at a house in Fulford.
A 42 year old local man was detained after officers stopped a car he was travelling in and noticed that Doncaster Magistrates’ Court have issued a warrant for his arrest.
A 35 year old man was arrested on suspicion of assault after officers caught up with him on Speculation Street in the Walmgate area.
A 30 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.
Inspector Mark Gee, who helped to coordinate the operation said: “Over the past three weeks the team has enjoyed some fantastic results which sends out a positive message to the residents of York that we are taking action against prolific offenders.
“This team is designed to build on the successes we have had recently in reducing crime in the City of York.
“These highly motivated and skilled officers are able to utilise a range of tactical options to focus on and target criminals who seek to commit crime at the expense of ordinary, law abiding citizens.”
Since the operation began four people have been arrested after warrants were issued for failure to appear at court.
Three people have been arrested following warrants executed under the Theft Act.
And 14 other arrests have been made for offences such as robbery, possession of class A and class B drugs, cycle theft, burglary, theft from vehicles and recall to prison.
Officers trained in method of entry techniques and specialist search skills, have also recovered numerous items of property stolen during robberies, thefts and burglaries throughout York.
Inspector Gee, added: “We have been able to achieve these results through information provided by local residents.
“If the police and the public continue to work together, we can maintain the drive to reduce crime and ensure the City of York remains a safe place to live.”
The initiative is ongoing throughout York and Operation Drystone will continue to provide extra resources to help the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams in the fight against crime.
(Image: Inspector Mark Gee)
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