More arrests as police target York criminals
4:04pm 23rd September 2010
York police made a number of arrests yesterday as they continue to tackle local priorities across the city.
12 suspects were arrested for a variety of offences including robbery, burglary, cycle theft and drug dealing, as officers continue to act on issues that matter to residents.
A busy day of police action resulted in officers making significant progress in a number of investigations.
Chief Inspector Dave Hannan, of York Safer Neighbourhood Command, said:
"The arrests show that we are actively seeking to tackle the priorities that have been set for us by local residents.
"We are determined to disrupt the activities of criminals who are causing concerns for law-abiding people in our communities.
"Our officers are committed to responding quickly and effectively to these types of crimes and bringing the offenders to justice at the earliest possible opportunity.
"We will continue to target people who are committing crimes in York and ensure that the city remains one of the safest in the country."
An increase in cycle thefts at York St John University and the University of York has seen officers paying extra attention to both campuses.
Following police investigations into the theft of a bike at York St John University on Monday 20 September 2010, an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident yesterday afternoon. He has been released on bail as enquiries continue.
At around 7.45pm last night officers responded to reports that a bike shed had been broken into at James College, Heslington Road on the University of York campus.
After a search of the area, three youths - two 13-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy - were located and arrested on suspicion of theft of cycles. They remain in police custody as enquiries continue.
Four arrests were also made by officers investigating a number of burglaries throughout York.
On Sunday 19 September 2010 police were called after a 2-in-1 burglary on Jute Road in Acomb. A Ford Focus was taken after an offender had entered the victim's house before stealing the keys to the vehicle.
Following enquiries a 22-year-old local man was arrested in York city centre yesterday afternoon, in connection with the incident.
A-42-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of burglary by officers investigating a break-in on Bridge Street in the city centre on Sunday 1 August 2010.
The man, who was arrested in the Groves yesterday morning has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested also yesterday morning by officers investigating a burglary on Water Lane on Saturday 18 September 2010.
He has been released on bail as investigations continue.
Police were called to an address in Haxby at around 11.20pm after reports of an attempted burglary.
Officers arrived at the scene and arrested a 17-year-old man nearby in connection with the incident. He has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.
Police arrested two people suspected of possessing class A drugs with the intent to supply following a warrant at a house in Huntington.
Officers raided the property in Saddlers Close at around 5.25pm and found a quantity of controlled drugs, believed to be heroin.
A 21-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were arrested and have been released on bail as enquiries continue.
Following an appeal in the local media, two 17-year-old boys from Pickering were arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Police released CCTV footage of two suspects thought to have been involved in an incident on Monkgate in the early hours of Saturday 11 September 2010.
As a direct result of the media appeal the suspects were arrested and have been released on bail as enquiries continue.
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