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Police crack down in York.

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12:06pm 30th March 2011

Ten people were arrested over the weekend as police continued their citywide crackdown on crime.

Operation Lion was launched in and around York city centre and since the initiative began on 14 March, police have made 36 arrests.

Officers have been providing a high-visibility presence in the city centre and the Westfield, Tang Hall and Hull Road areas.

On Saturday 26 March 2011, six people were arrested for various offences including theft, handling stolen goods, drug offences and violent disorder. Four more individuals were arrested the following day.

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Madgwick said:

“Over the weekend we managed to build on the success of Operation Lion...

“There will be no let up...

“Our communities deserve to live without fear of crimes.”

Operation Lion continues this week with officers offering a high-visibility presence in the city centre to protect residents and visitors from thieves.

       
Saturday arrests

* At around 7.15pm on Saturday night, a 17-year-old youth was arrested on Melrosegate, in connection with a theft from Jorvik Service Station, on Lawrence Street, the previous weekend.

He was taken into custody and has since been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

* A 19-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning, on Constantine Avenue. He was taken into custody and later charged with aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance and two counts of theft from a shop.

He appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday 28 March 2011, where he was remanded on bail, to reappear on Monday 9 May 2011.

He was arrested again on Monday and charged with breaching the conditions of his bail imposed by the court.

* At around 8pm on Saturday 26 March 2011, officers conducted a warrant at an address in Cromer Street and arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of violent disorder.

The man was alleged to have forced his way into a house on Burlington Avenue the previous night and assaulted the occupant.

He has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

* A 15-year-old youth was charged with fraud by false representation after he allegedly swapped price tags at T K Maxx in the city centre, at around 5.30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011.

He is due to appear before York Youth Court on Tuesday 5 April 2011.

* At around 7.45am officers arrested a 30-year-old man at Robinson Court, on suspicion of committing a burglary at Falsgrave Crescent, the previous week.

He was taken into custody and later charged with burglary and attempted burglary.

Sunday arrests

* A 39-year-old man was arrested at around 3.40pm on Sunday 27 March 2011 and subsequently charged, with breaching his bail conditions, handling stolen goods and possession of Class B drugs.

He appeared at York Magistrates’ Court yesterday (28 March) and was remanded on bail, to reappear on Tuesday 5 April 2011.

* A 20-year-old man was arrested at around 12.15am on Sunday 27 March 2011, on Micklegate, by officers investigating an allegation of assault.

He was taken into police custody but was later released with no further action.

* Officers arrested a 41-year-old man on Gale Lane on suspicion of theft and affray, after investigations into an incident at Tesco, Askham Bar.

The man allegedly threatened a security guard when he was detained for theft from the store on 20 March 2011.

He has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

* A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray, assault and theft, after an incident at Hawkshead Close at around 4pm on Sunday 27 March 2011.

He was detained in custody overnight and was charged with all three offences the following day.

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