Arrests across North Yorkshire
5:20pm 12th August 2011
UPDATE FROM NORTH YORKSHIRE ON INCREASED PATROLS IN THE COUNTY
The deployment of more patrols has also seen a significant fall in crime since the response began.
Projected figures for this year predicted 129 people would be victims of crime over the past 24 hours compared to 147 for the same time period last year.
However there have only been 87 crimes reported.
During this time North Yorkshire Police has taken the opportunity to target criminals using the extra resources along with providing the necessary reassurance to residents.
Officers on patrol in Selby on Thursday afternoon (11th August 2011) stopped a vehicle carrying three men on Charles Street. During a search of the vehicle a pair of scales were found and the men were taken to Selby police station to be interviewed by Trading Standards officials in relation to the buying and selling of gold.
A 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were arrested in Ripon this morning (Friday 12th August) following a drugs warrant at an address on Park Street. They remain in police custody for questioning on suspicion of possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply.
Further drug-related arrests were made in Scarborough this afternoon. Officers on patrol spotted a man being picked up in a vehicle and then getting out shortly afterwards. The man and the car were both stopped by officers and following a search, the car driver, a 25-year-old local man, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug with the intent to supply. The other man, aged 51, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug. Both men remain in police custody as enquiries continue.
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick, of North Yorkshire Police, said:
"In this time of national crisis our officers and staff have responded admirably to everything that has been asked of them.
"They have provided great reassurance to our communities during a period of uncertainty and unrest and their highly visible presence on the streets of North Yorkshire and the City of York has served as a great deterrent to any potential disorder.
"With more officers at our disposal over the last few days we have not only seen a fall in the number of victims of crime but we have taken the opportunity to make further use of our resources by targeting criminals."
Update on arrests in response to national disorder
A 20 year old man from Thirsk has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause violent disorder.
He remains in police custody to allow for further enquiries.
His arrest brings the total number of arrests in North Yorkshire to six.
Two other Thirsk men, aged 24 and 27, remain in police custody.
The two 18-year-old men from York, who were arrested this morning (Friday 12 August 2011) on suspicion of conspiracy to burglary, have been interviewed in custody and released without further action.
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