Helicopter Watch

Find out what the Cleveland Police Helicopter has been doing in your area.

NPAS Cleveland Police Helicopter

NPAS Tees Valley

The helicopter, based at Durham Tees Valley airport, supports numerous areas of operational policing and is equipped with thermal imaging cameras for locating criminals and missing people. It is a known fact that it takes the equivalent of 454 officer hours to search an area that a helicopter can do in 12 minutes.

This page is intended to provide basic information to the general public regarding the work of the police helicopter and will be updated on a daily basis. Weekend and public holiday updates will appear on the next working day.

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Please note that not all items are always listed due to operational sensitivity or ongoing investigation.

2014

Last updated: 13/10/2014

Date Time Location Task Type Result

12/10/2014

22:00

Middlesbrough

Missing person

Search for missing male, concerns for welfare. Male returned to home address.

12/10/2014

21:45

Redcar

Missing Person

Search for missing female, concern for welfare.

12/10/2014

20:00

Thornaby

Crime Search

Search for suspects following attempted theft of plant machinery.

12/10/2014

18:20

Eston

Crime

Provide tactical cover and containment and downlink images to command room during firearms incident and investigative searches.

12/10/2014

16:30

Eston

Crime Search

Area searched for male believed to have firearm. Aircraft gave containment for searching purposes.

11/10/2014

20:25

Wilton

Crime Search

Request to carry out search of open areas following report of attempted break to residential home. Area search carried out which confirmed area was clear.

11/10/2014

19:25

Redcar

Missing Person

Request to search for a vulnerable missing male. Extensive area search carried out and man eventually located safe and well after large scale search.

11/10/2014

19:20

Hartlepool

Missing Person

Request to search for child who had walked off from home address and was subsequently reported as missing – child located as aircraft arrived on scene.

10/10/2014

01:45

Stockton

Crime Search

Reported intruders in commercial compound, thermal search confirmed area clear.

10/10/2014

01:30

Stockton

Crime Search

Reported burglary, search for suspects in rear gardens.

10/10/2014

01:00

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Search for off road motorcycle believed to be used in crime – search negative in Park End / Thorntree area.

10/10/2014

00:00

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Assisted units following reports of two persons seen on a building site. Area search with assistance from dog section. Area cleared.

9/10/2014

21:15

Stockton

Missing Person

Search for missing female who was located by ground units whilst aircraft overhead.

8/10/2014

02:20

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Search for missing female who was located by ground units whilst aircraft overhead.

7/10/2014

00:55

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Assisted with a search for a suspect wanted for an attempted theft of a motor vehicle parked on a driveway. Whilst conducting a search the suspect was located units were guided to him. He was then arrested.

7/10/2014

00:10

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Assisted units with a search for suspects who had been in a vehicle and had failed to stop for police, abandoned it and made off on foot. Thorough search conducted with no trace.

6/10/2014

15:15

Stockton

Search

Other

Requested to search for vehicle reported as off the road following an RTC. Emergency units unable to locate scene. Area searched confirmed clear.

6/10/2014

12:15

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Other

Requested to search for stolen property from a burglary. Area searched as directed and confirmed clear.

6/10/2014

12:15

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Other

Requested to search for stolen property from a burglary. Area searched as directed and confirmed clear.

5/10/2014

23:45

Guisborough

Search crime

Area search for males sighted on roof of residential address – males located and units directed to location. Call with good intent – males found to be electrical engineers.

5/10/2014

23:20

Dormanstown

Pursuit

Deploy to vehicle failing to stop for police. Vehicle stopped and occupants made off prior to arrival. Area search carried out with no trace.

5/10/2014

22:50

Stockton

Pursuit

Deploy to vehicle failing to stop for police, possibly driven by a wanted male. Vehicle located by aircraft and ground units directed to location where the driver was arrested.

4/10/2014

14:10

Guisborough

Search Vehicle

Assisted with a search for a motor vehicle which had been reported to have left the road whilst traveling at high speed. Thorough search conducted with no trace.

4/10/2014

15:00

Middlesbrough

Vehicle Search

Requested to assist with a search for several off-road motorbikes being ridden in an anti-social manner. Whilst searching, we located the motorbikes and directed officers to them.

3/10/2014

23:00

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Report of males in works compound. Three males located by aircraft, officers directed in to hiding places and males detained.

3/10/2014

22:20

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Search of large allotment areas for male believed to be responsible for an assault. Areas searched no trace.

3/10/2014

21:00

Stockton

Concern for welfare

Search of railway lines for vulnerable male. Area searched as directed and cleared.

3/10/2014

17:00

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Assisted officers with a search for a vulnerable missing person. Whilst searching, the person was found by ground officers safe and well.

3/10/2014

12:10

Stockton

Search Crime

Assisted with a search for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault using a bladed article. Thorough search conducted with no trace.

02/10/2014

23:55

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search for male believed to have made off from a vehicle which had failed to stop. Male located running from hiding place as aircraft overhead.

02/10/2014

20:15

Hartlepool

Concern For Welfare

Search for missing 10-year-old child. Open areas and parks searched with no trace. Male located by family member whilst aircraft searching.

02/10/14

20:05

Stockton

Search Crime

Search for juvenile male wanted in connection with an outstanding offence. Male located by ground officers whilst aircraft searching

02/10/14

19:50

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Large open areas searched for persons firing weapons near to houses. Believed lawful shoot on private land. On searching, no persons located.

02/10/14

11:30

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Search for suspects who reportedly abandoned a vehicle and went to ground after foot pursuit by officers.

01/10/14

22:25

Middlesbrough

Search Missing person

Requested to search for a 15 year old missing girl. Area searched as directed and confirmed clear. On going enquiries.

01/10/14

20:40

Stockton

Public

Order

Downlink footage required for control room of incident. Officers directed accordingly to area.

01/10/14

20:23

Stockton

Search Crime

Requested to search for vehicle and driver believed to be responsible for criminal damage, both located and detained.

01/10/14

01:50

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Crime

Requested to search for two persons seen breaking in to property, area searched and confirmed clear.

01/10/14

01:20

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Crime

Requested to search for a stolen vehicle, vehicle located. On going enquiries.

01/10/14

01:05

Redcar and Cleveland

Crime search

Requested to search for two persons seen breaking in to property, area searched and confirmed clear.

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