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: 14/11/2014

Date Time Location Task Type Result

14/11/14

01:05

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Crime

Crime search for males Eston / South Bank area. Ongoing enquiries.

14/11/14

00:25

Stockton

Search Crime

Requested to search for male wanted in connection with an assault. Subject located and officers directed. One arrest made.

13/11/14

23:00

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Crime

Requested to search for subjects trespassing with firearms, area searched and confirmed clear.

12/11/14

22:00

Hartlepool

Pursuit

Deploy to report of vehicle which had failed to stop for traffic unit. Vehicle lost prior to arrival – area searched with no trace.

12/11/14

19:00

Stockton

Suspicious vehicle

Deploy to report of units following vehicle on stolen plates. Once on scene, vehicle stopped by ground units for further enquiries.

12/11/14

00:45

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Request to search gardens following report of a prowler disturbed. On arrival area search carried out, whilst doing so person found to be a local resident returning home.

11/11/14

23:45

Yarm

Missing Person

Requested to search open areas for a missing female, whilst searching the female was located.

11/11/14

17:10

Redcar

Search Crime

Request to assist with a search for suspects on a motorbike, possibly in possession of a firearm. Area search conducted with no trace.

11/11/14

15:10

Middlesbrough

Search Vehicle

Assisted units with a search for a suspected stolen motor vehicle. Whilst conducting the search, the subject vehicle was located and officers directed to its location.

11/11/14

14:30

New Marske

Missing Person

Request to conduct an extensive search of rear gardens and open ground for a missing male. Search conducted with no trace.

11/11/14

11:50

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Request to search for two missing females. Area search conducted with no trace.

11/11/14

10:20

Kirkleatham

Search Crime

Request to assist with a search for suspects on a motorbike, possibly in possession of a firearm. Area search conducted with no trace.

11/11/14

01:20

Hartlepool

Missing from home

Request to search open ground areas for group of persons reported missing. Area searched with no trace.

11/11/14

01:10

Middlesbrough

Wanted Person

Search for wanted male who had been sighted in area. Search carried out with no trace.

10/11/14

23:40

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Request to carry out open ground search for missing male. Area searched as requested and cleared

10/11/14

23:20

Dormanstown

Burglary

Search for suspects following report of possible burglary – once on scene, possible suspect located and units directed to location and male stopped. Further enquiries found that the male was not involved.

10/11/14

23:10

Middlesbrough

Concern for welfare

Deploy to assist in search for vulnerable male. Area search carried out of initial area around home address. Male located by ground units some distance away.

10/11/14

21:45

Yarm

Burglary

Deploy to report of possible break in progress – once on scene, area search carried out but no offenders or scene located. Area confirmed clear.

10/11/14

15:00

Middlesbrough

Vehicle Pursuit

Respond to report of vehicle failing to stop for units. Pursuit aborted prior to arrival and vehicle lost.

10/11/14

14:40

Lazenby

Search

Search for male who had made off from officers, wanted in connection with criminal damage.

10/11/14

14:40

Saltburn

Missing Person

Search for missing female, concerns for her safety. Female located and officers guided to her location.

9/11/14

02:35

Redcar

Missing Person

Search for a female in Redcar who was located safe and well by officers.

9/11/14

01:00

Moorsholme

Road traffic collision

Search for persons from serious collision – search negative

8/11/14

23:00

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Search for vulnerable missing man.

8/11/14

22:30

Middlesbrough

Arrest Attempt

Assist officers at location in connection with an arrest.

8/11/14

21:00

Middlesbrough

Vehicle Pursuit

Search area of abandoned vehicle – area cleared.

8/11/14

13:00

Middlesbrough

Public safety

Downlink and scene management at serious fire. Flown as requested.

8/11/14

09:40

Stockton

Missing Person

Search for vulnerable person. Whilst searching open ground and woodland the male was located nearby by ground units.

8/11/14

09:10

Redcar

Concern for welfare

Search for person following location of vehicle on the beach which had been submerged by the tide. Area searched with no trace.

8/11/14

00:30

Middlesbrough

Search Vehicle

Assist with a search for a quad bike reportedly being driven in a dangerous manner with several persons onboard. Thorough search conducted with no trace.

7/11/14

02:10

Wolviston

Road traffic collision

Search for injured parties believed to have made off from collision. Searchable area cleared.

6/11/14

14:20

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Assist officers with a search for a missing female. Cancelled whilst on way as female was found.

4/11/14

15:55

Stockton

Crime Search

Assist with a search for a suspect believed to be in possession with a firearm. Search conducted with no trace.

4/11/14

12:55

Stockton

Crime Search

Assist with a search for three males wanted in connection with theft of cable. Search conducted with no trace.

04/11/14

00:10

South Bank

Crime Search

Search for intruders in open area which was clear.

03/11/14

19:00

Billingham

Missing Person

Search for elderly female. Search negative and stood down by ground units.

03/11/14

18:45

Norton

Missing Person

Search for elderly male after concerns raised by a member of the public. Search for male negative.

02/11/14

20:35

Guisborough

Search Crime

Requested to search for males reportedly stealing property from a commercial unit. On arrival four males located by crew with a large amount of property next to a vehicle. Males then got into the vehicle and made off. Officers directed and vehicle stopped and arrests made. Property suspected stolen from a commercial premises nearby.

02/11/14

20:30

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Crime

Search carried out for intruders in a derelict building. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

02/11/14

20:20

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Crime

Search carried out for intruders in a compound. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

02/11/14

19:55

Stockton

Search Crime

Search carried out for a male in the street believed to be in possession of a large knife. Male located by ground unit and detained.

02/11/14

13:50

New Marske

Missing Person

Search for missing male, enquiries ongoing.

02/11/14

01:40

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Search carried out for males seen in compound of a building site, area searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

02/11/14

01:20

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search carried out following two males being disturbed in a garden. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

02/11/14

00:55

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search carried out following male being disturbed in a garden. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

01/11/14

22:40

Middlesbrough

Search Vehicle

Search carried out following sighting of a suspected stolen motorbike. Area searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

01/11/14

22:05

Thornaby

Vehicle Pursuit

Attend report of vehicle failing to stop for police. Vehicle abandoned prior to arrival and five persons made off. Area search carried out and two persons located by crew in the woods and another two located nearby by ground units.

01/11/14

02:05

Stockton

Laser Incident

Whilst on task aircraft was subjected to several strikes with a laser. Premises located and officers directed to the man in the premises was identified.

01/11/14

01:20

Stockton

Missing Person

Requested to assist with search for a missing 12 year old. Whilst searching the area female was located by a ground unit.

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