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: 01/09/2014

Date Time Location Task Type Result

31/8/14

17:00

Stockton

Crime Search

Whilst heading back to base crew observed a male on a motorcycle driving at speed through park where children were playing. Bike followed until it was abandoned and the male rider made off. Unit directed to him and one male detained.

31/8/14

16:45

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Diverted to report of three young children reported missing. Whilst searching the area children returned home safe and well.

31/8/14

16:15

Middlesbrough

Pursuit

Attend report of vehicle failing to stop for police, whilst en-route vehicle was abandoned. On arrival search carried out and confirmed to be clear.

31/8/14

11:00

Stockton

Crime Search

Further request to search for outstanding robbery suspect. Search negative.

31/8/14

09:15

Stockton

Crime Search

Search for suspects believed to be responsible for robbery. One suspect located by ground patrols – search for outstanding suspect with no trace.

31/8/14

00:30

Redcar

Crime Search

Search for suspects from scene of burglary.

30/8/14

23:55

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Search of large industrial compound and rooftop of retail premises following report of intruders on site and alarm activation.

30/8/14

23:45

Loftus

Concern for Safety

Search for elderly male following reports indicating concern for well being.

30/8/14

19:30

Stockton

Concern for Safety

Search for a vulnerable male.

30/8/14

12:27

Redcar and Cleveland

Crime Search

Search for subjects from an abandoned vehicle, persons located and arrested.

30/8/14

02:15

Hartlepool

Missing Person / Crime Search

Search for a missing male at Crimdon & West View missing following a domestic dispute. Search negative.

30/8/14

00:20

Billingham

Crime Search

Attend burglary in progress but on arrival – scene clear and no offences.

30/8/14

00:10

Thornaby

Intruders on Site

Search garage area at High Leven – search negative.

29/8/14

20:00

Stockton

Concern for Safety

Report of males on school roof at Portrack. Search negative – roof clear.

28/8/14

15:20

Middlesbrough

Op support

Attended Middlesbrough to provide assistance at incident where a vulnerable male had made off from police onto rooftops.

28/8/14

20:10

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Assisted ground units with a search for two suspects in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle. Whilst searching both suspects located by ground units.

28/8/14

02.40

Hemlington

Search Vehicle

Deploy after a car made off from officers. Car located abandoned. Officers directed to it. No persons found.

27/8/14

15:30

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Self deployed to a vehicle pursuit, Hartlepool. Persons made off on foot. Subjects located by aircraft and detained.

27/8/14

01:10

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Assist units with a search of rear gardens for suspects involved in an assault. Search conducted with no trace.

27/8/14

00:50

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Assist units with a search for a suspect involved in an assault. Search conducted with no trace.

24/8/14

00:05

Stockton

Concern For Welfare

Search carried out of the A19 flyover following reports of a male walking in carriageway. Male located and officers directed to him where he was removed him from the location.

23/8/14

00:50

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Assist officers searching for a prowler who had been disturbed. Area searched as directed and confirmed male no longer in the area.

23/8/14

00:35

Stockton

Road Traffic Collision

Attend report of a vehicle involved in a collision and on fire. Vehicle located in field, officers directed and area search for occupants carried out and confirmed to be clear.

22/8/14

22:55

Thornaby

Concern for Welfare

Requested to assist officers following concerns for the welfare of a male in Thornaby. Male located by crew officers directed and male detained.

22/8/14

22:35

Hartlepool

Missing Person

Attend report of a missing elderly male who was located safe and well by ground units.

22/8/14

21:10

Stockton

Missing Person

Search carried out for missing person. Area searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

22/8/14

13:00

Redcar

Missing Person

Search for missing male in Redcar to Saltburn – negative search.

22/08/14

02:25

Hartlepool

Suspect Search

Search carried out for suspected stolen vehicle. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

21/08/14

14:00

Middlesbrough

Suspect Search

Search carried out for suspected stolen vehicle. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

20/08/14

23:40

Middlesbrough

Concern for welfare

Aircraft assisted in the search for a vulnerable male. Whilst searching male turned up at home address.

20/08/14

17:00 & 18:55

Middlesbrough

Concern for Welfare

Aircraft attended twice to assist in the search for a vulnerable female. Large areas and main routes searched with no trace.

19/08/14

18:00

Eston

Search Vehicle

Assisted in the search for a suspected stolen motor vehicle from the North Yorkshire area. Large areas searched with no trace.

17/08/14

23:10

Skelton/Brotton

Suspect search

Resume search for suspects possibly in possession of firearms.

17/08/14

23:00

Hartlepool

Vehicle Pursuit

Respond to report of vehicle failing to stop. Vehicle abandoned prior to arrival, search for suspects.

17/08/14

22:30

Brotton

Suspect Search

Search for suspects believed to be responsible for damage and reported to be in possession of a firearm.

17/08/14

20:45

Hartlepool

Vehicle Search

Search for 4x4 vehicle which had failed to stop for officers and made off across open land.

16/08/14

00:55

Billingham

Search Suspects

Search for intruders reported to be within industrial compound. Four persons located hiding inside storage container and vehicle located near by.

14/08/14

00:30

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Assisted units with a search for a suspect wanted for several offences and had made off from police on a pedal cycle. Search conducted with no trace.

13/08/14

22:45

Stockton

Missing Person

Request to attend Stockton and assist with searching bridges for a vulnerable missing male. Whilst searching the male was located by ground units.

12/08/14

22:40

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search for subjects believed to be responsible for criminal damage. Area searched as directed and confirmed clear, units resumed.

12/08/14

12:40

Yarm

Concern for welfare

Requested to search the river following a report of three young children swimming in the river. Whilst conducting a search, police were informed that children had left the river and walked off. Nearby area searched and confirmed to be clear.

12/08/14

12:10

Stockton

Search Crime

Search carried out for male possibly in possession of a firearm. Area searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

11/08/14

01:50

Yarm

Concern for welfare

Search of river bank following call from bar staff expressing concern for male – area searched and confirmed clear.

11/08/14

01:20

Hartlepool

Search crime

Search of compound carried out following burglary at scrap metal plant. Area searched and male located by ground units. Search for outstanding suspect confirmed area clear.

10/08/14

02:00

Middlesbrough

Concern for welfare

Search areas of open ground around crashed vehicle for possible injured persons. Whilst searching male arrested by ground units walking from crash site.

09/08/14

10:00

Redcar

Missing Person

Assist units with a search along the coastline for a missing female. Thorough search conducted with no trace.

09/08/14

01:45

Middlesbrough

Suspect Search

Deploy to vehicle making off from ground units – lost prior to arrival – area search carried out for vehicle/persons on foot with no trace.

08/08/14

20:00

Guisborough

Suspect Search

Search for male having made off from stolen crashed motor car. Extensive search conducted with no trace.

08/08/14

11:00

Wolviston

Vehicle Follow

Assist with stop of stolen vehicle, downlink provided to command room. Vehicle stopped without incident. Occupants arrested.

07/08/14

12:15

Thornaby

Suspect Search

Search for suspect from aggravated burglary. Provide containment of address and downlink images to control room.

07/08/14

11:40

A19

Vehicle

Search

Assist with tactical stop of vehicle which had failed to stop for officers in North Yorkshire. Driver arrested in connection with drug offences.

06/05/14

23:45

Stockton

Crime Search

Requested to assist officers searching for the occupants of a vehicle that had been abandoned. Search carried out and three males located in wooded area. Officers directed and one male detained.

05/08/14

21:10

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Deploy to vehicle failing to stop for police, whilst en-route vehicle was lost and found abandoned a short time later. Area search carried out and confirmed to be clear.

05/08/14

13:05

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Assist with stop of suspected stolen vehicle, downlink provided to command room. Vehicle stopped without incident.

05/08/14

10:30

Hartlepool

Missing Person

Search of Marina, sea front and rail tracks for vulnerable missing person.

05/08/14

01:10

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Requested to search for occupants of a vehicle believed to be poaching on private land. Vehicle located by crew and officers directed to it. Vehicle stopped and males dealt with.

05/08/14

00:35

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Requested to carryout an area search for person believed to be responsible for a burglary. Area searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

04/08/14

22:45

Redcar and Cleveland

Missing Person

Requested to assist with search for missing male following a recent sighting. Areas searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

04/08/14

22:35

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search carried out following reports of a possible gun shot. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

04/08/14

22:25

Redcar and Cleveland

Missing Person

Requested to assist with search for missing male. Areas searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

04/08/14

22:00

Redcar and Cleveland

Missing Person

Requested to assist with search for missing male. Area searched as directed, whilst searching male located and officers directed to him.

04/08/14

14:05

Redcar

Crime

Whilst searching missing person, burglary in progress in Redcar. Attend to assist. Assistance given.

04/08/14

15:30

Eston

Missing Person

Search Eston / Flatts Lane area for missing male. Search as directed – negative result.

03/08/14

21:00

Wynyard

Search Crime

Request to assist with a search of wooded areas for three intruders on private land. All persons located and ground units dealing.

03/08/14

16:15

Stockton

Concern for welfare

Request to assist in the search for distressed vulnerable male. As aircraft arrived on scene the male was located by ground officers.

03/08/14

16:00

Boulby

Concern for welfare

Female injured whilst out walking in unknown location. Aircraft conducted search and located female. Officer directed to the scene to assess injuries.

03/08/14

15:45

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Group of youths with possible stolen moped. Located males and moped and directed officers. One male detained and moped seized.

03/08/14

15:35

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Assisted in the search for a 4 x 4 having made off from police. Areas searched as directed with no trace.

03/08/14

02:50

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Assist with search for person who made off from scene of a burglary. As aircraft arrived on scene, wanted person located by ground units hiding in nearby house.

03/08/14

01:00

Eston

Search Other

Search of open areas close to Flatts Lane after reports of sounds of gunshots. Requested areas searched and cleared.

02/08/14

02:00

Eston

Search Crime

Requested to assist with a search for several suspects believed to be responsible for criminal damage. Whilst searching, suspects located, however, further enquiries confirmed that no offences had been committed.

02/08/14

01:30

Redcar

Search Crime

Request to assist with a search for suspects on Coatham Marshes, wanted in connection with a stolen vehicle. Area search carried out with no trace.

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