Helicopter Watch

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

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.

2015

Last updated: 10th April 2015

Date Time Location Task Type Result

05-04-15

23:35

Redcar and Cleveland

Search Crime

Requested to search for two males disturbed following a burglary. On arrival area searched and confirmed to be clear.

05-04-15

21:50

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Deployed to sighting of a suspected stolen vehicle. Vehicle located by ground unit whilst searching and driver was detained.

05-04-15

20:40

Stockton

Search Crime

Requested to search for males acting suspiciously at a farm. False alarm as males allowed to be on the land.

04-04-15

23:15

Stockton

Crime Search

Requested to assist with a search for suspected lampers on private land. Search conducted with no trace.

04-04-15

23:05

Grangetown

Crime Search

Requested to assist with a search for possible intruders within the ICI Wilton Plant. Search conducted with no trace.

03-04-15

00:35

Billingham

Search Crime

Attended report of a male involved in a dispute. Whilst searching the crew observed a vehicle driving erratically in the estate. Units were directed and driver was found to be driving with excess alcohol and arrested.

03-04-15

00:15

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Requested to search property following report of prowlers. Area searched as requested and confirmed to be clear.

02-04-15

23:55

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Requested to assist officers searching for males believed to be responsible for a burglary. Prior to arrival two males located and arrested. Search carried out and confirmed.

02-04-15

18:50

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Requested to search for male on a stolen mountain bike seen in the area. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

02-04-15

18:40

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Requested to assist units searching for three males wanted in connection with a robbery. On arrival, area search commenced and three males surrendered to an officer. All three males arrested.

02-04-15

12:20

Saltburn

Concern for Safety

Searched for male on the cliffs at Saltburn. Search area cleared.

01-04-2015

23:45

Stockton

Concern For Welfare

Searched the scene of a road traffic collision for possible injured person. Area searched and confirmed clear.

01-04-2015

20:25

Stockton

Missing Person

Requested to search for vulnerable missing male. Area searched and cleared with ongoing enquiries.

01-04-2015

12:10

Skelton

Missing Person

Requested to search for a vulnerable missing person. Located the male and dirrected officers to him.

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