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: 22/09/2014

Date Time Location Task Type Result

21-9-14

02:30

South Bank

Search Crime

Search for male seen on open ground, possibly in possession of firearm. Large open areas searched and cleared.

21-9-14

02:00

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search for intruders in rear gardens of properties. Gardens and nearby premises searched with no trace of any persons.

21-9-14

00:40

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Assisted in the search for a male suspect believed to have been involved in an assault in the street. Area searched where offender last seen and confirmed clear.

17-9-14

02:35

Stockton

Search Crime

Search carried out following report of a prowler in the area. Area searched and confirmed to be clear.

17-9-14

02:20

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search carried out for male believed to be responsible for a burglary. Area searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

16-9-14

14:20

Stockton

Search Crime

Assisted in the search for suspect following possible cable theft. Domestic power lines searched and confirmed clear.

14-9-14

22:30

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Requested to search for a group of males on a suspected stolen quad bike believed to be responsible for criminal damage. Whilst searching, three suspects located by ground unit, vehicle then located by crew in rear garden of a domestic property. Officers directed and vehicle recovered.

14-9-14

22:00

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Search carried out for wanted male who had made off from officers. Area searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

14-9-14

20:30

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Requested to search for missing 11 year old female. Area searched as directed and female located in fields. Officers directed and female located safe and well.

13-9-14

21:50

Stockton

Search Other

Requested to search for a subject from a road traffic collision, area searched as directed. Ongoing enquiries.

13-9-14

1240

Thornaby

Community Event

Attended community event at Thornaby Academy.

13-9-14

00:40

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Assist units with a search of wooded areas for a suspect wanted in relation to a domestic violence incident. Thorough search conducted with no trace.

13-9-14

00:20

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Assist units with a search for any injured persons from a road traffic collision which a vehicle had overturned and the occupants were reported to have left the scene. Search conducted with no trace.

12-9-14

21:40

Stockton

Search Person

Assist with a search in the area of Surtees Bridge for a person reported to have been seen on the wrong side of the barriers. Whilst conducting the search, several youths were located at the location and believed to be the person reported.

12-9-14

19:25

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Assist with a search for a male who had failed to remain at the scene of a serious road traffic collision. Whilst searching a male believed to be involved was located by ground units.

12/09/14

00:36

Hartlepool

Concern for welfare

Deploy to search for male after concerns raised for his welfare. Area searched with no trace.

11/09/14

20:55

Billingham

Suspicious circs

Deploy to report of possible theft on railway line. On arrival, workmen located – believed call with good intent.

11/09/14

20:00

Hartlepool

Concern for welfare

Extensive area search carried out in conjunction with coastguard for vulnerable male who was located and ground units directed to him. He was then taken to safety.

11/09/14

13:55

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Assisted units with a search for suspects who abandoned a suspected stolen vehicle. Search conducted with no trace.

11/09/14

00.10

Middlesbrough

Missing person

Assisted officers in search for vulnerable missing male. Enquiries ongoing.

10/09/14

22.17

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Assisted local officers in searching for stolen property which was located and recovered.

10/09/14

22.05

Guisborough

Crime search

Assisted officers in searching for burglary suspects after burglary at commercial premises.

10/09/14

21.55

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Tasked to search park areas for burglary suspects. Four persons found but eliminated from enquiries.

10/09/14

21.45

Redcar

Concern for welfare

Assisted in search for vulnerable male around South Gare. Male located in a premises as aircraft searched.

10/09/14

21.30

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Assisted officers searching for burglary suspects.

10/09/14

21.20

Middlesbrough

Crime Search

Responded to assist officers search for persons who had thrown a brick at a moving vehicle, injuring the driver.

10/09/14

20.10

Hartlepool

Missing Person

Responded to assist in search for vulnerable elderly lady who was found by local officers as aircraft searched overhead.

10/09/14

19.15

Stockton

Missing Person

Responded to assist in search for vulnerable missing man who was found by local officer as aircraft arrived.

10-09-14

0230

Middlesbrough

Vehicle Pursuit

Vehicle pursued and abandoned, suspects made off on foot. Thermal search one suspect located and arrested.

10/09/14

02:20

Middlesbrough

Pursuit

Assisted in a search for males making off from a vehicle following a pursuit. Heat source located, officers directed and male detained.

10/09/14

01:20

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Assisted in search for male stealing items from boats at the marina. Male located as aircraft arrived on scene and stood down.

08/09/14

23:50

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Assisted in the search for missing teenage girl. Large open areas searched and cleared.

08/09/14

21:20

Wynyard

Concern For Welfare

Assisted in the search for possible injured person lying at the side of the A19. Search of A19 and surrounding fields carried out and confirmed clear.

08/09/14

11.40

Middlesbrough

Pursuit

Deploy to vehicle pursuit where vehicle had been lost – area search carried out – vehicle located some distance away by ground units.

08/09/14

01:15

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Requested to attend report of persons breaking into a motor vehicle. As aircraft arrived on scene three males were detained by ground units.

08/09/14

00:57

Redcar

Concern For Welfare

Search carried out for male believed to have been assaulted. Areas searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

07/09/14

13:15

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Requested to assist with a search for young persons near to Lazenby Village/Eston Hills, reportedly having been involved in fighting. Whilst conducting the search, three males located and ground officers directed to their location and left to make enquiries.

07/09/14

11:50

Middlesbrough

Search Crime

Requested to assist with a search for a male in possession of a rifle and seen heading into wooded area. Thorough search conducted with no trace.

07/09/14

00:15

Middlesbrough

Missing Person

Requested to search various open areas for missing 12 year olds. Located soon after.

06/09/14

23:15

Billingham

Pursuit

Attend report of vehicle failing to stop, vehicle lost prior to arrival but located by ground units a short time later and five males detained.

06/09/14

22:30

Hartlepool

Missing Person

Requested to search areas for a missing male. As aircraft arrived, male was located by ground unit.

06/09/14

20:45

Hartlepool

Search Crime

Whilst searching for a missing male, aircraft was targeted with a laser. Address identified and unit directed. Male and laser located at the premises, laser seized and male dealt with by officers.

06/09/14

20:30

Hartlepool

Missing Person

Requested to search areas for a missing male. Areas searched as directed and confirmed to be clear.

06/09/14

10:00

Thornaby

Missing Person

Search for missing 11 year old boy.

05/09/14

10:40

Skelton

Scene Search

Search for suspects from vehicle from serious collision which was crashed and abandoned. Also obtain evidential aerial photographs of scene.

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