11 Arrests and Drugs Seized During Operation Artemis
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11 arrests were made and officers seized drugs, an air rifle and an electric bike during Operation Artemis across Redcar and Cleveland yesterday, Tuesday 18th July.
At an address on Bolckow Street in Grangetown, a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
An air rifle was also seized by police at this address.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of dangerous driving after an incident where a quad bike was reportedly driven at speed with young children on board.
A 35-year-old man was given a caution for possession of cannabis which was found at an address on Woodhouse Road, Guisborough.
A 16-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of burglary at an address in Grangetown.
A man was arrested at an address on Windsor Court, Grangetown, on suspicion of possession of class B drugs and possession of criminal property.
A cannabis farm of 29 plants, believed to be worth around £24,000 was seized in the Normanby area and enquiries continue to identify those responsible. A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.
As officers took another man to custody, they came across a man running from Lidl on Newport Road in Middlesbrough, who was chased on foot and detained on suspicion of shoplifting.
At an address on Wilton Avenue in Dormanstown, 100 rocks of suspected crack cocaine were seized and a woman was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.
In an incident dealt with by Harbour Police, a driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Two further arrests were made yesterday evening; a woman arrested on suspicion of burglary and another woman arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.
An electric bike was also seized after it was found in a property in Grangetown, suspected of being used in possible drugs activity and used in a fail to stop incident earlier in the week.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Trading Standards joined police on a visit to commercial premises and licensing checks were carried out at a number of licensed premises, with no issues found.
Operation Endurance patrols were carried out by roads policing officers yesterday afternoon and into the evening and there were further patrols of the area around Majuba car park and the surrounding area which has a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). No tickets were issued for breaches of the PSPO.
Officers also carried out a residents survey regarding crime and antisocial behaviour with residents at Helmsley House in Guisborough, in conjunction with Beyond Housing.
Redcar and Cleveland Detective Chief Inspector Dave Snaith said: “Yesterday was a fantastic day of results which were as a result of information coming to us from our local communities. We cannot carry out operations like this without their assistance, and so I’d like to thank them for coming forward and telling us their concerns so that we can act on them.
“I’d also like to thank the partner agencies involved for coming together to get the results we wanted for the people living and working here. Operations like this will continue, we do carry out activity like this day in and day out however yesterday was a real show of force that we won’t tolerate crime and antisocial behaviour here in Redcar and Cleveland.”