Two men have been charged and another bailed after three separate incidents where arrests have been made with the help of officers from the Cleveland Police Specialist Operations Unit.
In the first reported incident, police received a call about garages being broken into on Milbank Court in Stockton around 9:20pm on Tuesday 17th October.
Dog section officers carried out a search of the area and a 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. He has since been charged with burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal and is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on Friday 3rd November.
Around 11:55pm on Tuesday 17th October, a report was received of someone attempting to gain entry to a property on Jameson Road, Stockton.
Officers arrived and a police dog was deployed, who tracked a male several streets away who was hiding in a garden.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and bailed whilst enquiries continue.
On Wednesday 18th October, officers responded to a report of a male breaking into a motor vehicle on Liberton Avenue, Middlesbrough, around 12:10am.
A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted burglary, two counts of theft from a motor vehicle and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on Friday 3rd November.