Residents thanked for their help as Redcar & Cleveland burglaries decrease by more than a fifth.
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Police have thanked communities across Redcar and Cleveland for providing information which has helped see numerous people arrested for house burglaries.
In the last 30 days, the district has seen a 22% reduction in these burglaries when compared with the same period last year and officers are urging the public to continue to tell us who is committing crime and where so they can take action against suspected offenders.
Officers work with intelligence and analyst colleagues to identify and gather information on the current top five targets for trending crimes (including house burglary) so they can deal with suspects as a priority.
In just the last month, four male suspects have been charged with burglary and remanded.
And two men were charged in connection with multiple offences in the Guisborough area and are now in prison.
Another man, 23, was charged with aggravated burglary and he’s being monitored while the case goes through the judicial process.
Additional plain clothed patrols are deployed to the areas which police have identified as most affected, and officers work with local partner agencies to monitor anyone (juvenile or adult) who’s been bailed to make sure they’re keeping to any sanctions issued by the courts.
Redcar CID Chief Inspector Dave Snaith said: “We rely on – and very much welcome - community intelligence to complement the information we’re already gathering and which is reviewed on a daily basis. It really does help us see what the bigger picture is so we can focus our resources efficiently and effectively.
“My detectives, supported by neighbourhood and response colleagues, have been working tirelessly – and often very long hours – to identify, arrest and deal with suspects for house burglary; their efforts are clearly having results.
“If you do provide information you might not see us taking action straight away but behind the scenes our officers will be working hard and planning what action to take and when, so we can achieve the best possible outcome.”
You can report crime online on the Cleveland Police website or by phoning the 101 number (always use 999 in an emergency).
If you don’t want to speak to police you can pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning 0800 555 111.