Cleveland Police supports Rural Crime Week of action
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As part of the national Rural Crime Week of action, officers and volunteers were out and about across Cleveland to prevent rural crime in our communities.
Operation Checkpoint returned on Tuesday 19th September and Thursday 21st September with officers, special constables, fisheries enforcement officers and rural volunteers all banding together to patrol the local area.
Despite the wind and rain, officers carried out high visibility patrols visiting more than 30 farms as well as attending two village halls to engage with the community.
During the days of action, mobile patrols were carried out and three vehicles of interest were stopped with the occupants spoken to.
A number of anti-social behaviour hotspot areas, which are known for nuisance motorcycles and quads, were patrolled.
Fisheries enforcement officers also patrolled the River Tees and Lockwood Beck to target illegal fishing and poaching.
Officers will continue to be highly visible in our rural communities to help reduce the opportunity for people to commit crime as well as helping to make residents feel safer.
If you want to report crime or concerns to us, please call us on 101.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phone on 0800 555 111.