Further arrests as Matrix team continue to disrupt criminality in Stockton
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At around 9pm on Wednesday 24 January Matrix officers alongside Neighbourhood Policing Officers and police dog Razor attended to a burglary at a garage on Hope Gardens following reports of a quad bike being stolen.
After arriving at the scene, the youths made off from police. However, Razor was swiftly on their heels and assisted in apprehending all four teenagers.
The males – aged between 16 and 18 – were arrested on suspicion of burglary and remain in police custody.
The quad bike has since been recovered by officers.
The team also assisted officers from the town’s Neighbourhood Policing Team with a warrant.
Two men, aged 37 and 32 were both detained at a flat on Ware Street.
They were arrested on suspicion of possession of class B and class C drugs and possession of CS gas, weapons were also seized from the address. Both men have since been released on bail while enquiries are ongoing.
Chief Inspector Darren Bainbridge said: “We’re continuing to disrupt criminal behaviour, and be a key support to local officers, to ensure we are protecting our community.
“PD Razor is also part of our team, and was instrumental in ensuring the four youths were safely and securely detained last night.”
The action also forms part of #NeighbourhoodPolicingWeek