Two more people were arrested as Cleveland Police’s Matrix Team continue to disrupt criminality in our communities.
Whilst on patrol on Sunday 28th January in Skelton, the Matrix Team were deployed to Coniston Road, Skelton, following reports a motorbike was stolen from Windermere Drive, Skelton.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and was bailed pending further enquiries. The motorbike was recovered and it has since been returned to its owner.
Later that day, the team were deployed to Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, following sightings of a suspected stolen vehicle.
Officers attended the scene but the vehicle reportedly failed to stop for police and a short pursuit took place.
The vehicle entered the Crossfell Road area before one male exited the vehicle and reportedly made off on foot.
With the assistance of the drone and the Dog Unit, a 17-year-old male was detained and arrested. The vehicle was also recovered.
He was subsequently charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, and failing to stop and he was bailed to appear at court next month.
Chief Inspector Darren Bainbridge said: “The Matrix Team will continue to target those who cause harm to our communities and put users of our road networks in danger.
“I’d like to thank our partners and the public for their continued support as we relentlessly pursue those who seek to benefit from crime.
“I would encourage anyone with information regarding criminal or suspicious activity to come forward and let us know by calling 101, or through the Independent charity Crimestoppers who can be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phone on 0800 555 111.”