Operation Artemis is a new initiative which will bring together force resources and regional partners each month in a different district.
Operation Artemis kicks off in Middlesbrough this morning, starting with a briefing by District Commander Superintendent Marc Anderson.
Our officers, along with partner agencies, will be out across Middlesbrough today to target those who cause misery to our communities.
More updates to follow soon!
Five arrested so far!
Officers have arrested five people so far in Middlesbrough today as part of Operation Artemis.
Two men were arrested at an address in Clough Close. One man was arrested for Possession with intent to supply Class B and one man was arrested for possession of Section 5 Firearms. Two off road bikes were also seized from the property.
A man was arrested in Park South Road for Possession with intent to supply class A and B.
On Borough Road a man was arrested for theft.
Officers attended Valley Road and arrested a man for Section 18 wounding.
Drugs warrants lead to two further arrests
A man in his thirties has been arrested for the Possession of an offensive weapon, after officers conducted a warrant in Fonteyn Court this morning.
A drugs warrant in Scholars Rise led to the arrest of a woman in her forties for Possession of Class A.
Operation Artemis continues!
A man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of Theft of a motor vehicle after a stolen motorcycle was recovered at a property in Kellfield Walk.
Off road bikes is a real issue for us here in Teesside, so as part of Operation Artemis we have crushed 21 of them which had been seized by officers.
Crushing these bikes shows our commitment to keeping them of the streets and preventing them being used in an anti-social way.
Crushing these bikes also shows that we are listening to our communities and tackling the issues that they tell us matter to them the most.
11 vehicles have been seized from the Binks Street, Haywood Street, Parliament Road and Chester Street areas of Middlesbrough.
Abandoned vehicles identified by the Environmental Team at Middlesbrough Council received a warning seven days ago, with stickers applied to windscreens. Those not removed within the seven day period were seized today.
Other untaxed vehicles were also removed from roads, using the five vehicle recovery trucks out with us on Operation Artemis today.
Teams from Operation Artemis are still out targeting those who are intent on causing harm to communities in Middlesbrough.
Police conducting the off-road bike operation arrested an 18-year-old man after officers spotted him acting suspiciously. The man was arrested for Possession with intent to supply Class B at a property in Derby Avenue, and three off-road bikes were seized in Stainsby Road following subsequent searches.
Officers at Stainsby Road who seized the three off-road bikes at that property have arrested another man.
The 21-year-old has been arrested for Burglary and Possession with intent to supply Class B.
The woman who was arrested in Scholars Rise this morning has been charged for Posession of a Class A drug (Heroin).
The woman, who is in her forties, will appear in court early next month.
One woman and two men have been arrested for Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs after a large quantity of Cocaine was found during a drugs warrant at a property in Essex Street.
Officers from the Integrated Offender Management Team have been visiting people at risk of offending as part of the preventative work carried out as part of Operation Artemis today.
* Visited 12 people
* Submitted two intelligence logs
*Carried out three random drugs tests
* Consulted with Social Services about a child at risk
* Carried out a prison visit
This work helps to prevent further offending and strengthens community links.
More than 500 illegal vapes were seized from a shop in Berwick Hills as our officers, along with partner agencies, took part in Operation Artemis.
Cleveland Police attended The Mixture Shop on Norfolk Place along with colleagues from Trading Standards and Cleveland Fire Brigade.
A total of 552 vapes were seized by Trading Standards for exceeding the maximum amount of e-liquid and for failing to be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The vapes will be destroyed and action will be taken against the premises owners.
The Police drone was out today assisting officers on the ground as part of Operation Artemis.
Watch some of the footage here and look out for more tomorrow on our news page where we will publish a full round-up!