Stay up to date with the latest Operation Artemis activity.
The second Operation Artemis of 2024 kicked off this morning with some early morning wake up calls!! Warrants are being executed across Cleveland and Darlington for fraud offences #HenhouseIII
Officers searched a house in Lime Road in Guisborough this morning.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering at an address on Ingleton Road in Stockton.
Four people have been arrested so far after warrants were executed as part of Op Henhouse.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested at an address on Leafield Road in Darlington this morning. He was arrested on suspicion of fraud by abuse of position of trust.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Ingleton Road in Stockon.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation at Blair Close, Norton.
A 42-year-old was arrested on suspicion of fraud by abuse of position and trust at an address on Pine Hill in Coulby Newham.
Today’s activity brings together resources from across Cleveland Police and the NEROCU (North East Regional Crime Unit), to proactively pursue offenders who are responsible for committing fraud.
This is in support of Operation Henhouse which is a national pursue intensification period for fraud.
Today we are cracking down on fraudsters by executing warrants, making arrests and bringing to justice those responsible for committing fraud.
Officers dropped leaflets to neighbouring addresses following this morning’s activity, to let communities know about Operation Artemis.
Operation Artemis is an initiative which brings together police resources and regional partners each month.
Please get in touch and report any concerns you have in your community. Something you’ve seen or heard may seem insignificant, but your information could be the missing piece of the puzzle.
Call Police on 101 to report concerns.
You can't avoid us that easily... we're always one 'step' ladder ahead!
Officers climbed a ladder to initiate an arrest through a small window this morning on Blair Close in Norton.
A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation.
The impact that fraud has on victims can’t be underestimated. It’s not just the financial loss which can be devastating, many victims suffer from feelings of embarrassment and shame with their mental health negatively impacted.
Fraud undermines the economy and adversely affects our communities. It is often linked to serious and organised crime and many fraudsters deliberately target the vulnerable and the elderly.
Choose passwords that are different from your other passwords and be careful with your information on social media.
If something doesn't feel right, then it probably isn't. Seek a second opinion, and break the contact with the person you are unsure of while you do.
Report incidents to Action Fraud, and let family members and friends know so that they can protect themselves.
Get support through VCAS (Victim Care and Advisory Service) or the National Economic Crime Victims Care Unit. Don't suffer in silence or try to deal with it alone. The reality is that you are not alone and it is likely that others will have been scammed by the same person.