Search

Eighteen arrested in burglary crackdown in Brentwood

16:44 26 February 2013

Essex Police

Essex Police

Archant

Police have arrested 18 people after a burglary crackdown in Brentwood.

Essex Police deployed a team of local officers, specialist officers and detectives on the operation which started last Monday.

They focused on the transport routes that may be used to get in and out of the Brentwood area.

Police have since arrested 18 people; 300 were stopped and searched and a further 513 were stopped and asked to account for being in the area.

Officers seized 17 vehicles because they were un-roadworthy or did not have insurance or MOT, and 53 people received fixed-penalty notices.

The arrests included a man, 34 from Ingatestone on suspicion of driving offences. He has been bailed pending further enquiries to April 15.

A man, 23, from Brentwood was arrested on possession of a controlled drug and has been bailed to April 29.

Det Chief Inspector Stuart Hooper said: “By tackling those travelling into the district we can identify criminals or target those intent of committing crime.

“We are denying criminals use of the roads and the road networks and removing their tools of trade.”

Police said burglars usually target houses which seem to have less security measures in place. They urged homeowners to double lock doors, especially PVC doors and consider leaving a light or music on in the house when you leave home.

They advised not leaving phones, iPods and laptops within sight of the windows, and to keep car keys hidden from sight.

Latest News Stories

File picture of Romford station

Two men were arrested and a woman was knocked down by a bus in a night of drama outside Romford station last week, it has emerged.

Milly and Becky at Rainham food bank's Christmas event (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

It’s a festive staple for most, but a basic Christmas dinner is out of reach for much of the borough’s most disadvantaged.

17:07
Barkingside Magistrates Court

A roadside car salesman has clocked up a bill of almost £2,500 for selling an Audi with false service history and mileage.

11:15
police tape

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

Cook congratulates employees on one of the biggest year’s in Apple’s history.

A Gogglebox family will have to keep their comments about the week’s TV to themselves from now on.

The online encyclopaedia created a special video showing how the year’s event are linked.

People are divided and it’s definitely following a pattern.