Dozens of arrests across Kent as part of burglary crackdown
Kent Police has launched a major three month
long 'sting' aimed at reducing household burglaries and vehicle
Dozens of arrests have
been made across the county as the force ploughs extra resources
into catching offenders.
A series of early morning
raids in Medway on Tuesday resulted in three arrests. Two
21-year-old men from Strood and a 21-year-old man from Rochester
was arrested on suspicion of burglary
Police are linking them
with 25 burglaries across Strood from December 2012 onwards. They
have been bailed pending further enquiries.
On February 3, a
14-year-old boy from Sittingbourne was arrested in connection with
a burglary committed in Park Road, Sittingbourne, the previous day,
while on February 4, a 17-year-old male, also from Sittingbourne,
was arrested in connection with the same crime. Both have been
bailed pending further investigation.
On February 6, a
13-year-old boy from Faversham was arrested in connection with a
burglary in the town. He was charged and will appear in court on
On February 7, officers
executed a search warrant in Pembury Court, Sittingbourne,
searching for stolen goods. A 19-year-old man was arrested and
remains in police custody held on suspicion of burglary.
A 16-year-old boy from
Whitstable was charged with handling stolen goods on February 6,
after he was arrested in connection with a stolen bike taken from a
shed in Park Road, Sittingbourne on January 7. He will appear at
Maidstone Magistrates' Court on February 25.
18, of London Road, Sittingbourne, appeared at Maidstone
Magistrates' Court on February 5, was charged with burglary other
than dwelling when officers caught him fleeing a garage he had
guilty and was handed a suspended prison sentence of 117 days. He
was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and given a
Overnight on Thursday 7
and Friday February 8, 17 cars were damaged on the Isle of Sheppey.
Two people have been arrested and bailed until Wednesday, February,
13, pending further enquiries.
Anthony Wood, 28, of St
Peters Street, Maidstone, has been charged with a robbery in
Canterbury on January 29. He is also charged with assaulting a
police officer on February 5 and has been summoned to Mid Kent
A 31-year-old woman from
Maidstone has been arrested and bailed, on suspicion of handling
A 27-year-old man from
Hadlow has been arrested and bailed in connection with an attempted
fuel theft from a car on 30 November, 2012.
A 13-year-old boy from
Margate was arrested and charged with a burglary at a
newsagents in Ramsgate Road on Monday, February 4, and stealing
three bottles of Morgan Spice, two bottles of Gordon’s gin and 24
cans of lager.
He was also charged with
allegedly using racially aggravated threatening, abusive or
insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour. He was
remanded in custody and is due before Margate Youth Court on
several burglaries in the Cliftonville area arrested a 34-year-old
man from Birchington. He has been released on bail until March 12,
while officers make further enquiries.
Police called to deal
with reports that a youth had allegedly kicked in a window of a
sandwich bar in Margate on Tuesday night and stolen cash, arrested
a 14-year-old boy who had been detained by people in a nearby pub.
He was charged with burglary other than a dwelling and released on
bail to answer before Margate Youth Court on March 6.
A 48-year-old woman and
18-year-old man from High Halden were given formal police cautions
for possession of herbal cannabis.
A 21-year-old woman from
Tenterden was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and
criminal damage and has been released on bail until February 6,
while officers make further enquiries.
Police investigating a
burglary in the Kingsnorth area in July 2012 arrested an
18-year-old man from Ashford on Tuesday, February 5, on
suspicion of burglary. He was released on bail while officers make
A 34-year-old man from
Margate was arrested on suspicion of abstracting electricity and
issued with a police caution for theft.
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