Metal Theft - Week of Action - Monday 5th March to Friday 9th March 2012
The results of the activities coordinated by the Lincolnshire Police in respect of the above Regional Week of Action are shown below.
The Nottinghamshire Police have released details of the East Midlands Regional picture in respect of the initiative.
- 60 vehicles stopped and searched in relation to the operation
- 8 vehicles seized for no insurance and drivers dealt with for relevant motoring offences
- 13 scrap yards visited, 1 searched with partner agencies (no offences)
- 10 arrests in relation to metal theft
- 1 arrest on warrant for failing to appear in court as a result of a stop check
- 4 reported on summons for no waste carriers licence
- 142 vehicles had catalytic convertors marked.
The ten arrests we had were as follows:
- Three men arrested after a reel of traffic management cabling (value unknown) was recovered during the execution of a search warrant in the Boston area. All three were bailed to return to the Police Station at a later date.
- Three men arrested after a vehicle stopped trying to steal lead (value unknown) from a disused building at the old Nocton Hall site. 1 charged and 2 cautioned.
- One man arrested and charged for theft of electric fence battery (value £100) from Grantham area.
- One man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Lincoln where copper pipes (value unknown) were being taken from a building. Bailed for further enquiries
- One man arrested on suspicion of theft from a shed where some copper piping (value unknown) was stolen and recovered. Bailed for further enquiries.
- One man arrested and charged after stealing seven roles of lead worth £650 from a building material suppliers in Louth.
- Another man arrested on a warrant for failing to appear at court for an unrelated offence/matter after a vehicle was stopped as part of the operation.
Sgt Mark Gee of Lincolnshire Police was involved in the operation, he said, "The regional week of action has proved to be a success and we will continue to work closely with our colleagues from the other regional forces. Metal theft is a priority to Lincolnshire Police and we will continue to target persons involved in these offences and deal robustly with any offenders."
Mark is available for interview tomorrow (15/3/12) please call HQ Press Office on 01522 558026 to make any arrangements.
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