Issued on 9/11/17 at 2:57 p.m.
Leicestershire Police has arrested eight people and visited 46 addresses during enforcement action to tackle an increase in burglaries particularly in the Oadby area.
Officers assigned to ‘Operation Cabriolet 3’ targeted those people who have either failed to appear in court; were suspected of crime in unsolved investigations; were the subject of a prison recall or wanted on warrant during a two-day enforcement operation on Tuesday 7 November and Wednesday 8 November.
Of the eight people arrested, two were remanded into custody and one was recalled to prison; one was released on bail; one was released under investigation and three faced no further action.
Types of offences dealt with under phase three of Operation Cabriolet ranged from burglary, shop theft, common assault and fraud.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul McKinder who led the operational activity, said: “During the last two days of action we have arrested eight people. From this we have charged four, three of whom are now in prison.
“The increase in burglaries, particularly the recent spate in the Oadby area, led us to launch phase three of Operation Cabriolet which is aimed at those who cause the most harm in our communities but it is also about making sure that people feel safe.
“We will continue to do all we can to bring those who commit offences in our communities to justice and we are already planning phase four and five of Op Cabriolet. This has been a successful operation but we always need help from the public. If you have information about criminal activity in your area please get in touch.”
This is the third time this year the Operation Cabriolet team has taken to the streets of the force area and over those six days 42 people have been arrested from the 140 addresses visited.
Those charged with offences or remanded in custody following the recent two-day operation:-
Roy O’Kezie, 48, of London Road, Leicester was charged with a burglary. He was remanded into custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court on December 7 2017.
Joseph Martin, 28, of Grange Road, Broughton Astley was charged with burglary other than dwelling, theft and 2 x Fail to Appear warrants. He was remanded into custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court on the November 29 2017.
James Nolan 19 years of Grassington Close, Leicester was recalled to prison.
Jack Jefford 18 years of the YMCA in Leicester was charged with assault and released on police bail to appear at Leicester Magistrates Court on January 2 2018.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/.