Posted on 2nd February 2015
Police in Bolsover have launched an operation to target offenders following a rise in burglaries and theft of bikes in the Creswell area.
Operation Rainfall sees officers teaming up to target offenders responsible for the crimes, along with offering support and reassurance to people living within the local community.
Over recent weeks, police have arrested nine people in connection with recent incidents, leading to the charge of one suspect, as a result of investigations and cross border operations alongside Nottinghamshire Police.
Sometime between 9am on Sunday, November 1 and 1pm on Sunday, November 9, thieves broke into a garage on Linden Road in Creswell and stole a Rally Jago bike from within. Officers later received reports of an alleged male offender who was believed to be handling the stolen bike.
Adam Sutton (25) of no fixed abode was charged in connection with handling stolen goods and was set to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court on Monday, January 19.
Sergeant Mathew Winterbottom, who is leading the operation in Bolsover, said: “Our intention is to continue to carry out increased patrols and actively seek out criminals that are affecting the quality of life for local residents.
“Following our investigations, we are aware of the suspects and will continue to identity others and deal with them effectively.
“We do act on the intelligence provided by local residents so I would ask people to contact us with any information that they may have, no matter how insignificant they may feel that it is, as it could help us to bring those responsible to justice.”
Overnight between 10.30pm on Saturday, January 10 and 8am on Sunday, January 11, offenders forced entry into a detached garage at a property on Skinner Street in Creswell. A Kawasaki ZX900 motorbike and tools were stolen from within.
Three youths, ages 17, 18 and 19-year-old were arrested by officers on suspicion of burglary and were later bailed pending further police enquiries.
Three men, aged 18, 35 and 38-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of burglary following a break-in at a disused building on Colliery Road in Creswell.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft after he was stopped by officers last December and was believed to be riding a stolen bike.
Two men, aged 25 and 35-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of theft by Nottinghamshire Police in connection with recent thefts in Creswell.
To report suspicious activity in your community, call police on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also keep up to date with the latest from Operation Rainfall by following the team on Twitter: @CreswellSNT and using the hashtag, #OpRainfall