Officers continue proactive patrols of north-east Derbyshire
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Officers are maintaining proactive patrols across the north-east of the county as the force continues its fight against serious cross-border criminality.
Specialist resources from the Roads Policing Unit have been undertaking patrols in both marked and un-marked cars across the north-east of the county.
Officers have been working with intelligence about vehicles linked to crimes and have checked thousands of vehicles against national crime databases as they patrol.
Whilst on patrol officers found a stolen moped from the South Yorkshire area which was recovered and is now being forensically examined – as well as finding several stolen tools and a Mazda which was being driven on cloned plates.
Sergeant Dave Wilson, who leads the policing team in Dronfield and has been organising the patrols, said: “The north-east of Derbyshire has a unique geographical makeup which brings with it some particular policing problems.
“With Sheffield just a stone’s throw over the border, as well as the M1 cutting across a large section, criminals have easy access to a number of small communities in our area.
“In recent weeks we have seen an increase in burglaries, with information linking the offenders to outside the county.
“In order to tackle the problem, colleagues from specialist departments have been assisting with providing further patrols alongside the work that local teams are already undertaking.
“And the work appears to have had a positive effect with no burglaries being reported to the force in the last seven days across the north-east border region.
“However, we are not resting on our laurels, and local teams will continue working with colleagues from across the force, as well as over the border, to help continue this trend.
“I would urge people to continue to follow good home security advice – for instance locking windows and doors and ensuring that high-value items are removed from vehicles overnight.
“And I would also ask that anyone with any information about suspicious activity or crimes contact us immediately by using any of the below methods.”
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