Three men were arrested in Harrogate last night (18 July 2013) after officers stopped a car which was being driven aggressively through the town.
The car was intercepted on West Park at around 11.20pm by officers from Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team and North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constabulary.
The three occupants were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for burglary and taken into custody for questioning.
One man is from Leeds and is aged 24, one is from Bradford aged 26, and one is from Harrogate aged 23.
All three have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.
Chief Inspector Ian Thompson of Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
These arrests came following officers’ concern for the manner of driving of the vehicle, but demonstrates how the police are working round the clock to disrupt potential criminality and keep our communities safe.
The case also highlights the invaluable input from our volunteer officers in the Special Constabulary and the vital role they play in the police service.
Members of the public can also help the police in the fight against crime by providing valuable information about suspicious people or vehicles in their neighbourhood. Or, as in this case, the manner of driving of a vehicle.
To report suspicious activity please call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room. Or, if you prefer to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you see a crime in progress or your safety is threatened, always call 999.