Burglary fight continues with arrests made in Harrogate

11 July 2012

PoliceNorth Yorkshire Police is continuing the fight against burglary across the county with a number of arrests and charges.

Officers working on the force’s burglary reduction initiative, Operation Haven, have made five arrests over the past 24 hours in connection with offences in Harrogate, Tadcaster, Filey, Great Ayton and Scarborough.

Two of the suspects were due to appear in court this morning (11 July 2012).


A 25-year-old man is currently in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of committing a burglary in Harrogate.

Sometime between 8.50am on Monday 9 July and 6.45pm on Tuesday 10 June 2012, a property on Dragon Parade was broken into through a rear door and a games console and a sum of cash were stolen.

Following police enquiries the games console was recovered from a local shop and the 25-year-old man was arrested on Bower Street at 6.15am today (11 July 2012).


Officers investigating a garage burglary at a farm in the Filey area between 28 May and 3 June 2012 have arrested a 15-year-old local youth in connection with the inquiry.

He was brought into custody for questioning on Tuesday 10 July 2012 and later released on police bail to allow for further investigation.

A further four local males, aged 19, 17, 17, 16 and 16, had previously been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident in which a quantity of alcohol was stolen from the garage.

Great Ayton

Following a burglary at a house on Stokesley Road, Great Ayton, on Sunday 8 July 2012, police arrested a 21-year-old man from Middlesbrough at his home address at 4.30am on Tuesday 10 July 2012, on suspicion of committing burglary and theft.

He has been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for DC Jason Roper, of Northallerton CID, quoting reference number 12120110460.


An 18-year-old man is due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 11 July) charged with a burglary at a house at Briercliffe, Scarborough, on 18 June 2012. He also faces another charge for breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).


A 27-year-old man is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 11 July) charged with a burglary at a house in Old Brewery Gardens in Tadcaster on 9 July 2012.

He also asked two other offences to be taken into consideration: one count of theft on 2 July at the same address, and one count of fraud by false representation.

For advice on securing your home and outbuildings against thieves please visit the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.police.uk/homesecurity


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