Over 20 arrests as police sweep through March in ‘Operation Surf’ crime crackdown
MORE than 20 people were arrested on suspicion of offences including assault, fraud and robbery as police swept through March in a crime crackdown yesterday.
Operation Surf saw officers increase patrols in March and Huntingdon, execute search warrants to find stolen property and issue fines to 12 motorists.
One driver was stopped for driving with no insurance, another for driving without a licence and traffic officers also used Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology aimed at denying criminals the use of the roads.
Inspector David Liddle said: “This was a high impact day of action targeting a range of criminality in March and Huntingdon.
“Operation Surf will continue with further days of action to disrupt criminals and lock up people caught breaking the law.”
The day saw mobile police stations set up and 350 crime prevention leaflets were handed out. Officers visited farms and also focused on tackling anti-social behaviour and truancy.
Full breakdown of arrests:
- 1 Family pleased with 'huge reaction' thanks to charity Christmas lights
- 2 Multiple emergency services at scene after B1098 crash
- 3 Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after B1098 crash
- 4 Isabella, 10, impresses to win top prize ahead of Whittlesey Extravaganza
- 5 Leslie transforms his life thanks to remarkable weight loss
- 6 Family escape 'devastating fire' that ripped through home
- 7 Cambridgeshire individual diagnosed with Covid-19 Omicron variant
- 8 Trainspotters catch Duchess of Sutherland whistling through Fens
- 9 Dental practice plan move to business park
- 10 House fire that killed two children will not have further electrical checks
Three men, aged 29, 32 and 29, and a 35-year-old woman were charged with common assault and bailed to Fenland Magistrates’ Court.
Two men, aged 25 and 22, arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm were bailed to return to March Police Station on Saturday.
A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm was released with no further action.
A 17-year-old boy was charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent and driving without insurance.
A 22-year-old man was charged with theft from a shop.
A 34-year-old woman was fined for theft while a 40-year-old man was released with no further action.
Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage, a 16-year-old boy was released without charge, a 19-year-old man was given a conditional caution.
A 54-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man were bailed after being arrested on suspicion of fraud.
Two men, aged 19 and 21, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested in connection with handling stolen goods.
Two 20-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of robbery.
A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of burglary is still in custody.