Extra police officers brought in to target town criminals

POLICE in Daventry have drafted in a team of specialist officers to tackle a rise in theft and vehicle crime.

Specialist intelligence and uniformed officers from the Northamptonshire Police Operation Guardian are currently working alongside the town’s regular officers.

In the past seven days five people have been arrested in connection with vehicle crime, theft and drugs offences.

Two boys from Hood Road, one aged 15 and one aged 16, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and have been delay charge bailed.

A 31-year-old man from Hemans Road was arrested on suspicion of theft from motor vehicles and has been remanded in custody.

And the police also executed a stolen property warrant and arrested a 26-year-old local man who has subsequently been charged with drugs offences.

This morning (Monday) officers arrested a 26-year-old woman from the Grange in connection with a car key burglary which happened last night on Stefan Hill.

A police spokesman said: “These excellent results are the result of intense police activity over the past few days. We are determined to make our communities safer and ensure the residents of Daventry enjoy the quality of life they deserve.”

If you have information about any of the crimes call police on 03000 111222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111