Police have arrested nine people in connection with a rise in burglaries and thefts of bikes in the Creswell area.
Officers in Bolsover recently launched Operation Rainfall to target offenders following the spate of crimes.
Over recent weeks, police have arrested nine people in connection with recent incidents, leading to the charge of one suspect, as a result of investigations and cross border operations alongside Nottinghamshire Police.
Sometime between 9am on Sunday 1st November and 1pm on Sunday 9th, thieves broke into a garage on Linden Road in Creswell and stole a Rally Jago bike. Officers later received reports of an alleged male offender who was believed to be handling the stolen bike.
Adam Sutton, 25, of no fixed abode, was charged in connection with handling stolen goods and was set to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on Monday 19th January.
Sergeant Mathew Winterbottom, who is leading the operation in Bolsover, said: “Our intention is to continue to carry out increased patrols and actively seek out criminals that are affecting the quality of life for local residents.”
“Following our investigations, we are aware of the suspects and will continue to identity others and deal with them effectively.”
“We do act on the intelligence provided by local residents so I would ask people to contact us with any information that they may have, no matter how insignificant they may feel that it is, as it could help us to bring those responsible to justice.”
Overnight between 10.30pm on Saturday 10th January and 8am on Sunday 11th January, offenders forced entry into a detached garage at a property on Skinner Street in Creswell. A Kawasaki ZX900 motorbike and tools were stolen from within.
Three youths, ages 17, 18 and 19-year-old were arrested by officers on suspicion of burglary and were later bailed pending further police enquiries.
Three men, aged 18, 35 and 38, were arrested on suspicion of burglary following a break-in at a disused building on Colliery Road in Creswell.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft after he was stopped by officers last December and was believed to be riding a stolen bike.
Two men, aged 25 and 35, were arrested on suspicion of theft by Nottinghamshire Police in connection with recent thefts in Creswell.
To report suspicious activity in your community, call police on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.