Violent offenders and burglars were the target of a two-day operation across the force area this week.
Operation Cabriolet saw officers executing warrants at a number of locations, targeting those who have either failed to appear in court, were suspected of crime in live unsolved investigations, were the subject of recalls to prison or wanted on warrant.
Offences ranged from residential and commercial burglaries to violent crime, drugs and domestic incidents.
During the two-day operation, which began on Tuesday (13 June), 47 addresses were visited and 22 people were arrested.
A stolen motorbike, credit cards relating to a theft from a vehicle and drugs were also recovered during the operation after a number of houses and vehicles were searched.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul McKinder who led the operational activity, said: “The operation was a success: the aim was to arrest people who cause harm in our communities, making sure that those living within the area feel safe.
“These individuals have evaded police and thought we wouldn’t catch up with them. Of the 22 arrested we have charged eight people for various offences including theft, damage, domestic violence and assault.
“Eleven have been released under investigation, pending further enquiries. Three have been released with no further action.
“We promise that we will do all we can to bring these offenders to justice, we will continue to carry out similar operations but we need the help of the public too. If you have any information that will help us then let us know.”
Anyone with information about crime in their area is encouraged to contact 101.
Those charged with offences following the two-day operation:-
Sharlene Tuffey, 35, of Blackberry Street, Leicester, has been charged with theft and appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (13 June). She was also wanted on warrant for unrelated offences. The charge relates to a theft on Thursday 8 June in Sturdee Road, Leicester.
Levi Muttock, 28 of no fixed abode, has been charged with damage, dangerous driving and theft, he appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (14 June). He was also the subject of a recall to prison for unrelated offences. The charges relate to criminal damage caused in Loughborough Road, dangerous driving on The Fairway, Leicester, and theft in Groby Road, Leicester, on Tuesday (13 June).
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with witness intimidation, he will be appearing before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 30 June. The charge relates to an incident in High Street, Measham, on Monday 29 May.
A 17-year-old boy who was wanted on warrant appeared before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (14 June). He was wanted in connection with an assault in Hermitage Road, Whitwick, on Friday 24 February.
Bianca Ridgeway, 28, of Sharmon Crescent, Leicester, has been charged with assault and will be appearing before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 29 June. The charge relates to an assault in Horsefair Street, Leicester, on Friday 3 March.
Kurtis O’Bierne, 27, of no fixed abode, has been charged with assault and breach of bail conditions, he appeared before Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 15 June). The charge relates to two incidents where bail conditions were breached, an assault in Cambridge Street, Shepshed, on Saturday 8 April and two public order offences in May in the city centre.
Craig Connelly, 36, of Barnard Close, Leicester, was wanted on warrant for a theft in Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar on Monday 19 September. He appeared before Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 15 June).
Calvin Davies, 26, of Ashleigh Road, Leicester, has been charged with assault and threats to commit criminal damage, he is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday 16 June). The charges relate to three incidents in Chapel Street, Oadby; an assault on Saturday 6 May, an assault on Tuesday 9 May and threats to commit criminal damage on Tuesday 13 June.
Source:: Leicestershire Police News