Six charged following two day force-wide operation

The latest phase of action targeting burglars and violent offenders across the force area has taken place this week.

Officers assigned to Operation Cabriolet executed warrants at a number of locations over the two-day enforcement, targeting those who were suspected of crime in live, unsolved investigations, who were the subject of prison recalls or wanted on warrant.

More than 40 addresses were visited and 15 people were arrested during the operation, which began on Tuesday (12 December), targeting those responsible for theft from stores and burglary.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul McKinder who led the operational activity, said: “Phase four of Operation Cabriolet has yet again been successful, with officers making 15 arrests and charging six people.

“Our aim was to go out into the community, targeting those who are causing the most harm at this time of year.”

Of the 15 arrests made, four have been released under investigation, two have been released with no further action, one person has been given a conditional caution, one has been dealt with by a community caution and one has been recalled to prison.

This is the fourth time this year that the Operation Cabriolet team have taken to the streets of the force area and over four two-day periods we have arrested almost 60 people from the 180 addresses visited.

Those charged are:

  • Christopher Matthews, 34, of Nether Field Way, Braunstone, has been charged with three counts of theft from store in October and November from a store in Leicester city centre

  • Joe Cheeseborough, 22, of East Street, Leicester, has been charged with two counts of theft from store between October and November from a store in Wigston

  • Rachel Herald, 31, of Beaumanor Road, Leicester, has been charged with seven counts of theft from store in October and November from stores in the city

  • Martin Green, 47, of Stretton Road, Leicester, has been charged with four counts of theft from store in July and August in Leicester, October in Wigston and November in Leicester

  • Tarren Clark, 32, of Loughborough Road, Leicester, has been charged with one count of burglary dwelling from an address in Loughborough in October and two counts of fraud in October

  • Jamie Lee Sanderson, 37, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of theft from store, on in July in Leicester and one in September in Melton, and one count of theft, when he took a pedal cycle market in Market Harborough in October

DCI McKinder said: “The concentrated days of action have been a great success with a number of people now off the street who were targeting vulnerable people and businesses across the force area.

“We will continue to do all we can to bring those who commit offences in our communities to justice.

“This has been a successful operation but we still need the help of the public going forward.

“If you have information about criminal activity in your area we want to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact 101.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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