Arrests and high-profile patrols in Kingswood, Yate, Staple Hill, Winterbourne and Cadbury Heath in Operation Relentless
By matt_2009 | Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 18:20
Two men were arrested yesterday as part of the police's Operation Relentless.
Arrests and high-profile patrols in Kingswood, Yate.
An 18-year-old man from Warmley was charged with the theft of a games console and games on Monday (October 1). He was released on police bail pending his appearance before Northavon Magistrates later this month.
A 19-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning for criminal damage to metal barriers on the roadside in Severn Beach. He was later released with a police caution, which can be brought up in any future criminal proceedings against him.
The arrests came as neighbourhood officers across South Gloucestershire carried out patrols delivering crime prevention advice to help householders keep their property safe. Officers delivered leaflets in Yate and Winterbourne asking residents not to give thieves a 'window of opportunity' by leaving doors and windows open or insecure.
Yate Neighbourhood PC Angharad Baynham said: "Most burglaries do happen that one time you leave the window open or forget to lock the door. Always lock up and set the alarm, especially once it gets dark. We know the sort of things thieves look for when they're choosing somewhere to burgle, and we delivered information and advice to those we thought were at risk."
In Cadbury Heath, Kingswood and Staple Hill, officers focused on thefts from sheds, garages and cars.
Acting Neighbourhood Sergeant Tom Williams said: "A thief will think nothing of breaking into your car if you leave things on view – and not just obvious valuables like mobile phones, sat navs or handbags. To them, an old coat or a bag of gym kit could contain a wallet or a laptop and they'll damage your car to find out. Always lock your car and clear everything from view."