Tamworth arrests in Staffordshire Police's dawn to dusk raids
Written by The Newsroom on August 22, 2019
Ten people were arrested during dawn to dusk raids in Tamworth.
Last Friday (August 16) officers from the Tamworth neighbourhood policing team were supported by officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), the roads policing unit, criminal investigation department and tactical support teams to execute a phased operation from dawn until dusk.
Martin OBeirne, aged 28, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with failing to provide specimen for analysis – vehicle driver, possession of a controlled drug (Class B), two counts of possession of a controlled drug (Class A), driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and using a motor vehicle in a public place without third party insurance.
He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Cannock Magistrates Court on September 4.
A 30-year-old from Birmingham was arrested and charged with threats to kill, possessing a firearm without a certificate, and possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place. He was remanded in custody.
A 40-year-old man from Tamworth was arrested on suspicion of harassment. He has since been released under investigation.
A 36-year-old woman from Tamworth was arrested on suspicion of theft. She has since been released under investigation.
A 44-year-old man from Tamworth was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear. He was bailed to court.
A further five men were arrested for offences including theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled drug (Class B) and dangerous driving.
Officers also carried out a voluntary interview, two stop searches of a person, two stop searches of a vehicle, and executed two warrants. Various items were seized including mobile phones, cash and suspected drugs.
Colleagues from the roads policing unit stopped vehicles in the area throughout the day to verify both driver and vehicle details, targeting those using the road network to commit crime. Two stolen vehicles were recovered.
Tamworth’s Chief Inspector Ash Farrington said: “Thank you to everyone that made the operation such a success. So many people contributed including our partners. Operation Disrupt is about the big team making a big difference to our communities.”
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