Arrests made as OSG officers target high harm crime
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Officers from our operations support group (OSG) made three arrests in the north of the county last night as we continue to tackle high harm crime in Essex.
Late last night, officers stopped a car which they believed to be involved in the supply of drugs in Colchester.
During a search of the vehicle, 17 bags of what we believe to be cocaine were located in the car, which checks showed was also not insured.
A 21-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. He remains in custody this morning.
The man was also reported for driving without insurance.
During OSG’s high visibility patrols on Clacton, officers stopped a vehicle which they believed to be linked to theft and antisocial behaviour.
In a search of that vehicle, officers found £700 of what we believe to be stolen items from shops in Clacton.
Two women were arrested.
A 64-year-old woman from Clacton was arrested on suspicion of theft. She has been released under investigation.
47-year-old woman from Clacton was arrested on suspicion of theft and driving without insurance. She has been released on bail until next month.
Chief Inspector Darren Deex, who heads up OSG, said:
“The team continue to play its part in tackling crime which is causing high harm within our communities. “Our officers are out on the streets of Essex 24 hours a day, seven days a week to protect the public, detect crime and catch criminals. “But so much of our work is made possible by you, the public, who continue to report issues and suspicions to us. All of that feeds into how we work so please continue to do so.”
Anyone with information on crime or antisocial behaviour should call 101.