Police put pressure on criminals

Police released details of recent arrests which they say is putting pressure on criminals in the George Town area.

Among arrests made during the past week was an 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of burglary. Police seized suspected stolen items including jewellery and iPod. The man was released on bail pending enquiries.

Police also arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of theft and possession and consumption of cocaine. He was charged and has been remanded in custody.

In another case, officers recovered two chainsaws believed to have been stolen. According to a police press release: ‘Investigations traced them to a hardware store, the owners of which, after checking, confirmed that they were missing the items.’

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of the chainsaws and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police also revealed they had arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply, consumption of a controlled drug, driving while disqualified, using a vehicle without a certificate of road worthiness and using a vehicle licence plate with intent to deceive. The man has been released on bail pending further investigations.

The police statement read: ‘The district has many strategies in place to tackle crime including proactive patrols in areas of interest, the monitoring of known criminals and the continuation of the Hot-Spot team.

‘The team is made up of regular and special constables and is tasked with tackling crime and targetting known offenders. The team focuses on licensed premises and areas of interest.’

It continued: ‘George Town police work hard to ensure the district remains a safe area for people to live and work and welcomes reports of suspicious behaviour or criminal activity.’

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the area should contact George

Town police station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).