Police taking fight to the front door
Date posted: 16-08-2012
ESSEX Police has implemented Op Nemesis to combat the increase in burglaries across the county.
Burglary is one of the most personal and impactive crimes that Essex Police deals with and the devastation and heartbreak caused to the victim is difficult to quantify.
Det Supt Glenn Maleary, operational lead for Op Nemesis, said: “Essex Police will be taking the fight through the front door of those people who are linked to burglaries. They may be wanted for a variety of offences from non-payment of fines to theft and drugs offences.
“However, we will be making it abundantly clear at the time of their arrest that they been made a priority due their insidious activities.”
The force is paying particular attention to the areas of Epping and Brentwood, Colchester, Southend and Harlow, which have seen the larger of the increases.
Det Supt Maleary added: “We will seek every opportunity to enter the homes of suspects and arrest them. We plan to make the lives of these individuals very uncomfortable and send out a clear message that Essex Police will not tolerate burglars and will bring them and their associates to justice.
“This will be a public affair and the local community will know that these individuals cannot be trusted.”
The operation is a joint project with all departments providing staff and support. We are also looking to our partners across the county to support the fight against these criminals. It is often the case that we share the same problems.
We are reliant on the support of the public to combat these crimes. Therefore a specific email account has been generated where any information can be sent to email@example.comResidents can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact Essex Police on 101.
You can also follow the activity of this operation on Twitter. The message is clear “burglars must prepare to meet their own personal nemesis.”
A number of arrests have already been made under Op Nemesis during a targeted strike day on Tuesday, August 14.
A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man arrested in Basildon on suspicion of a robbery in Basildon on August 14. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries to October 9.
A 19-year-old woman arrested at an address in Prospect Close, Southend, and charged with assaulting a police officer to appear at Southend Magistrates Court on September 3.
Two men wanted on outstanding court warrants produced at court on Wednesday, August 15: Craig Smith, 27 of Belvedere Close, Danbury and Dean Gregory, 38, of Lake Way, Jaywick.
A 20-year-old man of no fixed address, arrested at an address in The Stantons, Harlow, released on bail pending further enquiries in to an offence of conspiracy to steal until October 9.
A 38-year-old man from Southend, arrested at a property in Electric Avenue, Westcliff, on suspicion of drugs offences. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until Octoober 15.
Warrants were also executed at addresses in Colchester, Enfield, Shoebury and Southend, however no arrests were made.
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