Kent Police's three month long 'sting' aimed at reducing the number of household burglaries and vehicle theft across the county has resulted in 143 arrests so far and 81 warrants have been executed.
This includes 69 arrests and 39 warrants in the first week, 45 arrests and 17 warrants in the second week and 29 arrests and 25 warrants in the third week.
Additional resources have been committed to Operation Castle to reduce the number of offences, catch offenders, increase victim satisfaction and send a strong message to would be criminals that we will bring you to justice.
Results this week......
Luke Moses Steel, 21 from Maidstone charged with burglary
A 15-year-old from Tonbridge has been charged with theft in Headcorn
A 17-year-old from Orpington has been charged with burglary in Sevenoaks
A 21-year-old from Strood was arrested on February 22 and cahrged with burlgary.
Arron Henty, 22 from Rochester has been charged with being drunk and disorderly and theft by finding.
Martin Balog, 18 from Chatham charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle.
An 18 year old from Chatham was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Offence is in relation to a burglary in Downsview, Chatham on 7 Feb. He remains in custody.
Jamie Naylor, 27 years-old, of Hartlip Close, Sheerness, was arrested and charged with attempted theft of a motor vehicle from Alma St, Sheerness. He has been released on bail and will appear before magistrates on 26 April.
Myelta Isom, 52 years-old, of Albany Drive, Herne Bay, was arrested and charged with burglary in Prices Ave, Margate, in relation to theft of a pedigree dog. She has been released on bail and will appear before magistrates on 12 April.
A 36 year old man from Folkestone was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft following a warrant in Shepway. He remains in police custody.
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Crime prevention advice
In addition to the enforcement activity, Kent Police is providing crime prevention advice to help the fight against crime. To find out more, view or download a guide to keeping your property safe.
Tackling vehicle crime
Officers are investigating a series of Land Rover thefts and have published an open letter to raise awareness and give crime prevention advice to those who might be targeted. This is in addition to catching those who are in intent on stealing vehicles and any valuables left in them, including sat navs.
Also view: Your guide to preventing vehicle theft
Posted on: 25 Febraury 2013