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Ring Round Alert – Thefts from Insecure Vehicles

November 4, 2011 Leave a comment

There have been a number of thiefts of valuables from insecure motor vehicles in Meadowfield, Langley Moor and Brandon, including other areas!!

The Police are asking everyone to make sure that unattended vehicles are locked and secure when parked up.

via Streetlife Ushaw Moor -Ring Round Alert – November 3rd 2011.


Metal Theft around Ushaw Moor

November 4, 2011 Leave a comment

The police are asking the community to report any vehicle collecting scrap metal in your area.

If you see such a vehicle please report – the type, colour and where possible the vehicle registration number to the police non emergency number 0345 6060365.

via Ushaw Moor on Streetlife – Metal Theft.

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Neighbourhood Policing Team – Ushaw Moor –

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Welcome to Ushaw Moor’s Neighbourhood Policing Team Page. We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work in and visit.

Our team is made up of police officers, police community support officers and special constables. We are currently working with local people to find out what matters most to you in the area you live. We are working together with the community and other partners to tackle local problems and help improve the quality of life for local residents.


Neighbourhood Policing Team – Ushaw Moor –.

BBC News – Cash machine thieves use homemade ‘stingers’

May 11, 2010 1 comment

A gang of would-be thieves who tried to steal a cash machine used homemade “stingers” in a bid to delay police.

Nail-spiked pipes were laid across roads near the Co-op in Ushaw Moor, County Durham, while the machine was attacked with a JCB digger.

One police car and a passing delivery vehicle each had punctured tyres as a result.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday.

Local people raised the alarm at about 0420 BST when the JCB’s driver attempted to prise the machine from the wall of the store in Broom Lane.

‘Fantastic response’

Durham Police’s helicopter was deployed after the attempt failed and the gang fled the scene.

The force said the arrests were made quickly because of the community’s “fantastic response”.

Detectives are trying to trace the owner of the mechanical digger, and have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

The three men arrested are aged 24, 28 and 30, and from the local area, said police.

via BBC News – Cash machine thieves use homemade ‘stingers’.

Three arrested after failed cash machine raid (From The Northern Echo)

May 11, 2010 1 comment

THREE men were arrested after a concerted bid to remove a village store cash machine was aborted early today.

A gang using a mechanical digger and home-made ‘stinger’ devices attempted to remove the ‘hole in the wall’ machine from the Co-op food store, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham.

The store alarm was triggered when the attack began, at around 4.20am.

Neighbours reported seeing two men in a digger attempting to prise the cash machine from the outside wall of the store, in Broom Lane.

Police responding to the incident were confronted by the stingers, metal spiked devices placed across approach roads leading to the scene to delay their arrival.

A police helicopter was also deployed to assist the search for those responsible, as dawn began to break.

The digger was abandoned outside the store, alongside the badly damaged outer wall of the premises, and the men were seen running away through nearby fields.

A vehicle, possibly a small works van, believed to have been used to place the stinger devices on the nearby roads, was also found abandoned near the village.

Witnesses reported that the two men seen at the scene were wearing balaclavas, or ski masks, and one was using a mobile phone.

The three men arrested were said to be helping police inquiries, as investigations continued at the scene, which was sealed off by police tape either side of the targeted store.

Anyone with information about the raid is asked to ring police, on 0345-60 60 365.

via Three arrested after failed cash machine raid (From The Northern Echo).

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ChronicleLive – News – Today’s Chronicle – Suspected dealers targeted in Durham drug raids

February 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Suspected dealers targeted in Durham drug raids

Feb 27 2010 by Katie Davies, Evening Chronicle

Police raid premises near Durham as part of a drugs raid

DRUGS and more than £24,000 in cash were seized after suspected dealers were targeted in a series of raids.

The alleged pushers were arrested as part of a crackdown of the supply chain of Class A and B drugs in and around the Durham area.

A team of officers swooped on the properties with the aim of smashing the supply of cocaine and cannabis.

Dressed in riot gear, they smashed their way into two properties and entered a car garage, targeting individuals believed to be involved.

More than £14,000 was seized from under the mattress of a home in Holly Park, Brandon, as well as a small quantity of cannabis bush and resin.

A safe was also detained after officers found it hidden in the loft.

And another £10,000 was then found in Oakridge Road, Ushaw Moor.

Three people were led from the properties in handcuffs, before being taken away for questioning.

At Littleburn Industrial Estate police entered MVM car garage, where workers were carrying out repairs on vehicles.

Meanwhile, members of the public looked on from other units in the industrial estate, as the police searched the property.

One man was led from the garage as police officers put him into the back of a van for questioning.

Another two men were also led away in handcuffs from their homes in Holly Park, Brandon, and Oakridge Road, Ushaw Moor, and were all being questioned on suspicion of drug offences.

The raids were organised after the success of Operation Calabria, a campaign aiming to take drug dealers off the streets of Durham.

After eight simultaneous raids last month, members of the public have stepped forward to identify more individuals allegedly involved in the drugs market.

Chief Inspector Paul Anderson, of Durham Constabulary, said: “People are getting more and more confident in reporting incidents to the police and we are now able to crack down on various drug markets.

“We take every bit of information we get very seriously. Sometimes it may take a bit of time to act but we have to build up a full picture of the distribution of drugs in the area.

“Things like today demonstrate that we act upon people’s information.”

via ChronicleLive – News – Today’s Chronicle – Suspected dealers targeted in Durham drug raids.

Suspected stolen goods recovered

POLICE are hoping to reunite power tools and other suspected stolen goods with their rightful owners.

The tools, along with socket sets and fishing equipment were recovered in the Durham City area on Thursday.

Beat officer PC Graham Ling said it is believed the equipment has been stolen from the Bearpark, Ushaw Moor and Broompark areas.

He added: “We suspect these items may have been taken from sheds or outhouses that have been broken into and their owners haven’t yet reported them missing.