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 Good results from Darlington Police

 15/06/2020

​Police in Darlington have been working hard to tackle burglaries and other associated crimes.


Officers from a number of teams have been working together to tackle these types of crimes over recent weeks, and have seen some good results.


Detective Inspector Craig Rudd, from Darlington CID, said: “We know burglaries are particularly devastating as your home is supposed to be somewhere you feel safe.


“That is why we have been working hard to tackle this type of offending, to bring offenders to justice and show that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.


“Although we have seen some good results, we will not stop in our determination to tackle criminals and criminality to ensure Darlington remains a safe place to live, work and visit.”


A recent result saw a man charged in connection with a number of incidents that happened in Quaker Lane in the early hours of Thursday morning (June 11).


Richard Jenkinson, of Westgarth Terrace, Darlington, was arrested and charged with six counts of vehicle interference, one charge of burglary, one attempted burglary and one theft from a motor vehicle.


The 37-year-old appeared before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe on Saturday morning, who remanded him in custody to appear at Teesside Crown Court on July 10.


On the same day (June 11), officers were called to a burglary in progress at a property in Brunton Street.


During the incident, which happened at 3.57pm, the suspects were said to have used a spade in an attempt to break into the back door before making off.


Officers attended the area and, ten minutes after the call was made to police, they arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of attempted burglary.


Owen Trebell, 39, of no fixed abode, and Rebecca Kelly, 36, of Victoria Road, Darlington, were both charged with attempted burglary in connection with the incident.


The pair appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (June 13). Mr Trebell was remanded in custody to appear at Teesside Crown Court on July 10, while Ms Kelly was released on bail to appear at the same court on the same day.


A 33-year-old man has also been charged in connection with a robbery that is said to have happened on the afternoon of Monday, May 18 on North Road.


Richard Clark will appear at Teesside Crown Court on July 3 to face one count of robbery.


Two men have also been charged in connection with a break-in that happened in the early hours of May 19.


During the incident, suspects smashed a front door window of a property in Wilshire Place before stealing two televisions, a hi-fi and various items of clothing from inside.


Two men were arrested by officers in connection with the incident.


David Soley, 36, of Brougham Street, Darlington, was charged with burglary and will appear at Teesside Crown Court on July 7.


A 21-year-old man was charged with handling stolen goods. He will appear before magistrates on August 11.