A 27-year-old-man has been charged in connection with 17 burglaries in Nottinghamshire.
Lee Jason Carnell, of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (11 June 2018) and was granted conditional bail to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 9 July 2018.
Carnell is the latest person to be arrested and charged since the introduction of two new dedicated burglary teams which are focused on tackling and reducing burglary in the city and county.
The teams have been created as part of a new Force structure, moving towards a more geographic model that provides dedicated policing services for the city and county, based in the communities they serve.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Broadhead said: “I’m really pleased with the positive results we’ve had so far since the new burglary teams were introduced.
“Carnell’s arrest and charging is just the latest success we’ve had as a result of the really good proactive investigative work going on within the burglary teams.
“Since the teams were established in April we’ve seen a near 400 percent increase in offences that have been charged.
“Across the Force, between 1 April 2018 and 11 June 2018 we’ve had 89 house burglaries that were charged compared with 18 house burglaries charged between 1 April 2017 and 11 June 2017.”
DCI Broadhead added: “Burglary is such an invasive, impactful and upsetting crime, leaving victims feeling unsafe in their own homes, that we’ve made tackling it a priority in the city and county.
“We want to reassure the people of Nottinghamshire that we will continue to pursue those committing burglaries and remain committed to catching those responsible and bringing them to justice.
“The positive results our burglary teams are getting are testament to their hard work and dedication to taking burglars off our streets. It shows that if you commit a burglary in our Force area you won’t get away with it.”
Our new dedicated burglary teams are making a big push on tackling burglary and bringing offenders to justice but we still need people to help us by reporting any suspicious activity and reviewing their own home security to make themselves less of a target.