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Harpenden car crime arrests

7 Oct 2021
  • A 50-year-old man from Harpenden was arrested on suspicion of theft in Pickford Hill during the early hours of this morning.

  • He was stopped by officers involved in a proactive operation to tackle thefts from vehicles in Harpenden and Wheathampstead.

  • Remember to lock your vehicle and do not leave anything on display.

A 50-year-old man from Harpenden was arrested on suspicion of theft in Pickford Hill during the early hours of this morning (7 October).

He was stopped by officers involved in a proactive operation to tackle thefts from vehicles in Harpenden and Wheathampstead.

During the police operation, officers used the opportunity to try door handles of cars to make sure they were secure. Several cars were insecure - one car contained golf clubs and a second had an expensive jacket inside. Officers spoke to the owners and reminded them to remove valuables and lock their vehicles.

St Albans district Chief Inspector Mike Todd said: “We are doing everything we can to stop thefts from motor vehicles in Harpenden and Wheathampstead including both covert and overt patrols. Help me tackle this crime series by simply locking your car doors. The vast majority of thieves are opportunist and will not use force to steal from a vehicle – they will just look for the next easy target. Please make sure it is not your vehicle.”

  • Jamie Fogarty, age 36, of Comet Way, Hatfield was arrested and charged on Saturday with going equipped to steal in Harpenden. He is due to appear at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on 5 November.
  • A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of interfering with a motor vehicle on Friday.
  • Steven Gillians, age 40, of Pickford Hill, Harpenden was arrested and charged with theft and possession of cannabis.

Remember to lock your vehicle and do not leave anything on display.

If you suspect a crime is in progress, call 999. If reporting retrospectively call 101 or report online.

“You can follow the work of local officers on Facebook and Twitter @StAlbansPolice to see what action is being taken on a daily basis to help keep the district a safe place to live, work and visit.”

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