NORTHWICH police have noticed a significant drop in the number of burglaries reported after a third local male was arrested.

The man, who is well known to police, was identified as an offender in burglary offences and has been charged and remanded in custody.

His arrest comes after two other males were charged and remanded in custody following burglaries in the Northwich area.

There have been three burglaries reported to Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) over the last week.

• Between approximately 2pm on Saturday, January 19 and 12.15pm on Sunday, January 20, offenders gained entry to a business address on New Cheshire Business Park, Wincham Lane, Wincham and stole several tools and wire mesh from the premises.
• Offenders attempted to break into a garden shed on Chester Road, Hartford between 9.30am and 12.20pm on Sunday, January 20.
• Between 4pm on Sunday, January 20 and 9am on Monday, January 21, offenders damaged a window as they attempted to gain entry to an address on Vale Road, Hartford.

Theft: • A trailer was stolen from outside an address on John Brunner Crescent, Northwich between 6pm on Friday, January 18 and 10am on Saturday, January 19.
• Offenders stole an air conditioning unit from a business address on Market Way, Northwich between 10am and 10.30am on Monday, January 21.
• Two male offenders stole a quantity of alcohol from Tesco, Manchester Road, between 5.30pm and 6pm on Tuesday, January 22. Police are gathering evidence for both shoplifting offences.

Criminal damage: • Criminal damage was caused to the outside of a frame of a window of an address on Victoria Road, Northwich between 8pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday, January 23.

Anti social behaviour: • Northwich police have spoken to one of the youths involved in anti social behaviour in and around McDonalds, Witton Street. The youth was visited at home by Inspector Loughlin and PC Wharmby and is now being monitored by Northwich’s Anti-Social behaviour Unit.