Operation Knelt is an operation that looks to identify offenders who commit serious acquisitive crimes which are related to drugs and violence.
As part of this, officers in Wokingham have been working alongside Wokingham Borough Council and other members of the Community Safety Partnership Team as they look to prevent the local community becoming victims of these crimes.
Last Monday (12/6) officers made two arrests. Two men, a 27-year-old and a 33-year-old both from Wokingham on suspicion of theft and vehicle interference offences.
They have been released on bail.
Sergeant Emma Read said: “We rely on the public’s information as we look to combat these types of crime.
“If anyone has information please call 101 or make a report online.
“If you do not wish to speak to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Cllr Ian Shenton, Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Leisure and member of the Wokingham Community Safety Partnership, said: “Our residents’ safety is our number one priority and although Wokingham borough is a relatively low crime area, we are determined to work within our communities to minimise criminal activity that harms our communities.
“The joint work being carried out on operations such as this are an excellent example of how Wokingham Borough Council work with Thames Valley Police and other local partners, to tackle criminal behaviour and bring to justice those individuals that may feel they are beyond the reach of the law.”