Selby police held a multi-agency day of action on Thursday 16 August to crack down on crime, increase safety and improve the environment.
Operation Cauldron was hailed a great success after police joined forces with Trading Standards, HM Court Services, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), HM Revenue and Customs, North Yorkshire Probation Trust and Border Force.
The day began with vehicle safety and fuel checks by VOSA and HM Revenue and Customs. Nine vehicles were checked, three prohibition notices were issued for vehicle defects, one person was fined for using red diesel and one hazardous prohibition notice was issued.
Meanwhile, offenders working on the Probation Trust's Community Payback scheme cleaned up the Memorial Gardens at the rear of Audus Street, cleaned and painted benches in the gardens and cleared the church pathway.
Police officers carried out search warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act at properties in the town and arrested three people.
At one address a 40-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing class B drugs, she has been released on bail while enquiries continue.
During another search warrant, a 45-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing class B drugs and possession with intent to supply class B drugs. Both have been released on police bail while enquiries continue.
Trading Standards officers gave a presentation to older and vulnerable people to give them advice on dealing with cold callers and bogus officials.
Licensing Officers and Special Constables teamed up with Trading Standards and 4 Youth to carry out checks at 11 licensed premises to ensure they were not selling alcohol to underage drinkers. No offences were reported.
During night time patrols in Selby town centre, a 22-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of possessing the drug MCAT. He has been bailed while enquiries continue.
The Automatic Number Plate Recognition team and roads policing officers carried out checks of vehicles heading in and out of Selby. They checked 17 vehicles; seized two for having no insurance; issued five fixed penalty tickets for various offences and summonsed eight people to court for various vehicle defects.
A 22-year-old man was arrested in the village of Hambleton on suspicion of possessing class B drugs after cannabis was found at his property. He was arrested after officers chased him when he ran off from officers and they subsequently a quantity of cannabis at his address. He has been released on police bail.
Domestic violence officers made a number of visits to vulnerable people and distributed leaflets promoting the service of the Independent Domestic Abuse Service and the county helpline number 03000 110 110.
Inspector Michelle Falkingham of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "The day of action was a huge success, bringing together a number of professionals to improve the quality of life for local residents, crack down on crime and anti-social behaviour and help keep Selby safer.
"Our aim is to make an impact on the quality of life for local people through coordinated action with our partner agencies. This is just the first phase of a number of warrants and days of action which will be taking place throughout the year."
Members of the public can help the police by reporting any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to the police or Crimestoppers.
To pass on information, Please call police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name.
4.34pm - 21 August 2012