Police name man charged with 12 car theft offences in Chesterfield

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Officers in Chesterfield have charged a man with 12 offences in relation to items stolen from vehicles across the town, after two were arrested overnight on Tuesday.

Following an investigation from Derbyshire Constabulary into a number of belongings that have been stolen from cars in Walton in recent weeks, a man has been charged with 12 offences and remanded to court for stealing from vehicles or trying car doors.

Dale Stansfield, 29, of no fixed address, was arrested overnight yesterday (Tuesday, April 20) and questioned by officers at Chesterfield police station.

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Another man was also arrested in connection with the thefts from motor vehicles but has since been released under investigation.

Dale Stansfield, of no fixed address, was arrested yesterday (April 20).Dale Stansfield, of no fixed address, was arrested yesterday (April 20).
Dale Stansfield, of no fixed address, was arrested yesterday (April 20).

Stansfield is charged with stealing from cars parked on Richmond Close and Foljambe Avenue on April 14 and on Whitecotes Lane on April 17.

He will also face charges of interfering with vehicles on Richmond Close and Breckland Road on April 14 and on Greenways, Berwick Avenue, Berwick Close and Foljambe Avenue on April 17.

The 29-year-old was due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court this morning (April 21).

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Police thanked the community for ‘their engagement’ around the issue which led to many coming forward with CCTV footage ‘which has strengthened the evidence’.

PCSO for Chesterfield South Suzanne Gouldsbrough alerted residents to the arrests and subsequent charges and urged people to continue to remain vigilant.

She said: “Please continue to take reasonable precautions when it comes to securing your home and vehicle and let us know if you see anything suspicious.”

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