Three charged following spate of burglaries in Crewe Date published: 23rd August 2016 1.54pm

Three people have been arrested and charged with a string of burglaries committed across South Cheshire over just a few days.

Officers charged the trio for the incidents in Crewe and Cranage, which took place separately last week.

The first arrest was made on Tuesday, August 9, as a mobile phone and purse were stolen from a house on Myrtle Street in Crewe on Monday, August 8. Melanie Wraith, aged 45, of Queen’s Drive in Nantwich was charged with burglary and theft. She has been remanded in custody to appear at court on Wednesday, September 7.

Next was a break-in on Artle Road, Crewe on Wednesday, August 10, where Kristian Kruk, aged 20, of Davenport Avenue in Crewe was charged with intent to steal, and then charged with a further two similar offences. He has also been remanded in custody, to appear at court on Friday, September 9.

Finally, on Thursday, August 11, Nicholas Ward, 33, of King Street, Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested for burglary after breaking into a house in Cranage. He was later charged with five burglary offences and is due to appear at Chester Crown Court on Monday, September 12. The stolen property was recovered and returned to its owners.

Detective Sergeant Richard Johnson, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, said: “I’m impressed with the tenacity of all officers, who have gone all out to investigate these crimes, identify suspects, place them under arrest and subsequently charge them.

“Burglaries can have a devastating effect on victims, and I’m sure this news will reassure the community and send out a really strong message that this type of crime will not be tolerated.”