Three people have been arrested and five vehicles, including an £80,000 Maserati, have been seized as part of a week-long police operation.

Forty officers were involved across Hertsmere, Welwyn Hatfield, St Albans, Dacorum, Watford and Three Rivers.

Herts Advertiser: A police car involved in the operation.A police car involved in the operation. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Patrols were conducted in hotspot areas and ANPR was utilised to stop vehicles of interest.


This led to the following outcomes:

  • 21 stop and searches were carried out.
  • Seventeen incidents linked to acquisitive crime were attended.
  • Three knives were seized.
  • Three stolen motor vehicles were recovered.
  • One vehicle was seized for being used in crime.
  • Three vehicles were seized for having no insurance, with drivers being reported for the offence.
  • One vehicle was seized for being driven in an anti-social manner.
  • A driver was given a section 59 warning notice for anti-social driving.
  • One person was reported for driving without a licence.
  • Two people were arrested for possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.
  • Three community resolutions were issued for possession of cannabis.
  • One person was arrested for failing to appear in court.
  • Two pursuits took place.

Among the three stolen vehicles that were found by Hertfordshire police, was an £80,000 Maserati.

The car was discovered in the Watford area just 10 minutes after it had been taken.

Herts Advertiser: The Maserati discovered in the Watford area.The Maserati discovered in the Watford area. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)