A driver ran away from police after officers stopped to check his car in Dunchurch Road.
The man rang across gardens in the area and following further investigations it was found the driver had no insurance.
Police found him hiding in bushes in Wentworth Road.
The car was seized and the driver reported for driving offences.
In another incident, a blue and white panel van was seen by a police officer in Shakespeare Gardens collecting items from houses and asking residents fro scrap.
The vehicle was stopped and check by police who found it was not insured.
Officers seized the vehicle for no insurance and having tyres which were not safe.