This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 April 2021.
The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area and provide crime prevention advice and guidance. Our focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns.
Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:
There has been a decrease in the number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of April, with 66 incidents reported. Included in this are 41 calls related to minor disturbances and 25 related to other anti-social behaviour. There were also five incidents of suspected wilful fire-raising including two incidents at Newtonhill. There were no injuries associated with these fires.
There were 10 Assault Crime Files raised within April, which is an increase on the previous month. Of those 10 reported, seven are detected and reported to COPFS, with three still under investigation.
There were no serious assaults reported during April.
There have been four Thefts throughout Kincardine and Mearns area this month. All remain undetected and are still being actively investigated.
There has been no reports of Theft by Housebreaking this month.
Road Safety & road crime:
In April there was one driver found to be under the influence of drugs that is still awaiting analysis, however, the road-side saliva test provided a positive indication for the presence of opioids.
There have been two reported incidents of dangerous driving for the month of April: one has been detected and reported to COPFS, the other is still being investigated.
There have been three reported incidents of careless driving for the month of April: two are detected at this time and one is still under investigation.
Community Engagement & Reassurance:
Although there has been a relaxation of the government restrictions, Police Scotland continues to use the 4E’s; Engage, Educate, Encourage and finally Enforce. This policy has helped to standardise the approach to difficult situations raised by the pandemic. It is asked that everyone considers their personal accountability, when associating with others and remember the FACTS approach. F-ace coverings A-void Crowds C-lean hands regularly T-wo Metre distancing) S-elf Isolate and book a test if symptomatic.
Owing to historical reports of groups gathering in the Stonehaven harbour area drinking alcohol in breach of the COVID regulations this area is receiving increased patrols.
Some three drug search warrant were executed within Kincardine and Mearns during April, all with positive results leading to persons being reported in relation to possession of a controlled drug.
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