LAST night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council heard the following report delivered by Constable Marc Camus.
Community Council Report
This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns Community Council area for the period 1 to 30 March 2019.
The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and residents you represent. 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 slight increase in the amount of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of March.
There were 12 assaults within the March period, which was up by 2 on the previous month. Of those crimes reported 8 are detected and other enquiries are ongoing.
For the month of March 2019, there have been 20 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area. This is 14 more than the last report, of which 5 are detected, 15 are still under investigation. The greater proportion of these being retail crime, i.e. Theft by Shoplifting.
There have been no Housebreakings in comparison to the 2 identified last month. There has been 1 theft from a motor vehicle during the last month.
Road Safety & road crime:
In March 2019 there were no reported drink/drug drivers.
Dangerous Driving – Causing Death
In March, 1 report was submitted in respect of the Drumlithie incident at the junction of the A90 whereby 3 persons died and multiple vehicles were involved. Road Policing unit are dealing with this in conjunction with local staff.
One report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in respect of Dangerous Driving.
In March 2019, 3 reports were submitted for consideration by the Procurator Fiscal, and 4 are still being investigated.
K&M officers have continued to enforce Operation Cedar along with identification of Road Traffic Offenders.
Over a 6 day period, Officers patrolling at Portlethen, Auchenblae Road, Kirkton Road, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven, Marykirk, St. Cyrus, Inverbervie, resulted in 1 Fixed Penalty Notice issued for Licence offences and 4 relating to Speeding offences.
Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving or any suspicious activities are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time of the incident in order for us to take positive action.
Community Engagement & Reassurance
PC Camus continues to liaise with schools and CCs directly in order to promote safer travel to school.
A recent survey shows that people are still not abiding by the 20mph flashing speed signage outside schools, where present. In one case a vehicle was captured at 53mph whilst the signage was active.
Local staff are now being trained in the use of speed detection equipment to assist with carrying out patrols on roads where vulnerable road users are, both young and elderly specifically. Residents are encouraged to contact Police on 101 or the email below to report any areas where patrols can assist.
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
- ‘ 101 – Non emergency;
- ; Email – StonehavenLowerDeesideCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
- ; Twitter – @NorthEPolice
- ; Facebook – www.Facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision
- ; Web – www.scotland.police.uk
- ‘ 999 – Emergency;
- ‘ 0800 555 111 – Crimestoppers;
Inspector Steven Dick
Stonehaven Community Policing Team