The following report from Police Scotland was presented at this week’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council.
Community Council Report
This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period April 1 to 30, 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 decrease in the amount of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of April.
There were 9 assaults within the April period, which is down by 3 on the previous month. Of those 9 reported 5 are detected which also includes 2 serious assaults, the remaining 4 are currently undetected but have positive lines of enquiry.
Over the course of 5 and 6 April 2019 staff from Kincardine and Mearns ran an antisocial behaviour operation. As a result of this a drugs search warrant was executed at an address in Stonehaven where Cannabis with a street value of £200 was recovered. Enforcement activity was carried at a number of addresses in respect of outstanding warrants – One warrant was paid. Four stop searches were carried out with one male being found in possession of cannabis and 3 tickets were issued for Antisocial behaviour.
For the month of April 2019, there have been 20 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area. This is the same number as last month’s report, of which 5 are detected, 15 are still under investigation.
The greater proportion of these being retail crime, Theft by Shoplifting. We are continuing to work closely with retail partners to identify those responsible.
There have been 2 Housebreakings this month both of which have positive lines of enquiry one has a named suspect.
There has been 1 theft of a motor vehicle from Stonehaven which is detected, the vehicle has been recovered and 2 males are to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
Road Safety & road crime:
In April there was 1 reported drink driver and another reported for failing the road side test .
One report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in respect of Dangerous Driving this month.
There have been no Careless driving reports submitted to the Procurator Fiscal this month.
K&M officers have continued to enforce Operation Cedar along with identification of Road Traffic Offenders.
Officers patrolling in Portlethen and Stonehaven have issues 7 fixed penalty tickets for parking offences have warned another 5 drivers for parking offences. Road side checks have also been carried out in Stonehaven and Portlethen. 1 driver was issued with a fixed penalty for failing to wear their seatbelt with another 10 vehicles checked and found to be completely roadworthy.
We have spoken to residents in Edzell relating to the antisocial use of motor vehicles within the village. 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.
Local staff continue to be 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.