From Police Scotland.
Community Council Report
This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 June 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 June
There were 13 assaults within the June period, which is down by two on the previous month. Of those 13 reported, 9 are detected, (3 of which were offered Recorded Police Warnings), and the remaining 4 are currently undetected but still have positive lines of enquiry.
Kincardine and Mearns Divisional Inspector Steven Dick said “Stonehaven and the surrounding area was extremely busy during the Stonehaven Feein Festival attracting approximately 5000 attendees over the course of the day with many remaining in the area after the event. The majority of those who attended the area enjoyed themselves safely and responsibly and officers on high visibility patrol engaged with members of the community to keep the public safe.”
For the month of June 2019, there have been 6 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area. This is down by 2 against last month’s report, of which 2 are detected and 4 are still under investigation. All incidents took place at the large retail outlets with 4 ‘Theft by Shop-lifting’ incidents at ASDA and 2 at the Co-Op.
There have been 4 Housebreakings this month that all have positive lines of enquiry.
There has been 1 theft of a motor vehicle from Laurencekirk, which had been left in a car park for a substantial period on time. It remains undetected and enquiries are on-going.
Road Safety & road crime:
In June there was 1 reported drink driver, whom was 4 times the legal limit. He has been reported to the PF.
There were 2 reports in respect of Dangerous Driving this month, 1 has been reported and the other is still an ongoing enquiry.
There have been 3 reported incidents of Careless Driving of which 1 has been submitted to the PF for consideration, and 2 remain ongoing enquiries.
K&M Officers have conducted Operation Cedar patrols over 4 fully dedicated days and have stopped 56 vehicles, of those; 1 driver charged for no seat belt, 2 educated regarding child seat belt safety, 1 driver reported for an excise licence offence, 12 drivers speeding within the 20mph zone at Mackie Academy (7 charged and 5 educated). 4 persons ‘Stop and Searched’ with 1 charged with drug possession. 10 drivers speeding within Inverbervie’s 30 mph zone (2 charged and 8 others warned).
9 other Road Traffic offences associated to parking and obstruction were also resolved by way of tickets.
Community Engagement & Reassurance
Residents and Councillors are encouraged to contact Police on 101 and highlight locations of concern so that they may be added to the patrol matrix.
PC Michael Urquhart, the Crime Reduction officer, is available for talks on Scams, Internet and Home Security.
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