Youth Crime Crackdown

By Jane Cruickshank / August 8, 2019
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THE following report was posted earlier today on Police Scotland North East Division’s Facebook page.

In response to a number of calls received from local residents relating to anti-social behaviour involving young people in Stonehaven, officers from the Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team carried out additional plain-clothed and high-visibility patrols yesterday evening (Wednesday August 7, 2019).

During these patrols, two 16-year-old boys were conveyed home with one charged with being in possession of a controlled drug. Two boys aged 12 and 13 were also conveyed home and charged with a vandalism that occurred on Sunday.

A 15-year-old male was arrested and taken into Police custody in relation to a number of offences that occurred during Tuesday evening including alleged assaults, vandalism, housebreaking and threatening and abusive behaviour. He will be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit in due course.

In addition two girls aged 12 and 14 were taken home having been found under the influence of alcohol.

Local Sergeant Kirsty Walsh said: “These recent incidents are extremely disappointing given the work that has been ongoing to deter anti-social behaviour. Officers will continue to carry out high visibility patrols in the ‘hot spot’ areas of Stonehaven to provide reassurance to the community and take enforcement actiont action AGAINSTagainst those found offending.

“It is the school holidays and of course we want young people to be outside and enjoying themselves, however let me be clear that anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated. I urge people to continue letting us know if you have concerns so that action can be taken.”