Latest Police Report

By Jane Cruickshank / October 13, 2019
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From Police Scotland

This is the latest report for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 September 2019.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice.  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 reduction in the number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of September, with 29 incidents reported.

Of those calls, most related to incidents involving young people. We value the continued support of our community across Kincardine and Mearns and encourage them to contact us where there are any antisocial behaviour issues. If we are aware of the issues then we can take action to prevent escalation.

There were 14 assaults within the September period, which is up by 1 on the previous month. Of those 14 reported, 12 are detected, the remaining 2 have positive lines of enquiry.

There were no serious assaults reported during September.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 10 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area this month. This is a decrease of 3 incidents against the previous month’s report. Thefts include a £1000 Ifor Williams Trailer which has not been recovered as yet and a gentleman’s mountain bike valued at £500. Included within the 10 thefts are 6 shoplifting incidents where 3 are detected and 3 remain outstanding with enquiries ongoing.

There has been 2 housebreaking this month. This is a reduction by 1. A gentleman’s bike, stolen during one of the HBs has not yet been recovered and is valued at £600. A forensic examination of that locus has provided a number of lines for enquiry.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In September there were 3 reported drink drivers and 1 driver found unfit through drugs, all of whom have been reported to the PF.

Dangerous Driving

There have been no instances of dangerous drivers reported this month.

Careless Driving

There have been 2 reported incidents of careless driving this month, both of which has been reported to the PF for consideration of prosecution.

K&M Officers have continued Operation Cedar patrols over this month. The officers have conducted checks outside K&M schools and at these times no offences were detected. No tickets have been issued however drivers have been warned for a variety of offences, including ignoring “No Entry” signage and inconsiderate parking.

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. He is also asking that the Community Councils promote the Rural Scotland Watch. Participants can receive alerts via e-mail, phone and text of suspicious activities within their area and across Scotland.

Contact Us

Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:

Inspector Steven Dick

Stonehaven Community Policing Team