Police Report

By bellmannews / March 22, 2020
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From Police Scotland –

This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 29 February 2020.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and the 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 number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of February, with 39 incidents reported.

Of those calls, 22 related to incidents involving young people with the remainder neighbour disputes and alcohol fuelled behaviours. 5 of the youth calls were in relation to car wing mirrors being damaged. Enquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible for this damage. 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.

There were 14 assaults within the February period, which is up by 7 on the previous month. Of those 14 reported, 11 are detected with enquiries still ongoing into the remaining 3.

There were no serious assaults reported during February.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 10 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area this month, no change from the previous month’s report. Included within these incidents are 5 incidents of shoplifting, all cases remain outstanding with enquiries ongoing.

There have been 5 Housebreakings this month. 1 has been detected with 4 still being investigated. These form part of a wider pattern of crime across the whole division and specialist units are assisting with these enquiries. A reminder is provided to ensure houses are not left insecure and any vehicles seen in suspicious circumstances please take time to report to Police.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In February there was 1 report for drug/drink drivers.

Dangerous Driving

There has been 1 instance of dangerous driving and this has been reported to the PF for consideration.

Careless Driving

There have been 4 reported incidents of careless driving this month, 3 have been reported to the PF and 1 other that is still being investigated.

K&M Officers have continued Operation Cedar patrols over this month. In response to local residents’ complaints re speeding in various areas 14 speeding tickets issued, 2 reports were submitted to Procurator Fiscal for 52 and 57mph in a 30mph limit with 15 other drivers warned. One Fixed Penalty Notice was issued for pedestrian crossing offence.

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.

Following information from local residents and proactive work from local staff

Two Drugs search warrants were executed in the South part of Kincardine and Mearns area at residential properties. Quantities of drugs were seized along with drug paraphernalia. A male and female have been charged with drug related offences.

Contact Us

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

Inspector Allen Shaw

Stonehaven Community Policing Team