Police Report

By bellmannews / January 11, 2021
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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 31 December 2020.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and provide crime prevention advice and guidance.  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 decrease in the number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of December, with 49 incidents reported.

15 of the 49 incidents related to youth annoyance, predominantly related to Covid compliance and generally in relation to group size. The other calls related to low level noise related breaches of the peace and there was also a vandalism to the Edzell football pitches goal posts.

There were 6 assault Crime Files raised within the December period, which is a decrease on the previous month. Of those 6 reported, 4 are detected and the remaining 2 have a positive line of enquiry.

There were no serious assaults reported during December.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 2 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area this month. 1 has been detected and the other is still being enquired into.  

There has been 1 reported Housebreaking this month and enquiry continues in relation to it.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In December there has been 1 report submitted for drug/drink drivers.

Dangerous Driving

There have been no reported incidents of dangerous driving for the month of December.

Careless Driving

There have been no reported incidents of careless driving for the month of December.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:


Police Scotland continues to use the 4E’s; Engage, Educate, Encourage and finally Enforce. This policy has helped to standardise the approach to difficult situations raised by the pandemic. The recent implementation of Tier 4 restrictions has returned the area, and Scotland, to a heightened vigilance. It is asked that everyone considers their personal accountability, when associating with others and remember the FACTS approach. F (ace coverings) A (void Crowds) C (lean hands regularly) T (wo Metre distancing) S (elf Isolate and book a test if symptomatic)  

It is strongly urged that should anyone become aware of any gatherings taking place within the K&M area that contravene the guidelines, then a call is immediately made to the Police. Police Scotland remain committed to attending every Covid related call and will treat persons found breaching these safety measures in a robust manner. 


2 Drug search warrants were executed within K&M during December, with positive interventions to the supply, possession and distribution of drugs within the area. Further warrants have been craved and will be actioned in January 2021.

Contact Us:

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

Inspector Allen Shaw

Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team