From Police Scotland –
This report covers the period 1 to 31 March 2021.
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 an increase in the number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of March, with 91 incidents reported. Including 32 related to Anti-social behaviours, 56 calls related to minor disturbances involving youths (congregating and some knocking on doors and windows, thereafter running away). There were also 3 incidents of Wilful Fire-raising within Auchenblae at Blairs, a shopping trolley at Portlethen and 9 bales of hay at Fetteresso.
Anti-social behaviour in Portlethen
In response to a number of calls from concerned residents relating to anti-social behaviour by young people in Portlethen, officers from the Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team, supported by local Special Constables have carried out dedicated plain clothes and high visibility patrols to tackle this problem.
The week-long operation saw officers engage with over 35 young people in the Portlethen area. Four youths were also spoken to in front of their parents regarding their conduct.
Officers will continue to carry out high visibility patrols in the ‘hot spot’ areas of Portlethen to provide reassurance to the community and take enforcement action against those found offending.
There were 6 assault Crime Files raised within March, which is an increase on the previous month. Of those 6 reported, all are detected and reported to COPFS.
There was 1 serious assault reported during March which has also been detected and reported. The incident involved a fight whereby the complainer’ suffered a facial injury.
There have been 5 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area this month. All remain undetected and are still being investigated.
There has been 2 reports of Theft by Housebreaking this month. One being a commercial premises wherein power tools where stolen, and a domestic property where similarly, powered hand tools were stolen.
Road Safety & road crime:
In March there were no drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
There have been 3 reported incidents of dangerous driving for the month of March, 2 of which are detected and will be reported. There is 1 outstanding and still being investigated.
There have been 2 reported incidents of careless driving for the month of March, both remain undetected at this time, and are under investigation.
Community Engagement & Reassurance:
1 Drug search warrant was executed within Kincardine and Mearns during March, with a positive result leading to persons being reported in relation to possession of a controlled drug.
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