May Police Report

By bellmannews / June 22, 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 May 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 a decrease in the number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of May, with 47 incidents reported.  Included in this are 12 calls related to minor disturbances and 35 related to other Anti-Social Behaviour. There were also 2 incidents of suspected wilful fire-raising which are still being investigated. There were no injuries associated with these fires.

There were 11 Assault crime reports raised within May, which is an increase on the previous month. Of those 11 reported, 7 are detected and reported to COPFS, 2 have resulted in persons being warned with 2 still under investigation. 2 of the detected crime reports relate to assaults on Police Officers.

There were no serious assaults reported during May.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 21 Thefts throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area throughout May.

12 of which are detected and relate to a crime series in the Fettercairn area where two men have been arrested and charged with 3 Theft by Housebreaking, 3 Intended Thefts, 2 Theft of Motor Vehicle, 2 Theft from Motor Vehicles and 2 Thefts.  

Following a pursuit, the vehicles were recovered in Aberdeen and a number of items of stolen property recovered including three wedding rings.

5 Shopliftings have been reported, 2 are detected and reported to COPFS, and 2 are ongoing with positive lines of enquiry.

There have been 3 Thefts, 2 undetected with 1 enquiry ongoing and 1 Unlawful Removal of a Motor Vehicle, which is detected and the vehicle recovered.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In May there was 1 driver found to be under the influence of alcohol and has been reported to COPFS.

Dangerous Driving

There have been 3 reported incidents of dangerous driving for the month of May. 2 have been detected and reported to COPFS, the other is still being investigated with positive lines of enquiry.

Careless Driving

There have been 4 reported incidents of careless driving for the month of May all 4 are detected and reported to COPFS.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:


Although there has been a relaxation of the government restrictions, 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. 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.

Owing to historical reports of groups gathering in the Stonehaven harbour area drinking alcohol in breach of the COVID regulations this area is receiving increased patrols.  


2 Drug Search Warrants were executed within Kincardine and Mearns during May, both with positive results leading to one persons being reported in relation to possession of a controlled drug and an investigation ongoing in relation to three persons being concerned in the supply of drugs.

Contact Us:

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

Inspector Allen Shaw

Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team