From Police Scotland –
Community Council Report
This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 June 2021.
The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your are 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 Anti-social Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of June, with 63 incidents reported. 17 of these calls relate to minor disturbances (youth specific) and 46 relate to other Anti-Social Behaviour incidents. There were 3 incidents of suspected wilful fire-raising which are still being investigated. A further 5 fires were reported and deemed accidental including campfires left unattended. There were no injuries associated with these fires.
There were 13 Assault crime reports raised within June, which is an increase on the previous month. Of those 13 reported, 7 are detected and reported to COPFS and 2 have resulted in persons being warned. 6 of the incidents relate to Domestic Assault.
There were no serious assaults reported during June.
There have been 4 Thefts throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area during June. All 4 remain undetected, although are still being investigated.
1 Theft by Housebreaking was reported to a Caravan at Glenesk Caravan Park, Edzell. This is still under investigation.
Road Safety & road crime:
In June there was 1 driver found to be under the influence of alcohol and has been reported to COPFS. This driver also had no insurance, a provisional licence and was not displaying ‘L’ Plates. The owner was also charged with associated offences.
There have been no reported incidents of dangerous driving for the month of June.
There have been 3 reported incidents of careless driving for the month of June. 1 is detected and reported to COPFS, the remaining incidents are undetected and the enquiry is ongoing.
A number of areas within Kincardine and Mearns are being monitored in relation to concerns over speeding vehicles in direct response to community concerns.
Community Engagement & Reassurance:
Despite the gradual relaxation of Government guidelines and associated restrictions, members of the public are asked to remain vigilant in the wearing of masks and social distancing measures. There is a significant rise in positive Covid cases, although less people are being hospitalised and have died as a direct result.
A check of the Stonehaven Caravan Site has indicated that all current residents are from the home nations, whom are seeking to enjoy “Staycations” within the Kincardine and Mearns area.
There has been an increase in “Wild Campers”, and in response, the Ranger Service, Police Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council have been in dialogue as to how best proceed, to encourage visitors yet safeguard our communities.
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