Police Report for July

By bellmannews / August 5, 2021
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From Police Scotland –

Community Council Report

This report covers the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 31 July 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 slight decrease in the number of Anti-social Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of July, with 58 incidents reported.  13 of these calls relate to minor disturbances (youth specific) and 44 relate to other Anti-Social Behaviour incidents. There was 1 incident of Fire having being caused accidently and no injury sustained.

There were 9 Assault crime reports raised within July, which is a decrease on the previous month. Of those 9 reported, 7 are detected and reported to COPFS and 1 has resulted in persons being warned.

There were 2 serious assaults reported during July, both of which occurred in Portlethen and have been detected.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 7 Thefts throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area during July. All remain undetected, although are still being investigated. One theft was of a boat from Morphie, later recovered sunk at Kinnaber, North Esk River.

1 Theft by Housebreaking was reported and is still under investigation, during which Quad Bikes were stolen from Inverbervie.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In July there were no drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Dangerous Driving

There were 2 reported incidents of dangerous driving for the month of July and 1 has been reported to COPFS, the other is still under investigation.

Careless Driving

There have been 6 reported incidents of careless driving for the month of June. 3 are detected and reported to COPFS, 2 of the remaining incidents are undetected and the remaining driver was warned regarding his standard of driving.

Speeding Offences

During operations generated by the Stonehaven Community Policing Team in Fettercairn, Stonehaven and Durris during July, a combined total of 17 speeding tickets were issued, a number of drivers warned and a report submitted for driving at 53mph in a 30mph zone at Fettercairn.

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.

There has been an increase in both Campers, Caravans and “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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