From Police Scotland –
This report covers the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 31 August 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 August, with 53 incidents reported. Eight of these calls relate to minor disturbances (youth specific) and 44 relate to other Anti-Social Behaviour incidents.
There were 9 Assault crime reports raised within August, which is the same as the previous month. Of those 9 reported, 7 are detected and reported to the Procurator Fiscal and 2 are still currently being investigated. 8 of the incidents relate to Domestic Assault.
There were no serious assaults reported within August.
There have been 10 Thefts throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area during August. 8 remain undetected, although only 4 are still being investigated.
1 Theft by Housebreaking was reported within Stonehaven, during which machinery to the value of £150 was stolen. This is still under investigation.
Road Safety & road crime:
In August there was 1 driver found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The report has been submitted to the PF for consideration of prosecution.
There was 1 reported incident of dangerous driving for the month of August and this is still under investigation.
There has been 1 reported incident of careless driving for the month of August, this too is still under investigation.
The issue of speeding within Inverbervie heading towards Gourdon was raised by local residents and Cllr. Carr, and whilst conducting speed checks, 3 drivers were fined £100 with 3 penalty points. The highest speed recorded was 48mph in a 30mph built up area. Needless to say this area will be revisited. Please forward areas of concern to the usual contact points.
Community Engagement & Reassurance:
2 Drug search warrants were executed in Stonehaven, 1 positive and 1 negative for controlled drugs.
It is requested that any concerns regarding drug misuse be forwarded to the CPT e-mail box or via the Crimestoppers / 101 lines as with all community related issues.
The “One Punch” Campaign has been promoted through licenced premises, with a positive response from all. Posters emphasizing the effects have been distributed with high visibility patrols conducted.
The Crime prevention team have also been proactive in both providing advice regarding scams and online frauds, along with the #Bikeregister programme. Please check our Social Media steams for future events.