Tips to Prevent Breakins in September Crime Update

By bellmannews / October 11, 2021
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From Police Scotland –

This report covers the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 September 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

Darker Nights Prevention List – Re Potential Housebreakings

A house that looks unoccupied is a target for criminals. • Keep windows and doors locked • Secure sheds and garages • Fit/check outside security lighting • Fit a shed alarm • Fit an intruder alarm – if you have one set it • Fit coach bolts/anti tamper screws • Record/security mark valuable property • Consider a garage defender • Use timer switches on lights • Secure bicycles to a ground anchor • Consider a TV simulator.

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 September, with 50 incidents reported.  18 of these calls relate to minor disturbances (youth specific) and 32 relate to other Anti-Social Behaviour incidents.

There were 5 Assault crime reports raised within September, which is a decrease against the previous month. Of those 5 reported, 2 are detected and reported to the Procurator Fiscal and 3 are still currently being investigated. 2 of the incidents relate to Domestic Assault.

There were no serious assaults reported within September.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 6 Thefts throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area during September. 4 remain undetected and are still being investigated.

Of note, a £600 Power Washer was stolen from an industrial site at St Cyrus, there have also been 2 thefts of fuel in the form of “drive-offs” from self-service fuel stations.

There have been no Housebreakings during September.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In September 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.

Dangerous Driving

There were no reported incidents of dangerous driving for the month of September.

Careless Driving

There has been 1 reported incident of careless driving for the month of September, this is still under investigation.

Speeding Offences

The issue of speeding within Marykirk, Fettercairn and Stonehaven were raised by local residents through Community Councils. Whilst conducting speed checks, 3 drivers were fined £100 with 3 penalty points. Needless to say these areas will be revisited. Please forward areas of concern to the usual contact points.   

Community Engagement & Reassurance:

3 Drug search warrants were executed. 1 was within Newtonhill that was a positive and 2 were in Stonehaven, 1 positive and 1 negative for controlled drugs.

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