October Police Report

By bellmannews / November 10, 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 October 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 October, with 48 incidents reported.  23 of these calls relate to youth specific calls of which 7 related to Portlethen. 25 relate to other Anti-Social Behaviour incidents including noise and neighbour issues.

There were 6 Assault crime reports raised within October, which is an increase against the previous month. All 6 reported are detected and have been reported as appropriate to the Procurator Fiscal and YJMU.

New legislation regarding Age of Criminal Responsibility from 8 to 12 years will be implemented in the early part of 2022. 

There were no serious assaults reported within October.

Acquisitive Crime:

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

There were 2 Commercial Housebreakings during October. One was in Gourdon where commercial batteries were stolen, and the other was David Street Co-Op, Stonehaven where a sum of money was stolen along with other items. These are still under investigation by the Proactive CID Unit.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

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

Dangerous Driving

There was 1 reported incident of dangerous driving for the month of October.

Careless Driving

There have been 3 reported incident of careless driving for the month of October, all of which are detected and reported to COPFS.

Speeding Offences

The Kincardine and Mearns CPT, continue to prioritise safe driving, and have undertaken numerous Road Safety checks using the Unipar laser device in areas where concern has been highlighted over speeding. Several new locations have been provided as areas of concern, which will be visited in future operations.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:

Lone Officer – A new process allows an officer’s personal radio to be placed on loud speaker and for an officer or member of staff in the Police Area Control Room to confirm that the officer is who they say they are, that they are on duty and the reason why the officer is speaking to the member of the public

Darker Nights  – Road Safety for Cyclists

Cycling – Buy the right size of cycle – maintain your cycle so that brakes, tyres, chain, steering and reflectors are in good condition – during the day wear fluorescent ‘day glo’ colours, at night wear reflective clothing – front and rear lights are a legal requirement – when sourcing a helmet, ensure it meets the CE mark standards.

Contact Us:

Inspector Allen Shaw

Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team