Advice on Garden Security in Latest Police Report

By bellmannews / December 15, 2021
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From Police Scotland –

This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 November 2021.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area and provide crime prevention advice and guidance to residents.  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 November, with 41 incidents reported. 17 of these calls relate to youth specific calls. 24 relate to other Anti-Social Behaviour incidents including noise and neighbour issues.

There were 11 Assault crime reports raised within November, which is an increase against the previous month. So far, 4 incidents have been detected, and reported to COPFS and 7 are still being investigated with strong lines of enquiry.

There were no serious assaults reported within November.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been no Thefts reported throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area during November.

There were no Commercial Housebreakings during November.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

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

Careless and Dangerous Driving

There were no reported incidents of careless or dangerous driving for the month of November.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:

Travelling in Severe Winter

Tune in to the Met Office information and Traffic Scotland for public transport announcements (08000281414) – Tell someone your destination, route and timings, Allow extra time, Fully charge your mobile and take a charger, Pack food and equipment, Think about winter tyres, First Aid kit, Battery jump leads, Torch, GPS, Space blanket, Reflective warning signs, Ice scraper, Shovel for snow, Warm clothes, Boots, Warm drink in a flask – the list could be endless.

Community Support

Identify key neighbours or family who may require assistance, Have their contact numbers to hand, Offer to collect groceries or other essential tasks, Help clear their icy / snow covered paths

Garden Security

Fencing – Vertical fencing is hard to climb, Low height to the front, Higher (6’ 1.8M) to the rear

Lighting – Solar powered lighting saves on costs and make sure external lighting doesn’t annoy your neighbours

Sheds – Require a good lock, reinforced hinges, security marked high value items, battery operated alarm and secure ladders from view.

Plants – Prickly shrubs under windows deter access to thieves

Gravel – Walking on gravel is noisy, use this around pathways or near windows.

Drug Search Warrants

1 Drug search warrant was executed within Stonehaven with a positive detection for controlled drugs.

Contact Us:

Inspector Allen Shaw

Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team