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 31 January 2022.
The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area and provide crime prevention advice. 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 an increase in the number of Anti-social Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of January, with 66 calls being received.
There were 13 calls received that related to Youth specific disturbances.
There were 8 Assault crime reports raised within January. 6 that have been reported are detected and have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal. Meanwhile, 2 are still being investigated. 3 of the assaults were domestic related.
There have been 7 Thefts throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area during January. 6 remain undetected and are still being investigated. 1 of the thefts relate to shoplifting at Aldi in Portlethen. A theft of note was that of a caravan valued at £30,000 which is still being actively investigated.
A Theft by Housebreaking has taken place that resulted in a theft of Quadbike. This enquiry is still ongoing.
Road Safety & road crime:
In January there were 3 drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol. They have been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal for consideration.
There was 1 reported incident of dangerous driving for the month of January, which is still under enquiry.
There have been no reported incident of careless driving for the month of January.
The Kincardine and Mearns CPT, continue to prioritise safe driving, and have undertaken numerous Road Safety checks using the Unipar laser device. Several new locations have been provided as areas of concern, which will be visited in future operations. Please use the Contact Us e-mail address to forward areas of concern.
Community Engagement & Reassurance:
Drug Search Warrants
3 Drug Search Warrants were executed in the Kincardine and Mearns area for the month of January, all 3 were positive and quantities of illegal drugs seized. All persons concerned were cautioned and charged with RPWs issued. All instances of illegal drug use should be reported to the Police. Any report will be treated in confidence and be completely anonymous.
Intelligence – Identity Theft
Here are some ways to safeguard your identity:
Check your bank statements – any suspicious payments – alert your bank
If you are expecting correspondence from a bank and it fails to arrive, contact the bank immediately.
If you move house, confirm your new details with all financial institutions.
Remember to redirect your mail if you move house
Regularly obtain a credit file from a credit reference agency
Cancel all lost or stolen bank cards
Inform the Government agency if your passport or driving licence has been stolen or lost
Don’t use a common shared password with banking accounts and websites. Create a new password for each site. Avoid using dates of birth or maiden names.
Never give out passwords or PIN numbers to anyone.
- ‘ 101 – Non emergency;
- ; Email – StonehavenLowerDeesideCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
- ; Twitter – @NorthEPolice
- ; Facebook – www.Facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision
- ; Web – www.scotland.police.uk
- ‘ 999 – Emergency;
- ‘ 0800 555 111 – Crimestoppers;
Inspector Allen Shaw
Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team