Crime Update and New Community Officer

By bellmannews / June 10, 2022
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From Police Scotland –

Community Council Report

This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns

area for the period 1 to 31 May 2022.

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 an increase in the number of Anti-social Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of May, with 61 calls being received.  

There were 16 calls received that related to Youth specific disturbances.

There have been 7 Assault crime reports raised within May. 4 are detected and have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The remaining 3 are still being investigated.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 15 Thefts throughout the Kincardine and Mearns area during May. 6 remain undetected and are still being investigated. Of note there was a theft of motorvehicle, to the value of 35 thousand pounds, used in a crime spree in the K&M area including a housebreaking that was solved. The vehicle was recovered by Police and the person responsible promptly apprehended and reported.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In May there was 1 driver found to be under the influence of alcohol, who has been reported for consideration of prosecution to the Procurator Fiscal.

Dangerous Driving

There were 2 reported incident of dangerous driving for the month of May, both of which are detected and reported.

Careless Driving

There has been 5 reported incident of careless driving for the month of May and three have been detected and reported with investigation ongoing for the remaining.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:

Inspector Allen Shaw is moving into a new role and has been replaced by Inspector Rhona Di Meola who has extensive experience within Aberdeen City and is looking forward to the challenges and rewards of Shire Policing.

Sergeant Gemma Taylor also is beginning a new role as Community Sergeant for K&M having worked in the area for a number of years and is knowledgeable particularly with her traffic orientated career.

PC Marc Camus the K&M Community Officer will sadly be leaving Police Scotland and therefore his role as of Thursday 9 June. He wishes to pass on to all: “It has been a genuine pleasure acting in this role and I am leaving to start another chapter in the Derbyshire area with my lovely wife Ann. I wish to pass on my thanks to all the relevant agencies and people I have come to know and admire.”

PC Camus is being replaced with PC David Charnley who will now be the Community Liaison Officer and is excited at the prospect of this role and its demands.

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