The following police report was prepared for this evening’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council:
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 2019.
The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and residents you represent. 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 increase in the amount of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of May.
There were fifteen assaults within the May period, which is up by six on the previous month. Of those fifteen reported, ten are detected, two of which were offered Recorded Police Warnings, and the remaining five are currently undetected but still have positive lines of enquiry.
For the month of May 2019, there have been eight thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area. This is down by twelve against last month’s report, of which three are detected, five are still under investigation.
The greater proportion of these being retail crime, Theft by Shoplifting notably at ASDA and the CO-OP stores. We are continuing to work closely with retail partners to identify those responsible.
There have been two Housebreakings this month both of which have positive lines of enquiry.
There has been one theft of a motor vehicle from Portlethen that was a vehicle stolen as part of the Housebreaking. It remains undetected and enquiries are on-going.
Road Safety & road crime:
In May there were no reported drink/drug drivers.
There was one report in respect of Dangerous Driving this month, this is still an ongoing enquiry.
There have been two Careless Driving reports and these are being enquired into.
K&M officers have continued to enforce Operation Cedar along with identification of Road Traffic Offenders.
Officers patrolling in Portlethen, Crathes, Marywell, Marykirk, Laurencekirk and Stonehaven have issued 32 fixed penalty tickets for parking offences have warned another 31 drivers for other offences including Seat Belt offences. Other road side checks have also been carried out in Stonehaven and Portlethen. One driver was issued with a SP30 ticket, speeding at 48mph within a 30mph area. A further eight Double Yellow line offences were also dealt with by ticket.
Community Engagement & Reassurance
Local staff have almost all completed the use of speed detection equipment. This is reflected in the increase in both patrols and targeting areas of concern raised by local councillors.
Residents are encouraged to contact Police on 101 or the email below to report any areas where patrols can assist.
PC Michael Urquhart is now the in-post Crime reduction officer and is available to offer advice regarding domestic and commercial security.
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
- ‘ 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 Steven Dick
Stonehaven Community Policing Team