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By Jane Cruickshank / September 11, 2019
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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 Community area for the period 1 to 31 August 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 no change in the number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of August, with 30 incidents were reported.

Of those calls, most related to a specific group of teenagers whom have since been charged with a variety of offences including Assault, Vandalism, Theft HB, Theft by Shoplifting, Threatening and Abusive Behaviour.

There were 13 assaults within the August period, which is up by 5 on the previous month. Of those 13 reported, 10 are detected, (2 of which were resolved by Recorded Police Warnings), the remaining 3 have positive lines of enquiry.

There were no serious assaults reported during August.

During August, owing to the prolific incidents involving the above group of teenagers, dedicated patrols were undertaken by both uniformed and plain clothes officers. Community reassurance was paramount especially as a number of the incidents were publicised by Facebook and other social media.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 13 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area this month. This is an increase of 7 incidents against the previous month’s report. Thefts include a £14K caravan which has not been recovered as yet and one theft no-crimed. 7 ‘Theft by Shop-lifting’ incidents where 1 person has been charged and others are “enquiries ongoing”.

There has been 3 Housebreaking this month. The group, referred to above, had forced entry to the unoccupied and newly developed block of flats in David street, Stonehaven, along with two private properties (gaining entry to summer houses in rear gardens). All youths have been dealt with in a robust manner.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In August there was 2 reported drink drivers, both of whom have been reported to the PF.

Dangerous Driving

There were 4 reports in respect of Dangerous Driving this month.1 has been reported and enquiries are ongoing into the other 3.

Careless Driving

There have been 2 reported incidents of Careless Driving this month, 1 of which has been reported to the PF for consideration of prosecution. The other is still awaiting conclusion of enquiry.

K&M Officers have continued Operation Cedar patrols over this month with 6 tickets issued for speeding in the Drumoak/Crathes area. 1 vehicle was seized as no insurance was in force and the matter reported to the PF. 1 ticket was issued at Blairs for speeding and a further ticket for speeding outside Mackie Academy, Stonehaven.

Community Engagement & Reassurance

Residents and Councillors are encouraged to contact Police on 101 and highlight locations of concern so that they may be added to the patrol matrix.

PC Michael Urquhart, the Crime Reduction officer, is available for talks on Scams, Internet and Home Security. He is also asking that the CC’s promote the Rural Scotland Watch. Participants can receive alerts via e-mail, phone and text of suspicious activities within their area and across Scotland.

Contact Us

Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:

Inspector Steven Dick

Stonehaven Community Policing Team

Date 01/09/2019

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