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By Jane Cruickshank / November 5, 2019
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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 31 October 2019.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to 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 a further reduction in the number of Antisocial Behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of October, with 23 incidents reported.

Of those calls, most related to incidents involving young people. We value the continued support of our community across Kincardine and Mearns and encourage them to contact us where there are any antisocial behaviour issues. If we are aware of the issues then we can take action to prevent escalation.

There were 8 assaults within the October period, which is down by 6 on the previous month. Of those 8 reported, 7 are detected, the remaining 1 has a positive line of enquiry.

There were no serious assaults reported during October.

Acquisitive Crime:

There have been 13 thefts in the Kincardine and Mearns area this month. This is an increase of 3 incidents from the previous month’s report. Included within these incidents are 6 incidents of shoplifting, 2 are detected and 4 remain outstanding with enquiries ongoing.

There have been 8 Housebreakings this month. This is an increase by 7, however this increase is attributed to an incident at Castleton Fruit Farm, where there have been static caravans of farm workers targetted. Positive leads are being progressed.

Road Safety & road crime:

Drink/Drug Driving

In October there were no reported drink drivers.

Dangerous Driving

There has been one instance of dangerous driving and that has been reported to the PF this month.

Careless Driving

There have been 5 reported incidents of careless driving this month, 3 of which are detected and 2 still being investigated.

K&M Officers have continued Operation Cedar patrols over this month.  Following a specific complaint in Drumoak targeted checks were conducted and 19 speeding tickets issued. Other checks have been undertaken across the area with 1 driver in Inverbervie issued with a speeding ticket and drivers warned for speeding in Portlethen, Drumoak, Stonehaven and Kineff. Drivers have also been issued with tickets for no seatbelt, child wearing no seatbelt and 3 drivers have been charged with lighting offences whilst driving on A90.

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.

The Park Smart Scheme, a safe parking initiative promoted through partnership working between the Police and Aberdeenshire Council, is continuing to roll out across K&M. Arduthie and Newtonhill schools will shortly receive the relevant banners which highlight the dangers of inconsiderate parking outside schools. This initiative will be rolled out across K&M schools after they have completed an in-house program to challenge current parking behaviours and highlighting the benefits of walking and cycling to school.

Contact Us

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

Inspector Allen Shaw

Stonehaven Community Policing Team

Date 05/11/2019

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