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During the start of July we had several thefts from insecure vehicles
in Kinross town, along with break-ins to a shed and a property in
the old ‘Wimpey’ area. After some excellent work by
officers from Kinross and Auchterarder, a local female was identifed,
arrested and is currently remanded after being charged with several
offences. Stolen property was also recovered and returned to the
Please ensure all vehicles and sheds are locked at all times
and no windows or doors are left unlocked at your homes even during
Road traffic issues
Complaints of ‘Boy Racers’ speeding and playing loud
music along Junction Road, Kinross, have also been received. The
area is currently being monitored and road checks carried out by
local officers and officers from the Road Policing Unit.
Kinross Show, 12 August 2017
PC Stapleton and I will be attending the annual Kinross Show at
Vane Farm on 12 August and will be bringing the mobile Community
Police Office with us. We are hoping to have one of our Police Scotland
‘Rural Crime’ officers, PC Willie Johnstone, with us
to liaise with patrons attending.
Along with Dougie and I, PC Johnstone can offer advice on how to
protect your farm or field perimeters and equipment. There will
also be information and advice on security marking, trackers and
suspicious callers to farms, protecting your livestock and the benefits
of Rural Watch schemes.
Kinross-shire Farm Watch Scheme
PC Stapleton is currently in the process of setting up the Kinross-shire
Farm Watch initiative, with a view to having all local farmers involved
in the scheme and any rural crime reported. Police, Community Councils,
farmers and others sharing information at the earliest opportunity
will hopefully assist with identifying vehicles, registrations and
descriptions of persons acting suspiciously or involved in rural
If any local farmers wish to be part of the scheme, please e-mail
your details to PC Stapleton at Kinross who will collate the details
and pass information on a regular basis back to the farming community.
Charity Golf Day
On a lighter note, the Kinross Police are to challenge the Kinross
Firemen to a ‘Ryder Cup’ style golf day, with all proceeds
raised going to a local charity. The date and charity are yet to
be confirmed, but already we have had several raffle prizes donated
by local businesses including Hunters the Butchers in Kinross, CFR
Electrics, Kelty Hearts Football Club and Scottish Grass Machinery.
All raffle prizes would be appreciated. Please contact Dougie or
myself if you wish to donate towards the event.
Safe Summer 2017
School’s out, the lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us, and
all over Scotland, people are unwinding in the sunshine (between
intermittent periods of breaking out the anoraks and wellies). Lawnmowers
and BBQs are being fired up, youths are enjoying the weeks of freedom
between terms, and parents are trying to keep the wee ones entertained.
We at Police Scotland salute the sun-worshippers of our great nation,
and want you all to have a safe and sunburn free few months. Unfortunately,
the hot weather, mixed with a rise in alcohol consumption, can lead
to anti-social behaviour.
This is why we’ve launched Operation Myriad, a three-month
national campaign which will tackle alcohol-related violence, offensive
weapons and disorder and anti-social behaviour.
The Safe Summer campaign was launched by Assistant Chief Constable
Mark Williams. He said: “Tackling violent crime and disorder
is a priority for us and Operation Myriad is a great example of
the local work being undertaking to tackle this issue.
“Whilst overall violent crime continues to drop across the
country, we have seen increases in some specific crime types such
as murder, serious assault and robbery. Violent crime has a substantial
economic and social cost to Scotland’s communities and it
is really clear that the over consumption of alcohol is a major
Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Nicky Forrester.
Community officers for Kinross-shire: PC Atholl Spalding and PC
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