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of note in Kinross-shire area
Plant and machinery in rural locations continue to be an issue.
A generator stolen from Blairingone was recovered and a male charged
with theft. There was an attempted theft of a quad bike at Path
of Condie. A tractor was stolen from a farm on the Fife border.
There was a theft of a trailer at Crook of Devon.
Internet fraud continues to be a problem.
There was a housebreaking in Kinnesswood.
There was a spate of vandalism in Milnathort affecting Heaven Scent,
the Golf Club and the Bowling Club. Three males have been charged
with the offences.
We are now on the run-up to Halloween and Bonfire Night
Calls that may be received will relate to the unlawful sale of fireworks,
complaints of noisy fireworks displays or complaints of nuisance
from fireworks being thrown in the street.
The Trading Standards Department within each Council area have responsibility
for the registration of each retailer who stores and sells fireworks.
They also investigate complaints of fireworks being sold to underage
The Environmental Health Department within each Council investigate
complaints regarding noise involving fireworks.
• It is an offence for a person under 18 years to possess
fireworks in a public place.
• It is an offence for any person to throw, cast, or fire
any fireworks in or into any road or public place.
• It is an offence to use fireworks between 11pm and 7am,
unless it is a local authority display or national public celebration.
• Shops cannot sell fireworks unless they have been granted
a licence to do so.
• Fireworks can only be sold between 15 October and 10 November,
and between 26 December and 31 December.
No person can use an adult firework during the period 2300hrs to
0700hrs the following day. (Regulation 3 Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations
2004) OSS Charge Code FIRW200400030100.
The exceptions to this are when used on a designated fireworks night.
• 2300hrs on 5 November to 2400hrs on 5 November (one-hour
• 2300hrs on first day of Chinese New Year to 0100hrs the
following day. (Chinese New Year usually falls on the second new
moon after the winter solstice.)
• 2300hrs on the day of Diwali and ending on 0100hrs the following
day. (Diwali date changes every year as the day is calculated according
to the position of the moon but is in October or November.)
• 2300hrs on 31 December to 0100hrs the following day.
Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community officers for Kinross-shire: PC Atholl Spalding and PC
Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan &
Carse of Gowrie, Almond & Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase.
Ways of following the Police:
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prevention advice, flood alerts and much more by signing up to Perth
and Kinross Community Watch. The range of information received can
be tailored individually; each person signing up can choose which
partner agencies they would like to receive messages from. Visit
this website for more details: www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk
Crime Stoppers – Telephone 0800 555 111
This is a free phone number (unless you are using a mobile phone),
which any member of the public can contact at any time if you have
information relating to a criminal activity of any sort. It is,
if you wish, confidential and you cannot be contacted if you choose
to remain anonymous.