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Incidents 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 persons.
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.
These are:
• 2300hrs on 5 November to 2400hrs on 5 November (one-hour extension).
• 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.

Police Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies

Community officers for Kinross-shire: PC Atholl Spalding and PC Douglas Stapleton.
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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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.