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Recent Kinross crimes
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 complainers.
Please ensure all vehicles and sheds are locked at all times and no windows or doors are left unlocked at your homes even during daytime hours.

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 crime.
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. Please e-mail:

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 factor.”

Police 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 Douglas Stapleton.

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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.