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Childcare & Education
It’s been a busy old month again for the Kinross Community
team, with lots of community engagement over a very wet and miserable
school summer holiday.
Atholl and Dougie attended a great event at Kinross Show, taking
along the Community Mobile Police Office along with the wee Police
Van. This certainly had more attention with the cage at the back,
which many a child, and some adults (after the beer tent), took
great delight in climbing inside and taking a few selfies.
PC Willie Johnstone, one of Police Scotland Rural Crime Officers,
came along and offered some great advice to the many farmers who
popped their heads in, with lots of crime prevention leaflets being
passed on. Overall, a great event and a great day.
Kinross Fire Service were also in attendance, pitched next to us,
and again great community spirit and engagement by the local Fireys.
So much so, that Dougie and I were kindly invited to the Kinross
Firemen’s yearly summer BBQ (off duty, I may add), which was
a great night with “plenty community engagement of a different
Again, we were also in attendance with the Fire Service at Giacopazzi’s
family fun day to mark a year of the new shop having opened and,
again, a great turn out by the Kinross community to support the
shop and the community.
held a “Coffee with the Cops” Police
surgery at Heaven Scent in Milnathort. Thanks again to Andrew and
his team for having us. We plan to hold these around the villages
as well, with a view to having an informal chat with locals and
getting feedback on any Policing issues or concerns. Keep your eyes
on PC Spalding’s Twitter page for forthcoming events.
Dougie and I have carried out several speed checks over the last
month at locations we were advised via a Twitter poll and by attending
several CC meetings and were pleased to report that most local drivers
were not speeding and warnings were given to those who were slightly
This week we attended the report of a despicable crime whereby a
local 79-year-old lady was the victim of an attempted handbag snatch
around 3.40pm on Saturday 19 August on Station Road at the junction
with Douglas Crescent, Kinross. The suspect is described as late
teens/early 20s, casual clothing and got into the passenger side
of a white small car similar to a Ford Fiesta. Any sighting or information
regarding this, please call 101 or Crimestoppers. I would also like
to thank the members of the public who stopped to assist the lady
and helped her to her home address and gave vital statements to
Police which will hopefully identify the person responsible.
Bank Telephone Frauds
Again, we had a high value telephone banking fraud this week whereby
an elderly female has passed her personal account and banking details
over the phone to a person pretending to be from her bank. Please
DO NOT pass any details to anyone over the phone or at any time.
Please have a look at the Police Scotland website for lots of good
advice re personal safety, scams and tips on keeping your house
and shed secure.
Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community officers for Kinross-shire: PC Atholl Spalding and PC
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Nicky Forrester.
Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan &
Carse of Gowrie, Almond & Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase.
Ways of following the Police:
Receive email alerts about criminal incidents in your area, crime
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.