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Local incidents

About 10.30pm on Saturday 29 September a window pane was smashed at a property on Montgomery Court, Kinross. Two teenage boys were seen to run off after the window was damaged. (CR/24137/18)

Between 10pm, Friday 5 October and 7.30am, Saturday 6 October, a window was damaged at a property in Devonvale Place, Kinross. (CR/24445/18)

Between 8.15pm, Friday 5 October and 11am, Saturday 6 October, a Land Rover Defender was scratched and a window broken whilst parked in Swansacre, Kinross. (CR/24454/18)

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Hare Coursing
Hare coursing has been illegal since 2004. Hare coursing tends to increase at this time of year after harvest when large areas of land have been cleared of crops. It usually occurs at dawn or dusk. By being aware of the potential for hare coursing you can assist police in fighting it by looking out for the following activity:
Vehicles parked in rural areas at gateways to farmland, on farm tracks or bridleways.
Vehicles are usually estate cars, four-wheel drive vehicles or small vans. They are often old tatty looking vehicles.
Hare coursers usually walk along the edge or harvested fields to frighten the hares into the open space for the dogs to chase.
If you see hare coursing taking place, or suspect it is happening contact the police immediately. If you can, take a note of the vehicles and registration numbers, also how many people are present and a description of them. If the opportunity arises then continue to monitor any persons from a safe distance rather than challenging them of your own accord.

Bonfire night
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.

Police Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies

Community officers for Kinross-shire: PC Atholl Spalding and PC Douglas Stapleton.
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Robert Hogg.
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Robert Hogg.

Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan & Carse of Gowrie, Almond & Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase.

Ways of following the Police:

Community Watch
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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.