The Police report was provided by email and was presented.
During this reporting period there has been a slight increase in public nuisance and vandalisms in the area, although a general continued pattern of low numbers of suspicious incidents and housebreaking/vehicle theft type calls.
Again, it’s pleasing to report zero housebreakings, thefts of motor vehicles and similar offences involving insecure properties and vehicles. It is hoped that continual reminders from Police Scotland to the community, reinforcing the message around keeping their homes and vehicles secure, is starting to have a positive impact.
During the Easter school holiday period, it is generally expected that there would be a slight increase in public nuisance and youth annoyance type calls. It is however disappointing to report a number of vandalisms, three calls of youth annoyance, and a wilful fire, all occurring within a one week period in mid-April.
You will be aware of a wilful fire to the gorse area at the rear of Concraig Park, which a member of the Community Council has been in touch with myself and provided some useful information. This is appreciated. Enquiries are on-going, although to date no suspects have been identified. The circumstances are obviously concerning; I will make contact with the police school liaison officer who covers this area with a view to getting some work done in local schools around fire safety, and to highlight the potentially dangerous consequences of such reckless behaviour.
The 3 vandalisms referred to relate to scratched motor vehicle on Kingswells Avenue, a broken window to a property on Midmar Crescent, and a further broken window at Kingswells Primary School. Again, enquiries continue into all of these incidents.
The 3 youth annoyance calls all involved groups of youths behaving in an anti-social manner, running round the Kingswood Drive and Concraig Park areas, and mischievously ringing doorbells on Derbeth Grange. Marked Police units attended on all occasions and all issues were resolved prior to any criminal offences being committed.
No other incidents of note. Mobile patrols continue in the area.