Lothian & Borders Police
Community and Neighbourhood Watch News
ISSUE 11 July 2005
'Working in Partnership for a Safer City'
Communication – Have we Got it Right?
This Newsletter has been running in its current form for almost a year. When we first launched it our aims were:
Allan Shanks, Chief Superintendent.
The Heat Is On!
Houses in the UK are not traditionally equipped with air-conditioners and even in Edinburgh temperatures can soar. It is tempting to leave the doors and windows ajar to let the breeze in but a cool breeze may not be the only thing you invite into your house. Unwelcome guests - bogus callers, opportunistic and sneak-in thieves could enter your property gaining entry through an open door or window.
To reduce the chances of becoming a victim:-
Tollcross Sector – Beat 30 – DalryThere has been 4 motor vehicles stolen in the past 4 weeks with attempts to steal a further 5.
There has also been numerous thefts from vehicles so please ensure that you do not leave anything in sight within the vehicle and that it is locked and secure.
There were 19 calls to police with regards to youths causing annoyance, police patrols will be maintained especially over the remainder of the school holidays.
Please be aware of bogus workman within the area, check all security passes and if you are unsure do not let them into your house, call the company for clarification or the police. Be Vigilant.
Tollcross Sector – Beat 31 – FountainbridgeThere were no domestic or business housebreakings in June and the first two weeks of July.
Please continue to make it hard for potential housebreakers and slip-in thieves by ensuring that windows and doors are secured when leaving your property.
It has been relatively quite on the auto-crime front with only two vehicles broken into and one stolen in the last six weeks.
Theft of Pedal cycles is a recurring problem with five stolen in June in the Bruntsfield / Leamington area. Most were secured by chains to stair railings, so it may be advisable to take your cycles into your premises for added security and peace of mind.
There has been an increase in youth related calls since the start of the school holidays. The canal basin at Edinburgh Quay appears to be an attraction for local youths with reports of them jumping into the water. Although the water is only a few feet deep, the water is not very clean.
Passing attention will be given during the holidays by police patrols.
Constable Goodall’s next Community Police Surgery will be held between 1100 and 1200 hours on Wednesday 17th August, at North Merchiston Boys and Girls Club, Watson Crescent, Edinburgh.
Tollcross Sector – Beat 32 – TollcrossFor the last two weeks of June and the first two of July there has only been 5 calls to the police regarding youths. Police patrols will be kept up as there is still 4 weeks of the holidays to go and boredom might set in!!
There has been an exceptionally high call of people reporting their belongings stolen from pubs/restaurants and the meadows public park. We must all remain vigilant and do not leave items unattended, It only takes a second and whilst the weather is making us relaxed please be aware of who is around you and keep all belongings in sight.
There was 5 Theft by Housebreakings reported. Please check all locks on windows and doors and if you are able to push or prise them open – so can a housebreaker, have them fixed and ensure they are secure.
Harry Fraser – Tollcross Sector Inspector.
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