Lothian & Borders Police
Community and Neighbourhood Watch News
ISSUE 26 October 2006
'Working in Partnership for a Safer City'
Safer Scotland Update
Police officers working across the City centre have confiscated 173 litres of alcohol from young people during a month long initiative. Activities focused on the acquisition and misuse of alcohol by young people and the associated violence and antisocial behaviour that adversely impacts on our communities.
The initiative included the monitoring of public transport networks, the use of metal detectors to locate knives or offensive weapons and 168 visits to off sales premises. Innovative 'Alco-dip' test kits also allowed police officers to test liquids in soft drink containers for the presence of alcohol.
The initiative is part of the ongoing Safer Scotland Anti Violence Campaign.
Chief Superintendent Allan Shanks, Divisional Commander.
Antisocial Behaviour – Bonfires & Fireworks
If you choose to have fireworks at home, rather than attend an organised event
Tollcross Sector – Beat 30 – DalryThere were eight Domestic Housebreakings during September, four were in Upper Grove Place and it is believed that local youths were responsible. A male has been reported for one in Ardmillan.
There were nine Business Housebreakings predominately in Dalry Road, one male has been reported for seven of these crimes and three males have been reported for one other.
Motor Crime again showed an increase with six cars having property stolen from them, four in the Ardmillan/Murieston area. An attempt was made to steal a car in Grove street and a Moped was stolen from Caledonian Crescent. Lock all property in the boot or better still take it into your home.
Six Pedal Cycles were stolen; again predominately secured in common stairs.
Youth Calls increased to 31 these mainly being self generated calls by police dealing with hot spots.
Constables Bryce's Community Police Surgeries will be held between 1300 & 1400 hrs on 1st Wednesday and 1800 & 1900 hrs on 1st Thursday of each month at Gorgie Dalry Partnership office.
Tollcross Sector – Beat 31 – FountainbridgeThere were 4 Domestic housebreakings in September. 3 rooms within guesthouses in Gilmore Place were broken into. A motor vehicle was stolen using a key removed from one of the rooms.
A local male has been arrested and charged. A flat in Leamington Terrace was also broken into.
A male in his early 20's has been charged with a business housebreaking at an Italian restaurant in Bruntsfield Place. An attempt was made to break into the chip shop in Yeaman Place.
Auto Crime: A Vauxhall Astra stolen from Murdoch Terrace was recovered nearby. An attempt was made to steal a Ford Escort in Dundee Terrace. A sat nav system was stolen from a Ford Transit in Murdoch Terrace. A Nissan Micra in Bryson Road was broken into - nothing was stolen.
Three Pedal cycles were stolen from Fowler Terrace and Murdoch Terrace (2).
There were only 5 youth calls in September. All to the Tollcross / Bruntsfield area.
Constable Goodall's next Community Police Surgery will be held between 1100 and 1200 hours on Wednesday 15th November, 2006, at the North Merchiston Youth Club, 48 Watson Crescent, Edinburgh.
Tollcross Sector – Beat 32 – TollcrossThere were 2 Domestic Housebreakings in September 1 at the Point Hotel and another at Buccleuch St. The door at Buccleuch was forced using bodily pressure. There were 2 Business Housebreakings, 1 at Cappdoccia and 1 at the Central Library. Both premises were entered by forcing the doors. 3 Pedal cycles were also stolen. 1 from Bristo Sq, 1 from Bread St and 1 from Lady Lawson St. All had been secured by padlocks. There were also 11 thefts reported from pubs/ clubs 1 male has been charged with one of the thefts, the usual items stolen, ranging from bags to phones. There were 29 thefts from other areas, the majority being bags being left unattended. 52 minor assaults were reported in September14 of which were solved. There was 1 serious assault. There were 5 Assault and Robbery's that occurred last month, 4 of them have been solved and 6 males have been reported to the procurator fiscal. 2 Motor Vehicles were stolen, 1 from Drumdryan St, which was recovered and a Black Saab from Valleyfield St. 13 Motor Vehicles were damaged in and around the centre of town, all damage occurred whilst the vehicles were parked up and secure and most of it occurred during the night.
Constable Smith can be contacted at the West End Police station if you have any problems or issues to discuss.
Gavin Phillip – Tollcross Sector Inspector.
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