Reports 2005 Index Lothian & Borders Police Tollcross News Edinburgh News Sports News

Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for August 2005

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

Fountainbridge Beat CT31 Tollcross Beat CT32
A total of 53 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of August for the Fountainbridge area.

Thefts from licensed premises is very low this month, as is Theft by Shoplifting.

There were 4 assaults reported during August, which is down considerably on last month.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were two such reports this month.

Here are the crime figures for August 2005
A total of 270 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of August for the Tollcross area.

As in previous months a large number of crimes are Thefts from within licensed premises with persons leaving property unattended.

There were also a large number of thefts reported at Festival / Fringe venues during August.

There were 31 reports of assault, seventeen of which were solved.

There were 7 domestic housebreakings and no business housebreakings reported during August.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were two housebreakings to domestic premises during August.
A flat in Yeaman Place was broken into and a computer, camera, and compact discs were stolen.
A flat in Dundee Terrace was broken into and jewellery, audio equipment, and compact discs were stolen.
An unoccupied business premises in Watson Crescent was broken into. Three juveniles were arrested and charged in relation to the break-in.
7 Domestic (Buccleuch Place (2), Panmure Place, Johnston Terrace, Grassmarket, Brougham Street and Brighton Street).

There were no business premises broken into during August.
Theft Others Theft Others
13 in total

3 from or on licensed premises
7 from or on business premises
3 domestic incidents or on the street.
115 in total

45 from or on licensed premises
46 from or on business premises
24 from domestic premises or on the street.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
Overnight on 15/16th August a Suzuki motor car was broken into in Viewforth and a Volkswagen Polo was broken into in Westhall Gardens.
Both vehicles had the radio / CD player stolen.
There were four vehicles broken into during August, as follows:
Ford Fiesta – Castle Terrace (NCP car park),
Vauxhall Corsa – Johnston Terr,
Peugeot 206 – Bread St Lane,
Renault Megane – Teviot Place.
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
There were no vehicles stolen during August. There were no vehicles stolen during August.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
Pedal cycle thefts continue. There were 4 such reports in August. (Bryson Road, Lochrin Buildings, Ritchie Place, Lochrin Place).
All had been left secured to railings.
Thefts of pedal cycles continue to be a problem in the Tollcross area.

There were 9 in total, these occurring at Brougham Street, Lothian Road, Drumdryan Street, Cambridge Street (2), West Port, Grindlay Street, Portsburgh Square, and George Square.
Most had the security chain cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
7 in total

None on licensed premises
3 on business premises
3 on domestic premises
1 to motor vehicles (Hailes Street)
18 in total

1 to licensed premises
3 to business premises
2 to domestic premises
12 to motor vehicles, in George Square Lane, Castle Terrace, Bristo Square, Victoria Street, Buccleuch Place Lane, Lady Lawson Street, Grindlay Street, Castle Terrace (NCP), Leven Terrace, Cambridge Street, Candlemaker Row, and Lauriston Place.
Assault Assault
4 in total

2 on licensed premises
None on business premises
2 on domestic premises or on the street.
31 in total

8 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
22 on domestic premises or on the street
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
There were no racially motivated crime reported during August. There were three racially motivated crime reported during August.

All were relating to the shouting of racial abuse. One occurred at the Bruntsfield Links, one in Lothian Road and the third in a public house in Tarvit Street.

Persons have been charged in relation to the first two incidents and reports submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Enquiries are continuing to trace the named suspect for the incident in the public house.

Community Beat Officer PC 2995-A John Goodall
West End Police Station
Tel: 0131 221 2008
E-mail: PC John Goodall