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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for December 2005

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 98 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of December for the Fountainbridge area.

There were no break-ins to vehicles and no vehicles were stolen during December

There were 6 assaults reported during December, four of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there was one such report this month.

Here are the crime figures for December 2005
A total of 222 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of December for the Tollcross area.

As in previous months a large number of crimes are Thefts from within licensed premises with persons leaving property unattended. Mobile phones are a favoured item, with 35 stolen.

There were 32 reports of assault, of which 14 were solved.

There were 5 domestic housebreakings and 5 business housebreaking reported during December.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
A ground floor flat in Yeaman Place was broken into and a holdall and a large quantity of DVD’s were stolen. A 19 year old youth has been charged in relation to this crime.

A garage premises in Lochrin Place was broken into, however, nothing was apparently stolen.
5 Domestic (Grassmarket (Apex Hotel), Lauriston Place (Novotel), Websters Land, Candlemaker Row and Buccleuch Place.

The 5 Business break-ins occurred at Buccleuch Place (3)(Edinburgh University), Castle Terrace, and Candlemaker Row.
Theft Others Theft Others
32 in total
10 from or on licensed premises 9 from or on business premises
13 domestic incidents or on the street.
Eight of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
73 in total
38 from or on licensed premises
30 from or on business premises
5 from domestic premises or on the street.
35 of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were NO vehicles broken into during December. There was one vehicle broken into during December.
A Ford Fiesta in West Port was broken into and a handbag and contents was stolen from within.
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
NO vehicles were stolen during December. There were two vehicles stolen during December.
A blue coloured Vauxhall Corsa was stolen from Keir Street and recovered a short time later in Lauriston Park. A male has been charged in relation to this.
A blue Honda Civic was stolen from Lonsdale Terrace and found burnt-out in Southhouse Avenue.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were two pedal cycles reported stolen in December, (Westhall Gardens and Watson Crescent). Both had been left secured. The number of Thefts of pedal cycles has increased this month.

There were 7 in total, these occurring at Earl Grey Street, Lauriston Park, Lauriston Street, Buccleuch Place (2) Lady Lawson Street, and Windmill Lane.
All of them had the security chain cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
21 in total
None on licensed premises
8 on business premises
7 on domestic premises
6 to motor vehicles
(Watson Crescent, Ponton Street, Dundee Street, Upper Gilmore Place (2) and West Tollcross)
23 in total
2 to licensed premises
6 to business premises
4 to domestic premises
11 to motor vehicles, in Bread Street Lane, Keir Street. Drumdryan Street, Johnston Terrace, Lauriston Place (2), Lothian Road, Kings Stables Road, Chalmers Street (2), and Middle Meadow Walk.
Assault Assault
6 in total
2 on licensed premises
2 on business premises
2 on domestic premises or on the street.
4 of the assaults were solved.
32 in total
13 on licensed premises
2 on business premises
17 on domestic premises or on the street.
14 of the assaults were solved.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
A 34 year old male in Murdoch Terrace received a letter containing comments of a racist nature. Enquiries are continuing.

A 67 year old shopkeeper in Lochrin Buildings was subjected to verbal racial abuse.
A 17 year old local youth has been charged and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
There was one racially motivated crime reported during December.

The 29 year old chip shop owner in Bread Street was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a male customer aged about 30.
Enquiries are continuing to identify and trace the suspect.

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