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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for October 2005

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 57 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of October for the Fountainbridge area.

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

There were 8 assaults reported during October, 5 of which were solved.

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

Here are the crime figures for October 2005
A total of 208 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of October 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 27 reports of assault, twelve of which were solved.

There were 8 domestic housebreakings and 1 business housebreaking reported during October.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There was one housebreaking to domestic premises and two to business premises during October.

A ground floor flat in Fowler Terrace was broken into and CD’s and computer games stolen.

There were two business break-ins during October.

Bruntsfield Clocks, in Bruntsfield Place was broken into and a quantity of clocks stolen.

Khyber Stores in Lochrin Buildings was broken into and numerous items stolen from within.
8 Domestic (Buccleuch Place, Panmure Place and Lauriston Gardens (2). The other 4 were hotel rooms at Bread Street and Lauriston Place)

An office premises in North Bank Street was broken into and a computer and cash were stolen.
Theft Others Theft Others
13 in total
3 from or on licensed premises
6 from or on business premises
4 domestic incidents or on the street.
Five of the thefts involved mobile phones.
72 in total
28 from or on licensed premises
34 from or on business premises
10 from domestic premises or on the street.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were 2 vehicles broken into during October.

Both were in Bryson Road: A Volkswagen Polo had the radio /CD player stolen, while two personal stereos were removed from a Renault Clio.
There was one vehicle broken into during October. A Smart car in Drumdryan Street had the CD player removed.
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
A blue Honda Civic motor car was stolen from Home Street. It was recovered two days later in Spylaw Road. There were two vehicles stolen during October.

A Mercedes was stolen from Tarvit Street and later recovered.
A male was charged with the theft.

A Ford Escort was stolen from George Square.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There was one pedal cycle reported stolen in October. It was taken from a common stair in Tay Street, whilst left secured. Thefts of pedal cycles continue to be a problem in the vicinity of Edinburgh University.

There were 9 in total, these occurring at George Square (4), Crichton Street, Bristo Square, Teviot Place, Chambers Street and Candlemaker Row.

Most of them had the security chain cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
8 in total
1 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
3 on domestic premises
2 to motor vehicles (Hailes Street and Dundee Street)
16 in total
3 to licensed premises
2 to business premises
3 to domestic premises
8 to motor vehicles, in Tarvit Street, Grassmarket, Cambridge Street, Chalmers Street, Leven Terrace, Lonsdale Terrace (2) and Valleyfield Street.
Assault Assault
8 in total
6 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
1 on domestic premises or on the street.
27 in total
3 on licensed premises
None on business premises
24 on domestic premises or on the street
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
A shopkeeper in Dundee Street was subjected to verbal racial abuse. A 15 year old local youth is to charged, and a report will be sent to the Reporter. There was one racially motivated crime reported during October.

A 20 year old male was arrested in Victoria Street after shouting racial abuse at 2 doormen. A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

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