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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for April 2006

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 87 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of March for the Fountainbridge area.

Five vehicles were broken into, or had property stolen from them, and two vehicles were stolen during April.

There were 7 assaults reported during April, two of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were three such report this month.
A total of 236 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of April for the Tollcross area.

As in previous months a large number of crimes are Thefts from within licensed premises and business premises with persons leaving property unattended. Mobile phones are a favoured item, with 32 stolen.

There were 34 reports of assault, of which 21 were solved.

There were 14 domestic housebreakings and 8 business housebreaking reported during April.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were 2 domestic housebreakings reported during April. Two bicycles were stolen from a locked shed in a front garden in Gilmore Place. A ground floor flat in Yeaman Place was forced and a DVD player and a quantity of DVD’s stolen.

There were three business housebreakings reported.

Premises in Bruntsfield Place and Gillespie Place were broken into, and computers were stolen from both premises.

A Newsagents in Lochrin Buildings was broken into and a small amount of cash was stolen.
There were 14 Domestic housebreakings in April with the Lauriston Place area being badly hit. They occurred at Lonsdale Terrace (2), Glen Street, Lauriston Place, Panmure Place (3), Lauriston Gardens (2), Teviot Place (2), Forrest Road, Spittal Street and Cornwall Street.

Computers were stolen from 12 of the premises.

The 8 Business break-ins occurred at Forrest Road (3), Home Street (2), Bread Street, Lauriston Place and Grassmarket.

A small amount of cash was stolen from two of the premises.
Theft Others Theft Others
19 in total
4 from or on licensed premises
8 from or on business premises
7 from domestic premises, on the street.

Three of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
77 in total
40 from or on licensed premises
25 from or on business premises
12 from domestic premises or on the street.

32 of the thefts involved a mobile phone.

A 30 year old male was arrested after attempting to Assault and Rob a 19 year old female and a 30 year old male at knifepoint as they were withdrawing money from a cash machine in Lothian Road.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were 5 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during April:

Ford Escort: Bryson Road,
BMW 320D: Viewforth Square,
Vauxhall Astra: Fowler Terrace,
VW Golf, Upper Gilmore Place,
Vauxhall Corsa: Lochrin Place.
10 break-ins or attempted break-ins to vehicles during April :

Honda CRV: Lauriston Place,
Vauxhall Vectra: Tarvit Street,
Toyota Starlet: Lauriston Gdns.,
Ford Mondeo: Lauriston Gdns.,
Volvo: Brougham Street,
Nissan Micra: Glen Street,
Vauxhall Astra: Johnston Terr.,
Mini Cooper: Johnston Terrace,
Suzuki m/c: Johnston Terrace,
Mercedes: Castle Terrace.
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
There were two vehicles stolen during April.

A blue Ford Escort was stolen from Watson Crescent.
A red Honda Accord was stolen from Yeaman Place.
There were two vehicles stolen in April.

A red and white Citroen 2CV was stolen from Johnston Terrace.
A silver Honda scooter was stolen from Lonsdale Terrace.
An attempt was made to hotwire a silver Peugeot in Drumdryan Street.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were four pedal cycles reported stolen in April.
(Fowler Terrace (2), Yeaman Place and Bryson Road).

All had been left secured.
There were 5 in total, these occurring at Brougham Street, Castle Terrace, Candlemaker Row, Brougham Street and George Square.

Most of them had the security chain cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
19 in total
None on licensed premises
5 on business premises
6 on domestic premises
8 to motor vehicles in Bryson Road, Hailes Street, Gilmore Place, Dundee Street, Thornyebauk, Gillespie Place and Gillespie Crescent(2).
23 in total
1 to licensed premises
6 to business premises
78 to domestic premises
9 to motor vehicles, in Valleyfield Street, Glengyle Terrace, Buccleuch Street, High Riggs, Grassmarket (2), Grindlay Court, George IV Bridge, Castle Terrace).
Assault Assault
7 in total
3 on licensed premises
None on business premises
4 on domestic premises or on the street.

2 of the assaults were solved.
34 in total
5 on licensed premises
7 on business premises
22 on domestic premises or on the street.

21 of the assaults were solved.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
Two Pakistani shopkeepers at Lochrin Buildings were subjected to verbal racial abuse by two youths in their late teens.

They were arrested and charged, and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
There were five racial crimes reported during April.

A 39 year old Pakistani shopkeeper in Lothian Road was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 17 year old white female.

A 39 year old Pakistani male was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 39 year old white in Forrest Road after being involved in a minor vehicular accident.

A 29 year old Afro-Caribbean student was subjected to verbal racial abuse in Johnston Terrace by a 54 year old white male.

A 23 year old Afro-Caribbean dancer was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 29 year old white male in a public house in the West Port.

A 39 year old Pakistani male was subjected to verbal racial abuse in Lothian Road by a 27 year old white male.

In all these incidents, the culprits were arrested and charged, and reports have been submitted 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