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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for February 2006

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 76 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of February for the Fountainbridge area.

Two vehicles were broken into, and two other vehicles were stolen during February.

There were 8 assaults reported during February, three of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were eight such report this month.

Here are the crime figures for February 2006
A total of 260 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of February 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 30 stolen.

There were 53 reports of assault, of which 14 were solved.

There were 5 domestic housebreakings and 3 business housebreaking reported during February.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were 6 housebreakings in the Dundee Street area,(3 in Watson Crescent, 2 in Yeaman Place, and 1 in Dundee Street).
A flat in Admiral Terrace and a detached garage in Leamington Lane were also broken into.

A shop in Lochrin Buildings was broken into and sports wear stolen.

Tollcross Fire Station was entered by climbing through an insecure window.
Personal lockers were forced and property stolen.
The 5 Domestic housebreakings occurred at Lauriston Place (Novotel), Wrights Houses, Lauriston Street, High Riggs, and Lauriston Place.

The 3 Business break-ins all occurred at premises in Lothian Road.
Theft Others Theft Others
23 in total
6 from or on licensed premises
10 from or on business premises
7 domestic incident
Four of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
80 in total
36 from or on licensed premises
30 from or on business premises
14 from domestic premises or on the street.
30 of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
Foglights were stolen from a grey BMW parked in Viewforth Square.
A Vauxhall Corsa in Murdoch Terrace had wheel nuts removed.
There were 14 break-ins or attempted break-ins to vehicles during February:

VW Golf: Lauriston Park,
Nissan Micra: Panmure Place,
Peugeot 406: Grassmarket,
Mini Cooper: Lauriston Gardens,
Ford Cougar: Lauriston Gardens,
Ford Escort van: Lauriston Gdns,
Mini: Lady Lawson Street,
Triumph: Tarvit Street,
VW Golf: George Square,
Mazda: Lauriston Place,
BMW: Bristo Square,
VW Golf: Lauriston Street,
Taxi: Valleyfoeld Street, and
Peugeot 406: Valleyfield Street.
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
There were two vehicles stolen during February.

A red Ford Fiesta was stolen from Yeaman Place, and a red Kawasaki motorcycle was stolen from the rear of 50 Bryson Road.
There were two vehicles stolen in February.

A black Sym scooter was stolen from Lauriston Gardens.
A red Piaggio scooter was stolen from Brighton Street. It was recovered in Lothian Street.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were two pedal cycles reported stolen in February.
(St Peters Buildings and Watson Crescent).
Both had the security chain cut.
There were 9 in total, these occurring at Earl Grey Street, Glen Street, Crichton Street, Lauriston Place (2), High Riggs, East Fountainbridge, and Grassmarket (2).
Most of them had the security chain cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
9 in total
1 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
5 on domestic premises
2 to motor vehicles
(Yeaman Place and Dundee Terrace)
26 in total
1 to licensed premises
6 to business premises
5 to domestic premises
14 to motor vehicles, in George Square, Home Street, Lauriston Gardens, Meadow Lane, Lonsdale Terrace, East Fountainbridge (2), Wright’s Houses, Castle Terrace, Lauriston Street and Valleyfield Street (4)
Assault Assault
8 in total
3 on licensed premises
None on business premises
5 on domestic premises or on the street.
3 of the assaults were solved.
53 in total
10 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
42 on domestic premises or on the street.
14 of the assaults were solved.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
A 35 year old male shopkeeper was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a young local male in Leamington Terrace.
The male was arrested and charged, and a report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
There were three racial crimes reported during February.

A 21 year old female student was subjected to verbal racial abuse in Bristo Square by 2 white females aged 16-18 years. Enquiries area continuing to trace the suspects.

A 22 year old male Afro-carribean student was verbally abused in the Cowgate by two white males in their late 30’s. They were charged, and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

At St Marks Unitarian Church in Castle Terrace, a quantity of church leaflets which were defaced with remarks of an inflammatory and derogatory nature relating to the church, the muslim faith and the arab race, were posted through the door. Further enquiry is being made.

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