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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for May 2006

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 80 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of May for the Fountainbridge area.

Three vehicles were broken into, or had property stolen from them.
There were no vehicles stolen during May.

There were 13 assaults reported during May, three of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were seven such report this month.
A total of 199 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of May 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 19 stolen.

There were 28 reports of assault, of which 11 were solved.

There were 5 domestic housebreakings and 5 business housebreakings reported during May.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were 7 domestic housebreakings reported during May. These occurred at West Tollcross, Home Street, Gillespie Place, Fowler Terrace (2), Earl Grey Street, Gillespie Crescent.
Computers, cameras, jewellery, clothing, and a mountain bike were some of the items stolen.
A male was arrested and charged in relation to the break-ins at Home Street and Gillespie Place.

A garage at the rear of Leamington Terrace was broken into. Nothing was apparently stolen.

There was one business housebreaking reported.

A garage premises in Lochrin Place was broken into and a cash box and £1000.00 was stolen.
There were 5 Domestic housebreakings in May.
They occurred at Bread Street, Valleyfield Street, Leven Terrace, and two rooms at the Point Hotel, Bread Street.
Computers were stolen from Bread Street and Valleyfield Street. Cash was stolen from Leven Terrace and the Point Hotel.

Two separate males were charged with the break-ins at Bread Street and Leven Terrace.

The 5 Business break-ins occurred at George Heriots Nursery, Lawnmarket (2), Barclay Terrace, and Brougham Street.
A computer, a briefcase, and cash were some of the items stolen.
Theft Others Theft Others
14 in total
5 from or on licensed premises
7 from or on business premises
2 from domestic premises, on the street.
Five of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
62 in total
25 from or on licensed premises
16 from or on business premises
21 from domestic premises or on the street.
19 of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were 3 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during May:

Toyota Celica : Leamington Terrace
Peugeot 206: Watson Crescent
Ford Focus: Dundee Terrace
There were 4 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during May:

Ford Escort: Candlemaker Row
Peugeot 406: Buccleuch Place
VW Polo: Websters Land
Mercedes van: High Riggs
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
There were no vehicles reported stolen during May. There were two vehicles stolen in May.

A red Ford Escort was stolen from the NCP car park in Castle Terrace.
A red Kawasaki motorcycle was stolen from Crichton Street. It was recovered a short time later in Buccleuch Street.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were 3 pedal cycles reported stolen in May.
(Watson Crescent, Home Street, and Fountainbridge).
All had been left secured.
There were 9 in total, these occurring at Lauriston Place, Cowgate, George IV Bridge, George Square (3), Leven Street, Valleyfield Street, Crichton Street.
Most of them had the security chain cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
13 in total
None on licensed premises
5 on business premises
5 on domestic premises
3 to motor vehicles (in Lochrin Place, Upper Gilmore Place, and Watson Crescent)
30 in total
None to licensed premises
11 to business premises
8 to domestic premises
11 to motor vehicles, in Buccleuch Street, Valleyfield Street (3), Castle Terrace, Candlemaker Row (2), Forresthill, Grassmarket (2), and George Square.
Assault Assault
13 in total
None on licensed premises
2 on business premises
11 on domestic premises or on the street.

3 of the assaults were solved.
28 in total
9 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
18 on domestic premises or on the street.

11 of the assaults were solved.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
A 19 year old Asian female was subjected to racial abuse by a 22 year old Asian male at the Bruntsfield Hotel, Bruntsfield Place. He was charged and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

A 46 year old Pakistani shopkeeper was subjected to racial abuse and assaulted by a 19 year old local white male. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
A 42 year old restaurant manager in Potter Row was subjected to verbal racial abuse by two white males in early 20’s. One male traced and cautioned and charged. Enquiries continuing to trace other suspect.

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