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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for September 2006

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 78 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of September for the Fountainbridge area.

Two vehicles were broken into, or had property stolen from them.
One vehicle was stolen and an attempt was made to steal another.

There were 17 assaults reported during September, five of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were four such reports this month.
A total of 200 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of September 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 21 stolen.

There were 54 reports of assault, of which 14 were solved.

There were 2 domestic housebreakings and 2 business housebreakings reported during September.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were four domestic housebreakings reported during September.
Three rooms within guest houses in Gilmore Place were broken into. A car key for a Ford Escort was stolen from one of the rooms.
A male has been charged with 2 of the break-ins.
A flat in Leamington Terrace was also broken into.
There were two business housebreakings this month.
A male has been charged with breaking into an Italian restaurant in Bruntsfield Place.
An attempt was made to break into the chip shop in Yeaman Place.
There were 2 Domestic housebreakings in September.
A lap top computer was stolen from a flat in Buccleach Street.
A quantity of Euros were stolen from a room at the Point Hotel in Bread Street.

There were 2 Business break-ins.
The Central Library on George IV Bridge was broken into and two computers stolen.
£300 was stolen from a restaurant at Forrest Road. The front door had been forced.
Theft Others Theft Others
13 in total
6 from or on licensed premises
4 from or on business premises
3 from domestic premises, on the street.
Six of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
49 in total
12 from or on licensed premises
14 from or on business premises
23 from domestic premises or on the street.
21 of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were 2 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during August:
Ford Transit: Murdoch Terrace
Nissan Micra: Bryson Road
There were 8 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during September:
Fiat: NCP Castle Terrace
Vauxhall: NCP Castle Terrace
Renault: East Fountainbridge
Ford Transit: Crichton Street
Ford: George Square Lane
Minibus: Grassmarket
Two other vehicles in Melville Drive and Drumdryan Street.
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
A Vauxhall Astra was stolen from Murdoch Terrace. It was recovered nearby.
An attempt was made to steal a Ford Escort in Dundee Terrace.
There were 2 vehicles stolen in September.
A black Saab was stolen from Valleyfield Street.
A Honda motorcycle was stolen from Drumdryan Street.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were three pedal cycles reported stolen in September.
One was stolen from a common stair in Fowler Terrace. The other two were stolen from the rear gardens in Murdoch Terrace.
There were 3 in total, these occurring at Lady Lawson Street , Bread Street and Bristo Square.
All had been left secured and had the security chains cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
9 in total
None on licensed premises
2 on business premises
4 on domestic premises
3 to motor vehicles (in Gilmore Place, Dundee Terrace and West Tollcross)
27 in total
None to licensed premises
8 to business premises
6 to domestic premises and 13 to motor vehicles, in Panmure Place, West Port, Castle Terrace, Tarvit Street, Cowgate (4), Earl Grey Street, Valleyfield Street, Cambridge Street, and Buccleuch Place (2)
Assault Assault
17 in total
5 on licensed premises
3 on business premises
9 on domestic premises or on the street.
5 of the assaults were solved.
54 in total
22 on licensed premises
2 on business premises
30 on domestic premises or on the street.
14 of the assaults were solved.
Assault and Robbery Assault and Robbery
  There were 5 Assault and Robberies reported during September, to the Tollcross / Meadows area. Four of them are solved.
Several others were committed in the Marchmont area.
The culprits were young males in their mid teens.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
There was one racial incident this month.

A 35 year old shop keeper at Khyber Stores, 60 Lochrin Buildings was subjected to verbal abuse by an 19 year old male who had been responsible for similar incidents in the past.
A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal for a racial Breach of the Peace and breach of bail conditions
There were six racial incidents this month.

A 26 year old Asian male was subjected to remarks of a racist nature with Espionage, Victoria Street. Enquiry to trace the culprit made with negative result.

At the BP Service Station at Barclay Place, a 28 year old sales assistant was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a male in his early 20’s. Enquiries continuing.

A 29 year old black door steward was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 20 year old white male.
He was arrested and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

At the Turkish Donner Inn, at Brougham Street, the 46 year old shop owner was verbally abused by a white male. He made off prior to police arrival, and was never traced.

A 33 year old Afro-Caribbean student was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 22 year old white male.
He was arrested and charged and report has been sent to P.F.

At Coronation Walk a 16 year old white female was subjected to verbal racial abuse by an Asian male aged 14-15 years.
Enquiries are continuing.

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