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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for February 2007

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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

Two vehicles were broken into this month. Two vehicles were stolen and attempts were made to steal three others.

There were 10 assaults reported during February, eight of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were four such reports this month.
A total of 170 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 13 stolen.

There were 44 reports of assault, of which 21 were solved.

There were 8 domestic housebreakings and 3 business housebreaking reported during February.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were three domestic housebreakings reported during February.

An attempt was made to break into a bedroom.

A ground floor flat in Bryson Road was entered through an insecure rear bedroom window. A computer, camera and mobile phone were stolen.

A flat in Ritchie Place was entered after a rear window was forced. An MP3 player, watch and bankcard were stolen.

A second floor flat in Bryson Road was entered by means unknown. A set of car keys was stolen.
A 21 year old male was arrested and charged.

An attempt was made to break into a bedroom in a hostel in Leamington Terrace.

There were 3 business housebreakings this month.

A martial arts club in Thorneybauk was entered after the skylight was forced. Nothing was stolen.

The Auld Clachan Bar in Fountainbridge was entered through a boarded-up window.
A quantity of tools were stolen.

A party accessory shop in Viewforth Gardens was entered after the window was smashed.
Nothing was stolen.
There were 8 Domestic housebreakings in February.

Two different rooms at the Apex Hotel at the Grassmarket were broken into. A bracelet and a computer were stolen.

Flats in Glen Street, Lauriston Gardens, & Lauriston Place were broken into. Cameras, jewellery, cash, bankcards, a watch, an ipod and a television were some of the items stolen.

Attempts were made to enter three other flats in Lauriston Park, Lonsdale Terrace, and Lauriston Place. Nothing was stolen.

There were two business break-ins reported in February.

A dance school in the Grassmarket was entered through an insecure door. A rucksack and contents was stolen.
Two teenage boys were arrested and charged.
A shop at Buccleuch Street was entered after the window was smashed. £100 was stolen.

An attempt was made to break into a shop in the Lawnmarket.
A 31 year old male was disturbed and was arrested nearby.
Theft Others Theft Others
15 in total
7 from or on licensed premises
4 from or on business premises
4 from domestic premises, on the street.
Six of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
37 in total
19 from or on licensed premises
16 from or on business premises
2 from domestic premises or on the street.
13 of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were two vehicles broken into during February.

A black Alfa Romeo in Dundee Terrace was entered, however nothing was stolen.

A Saab in Bryson Road was broken into and a wallet, bankcards and Sat-Nav system were stolen.
There were 11 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during February:
Mercedes: Lauriston Place
Volkswagen: Webstersland
Vauxhall: Webstersland
Volvo: Heriot Place
Volkswagen: Chambers Street
Vauxhall: George Square Lane
Mercedes: George Square Lane
Fiat: Bread Street
Ford: The Vennell
Ford: Teviot Row
Ford: Kings Stables Lane
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
A yellow Honda was stolen from Upper Gilmore Place and a blue Volkswagen was taken from Ponton Street.

Attempts were made to steal three other cars:
A Ford in Watson Crescent, a Peugeot in Westhall Gardens and a Vauxhall in Yeaman Place.
One vehicle was stolen in February.

A blue Honda was stolen from Panmure Place.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were 5 pedal cycles reported stolen in February.
These occurred at Viewforth Square, Viewforth Gardens, Dundee Street, Lochrin Terrace and Bruntsfield Place.
Only one pedal cycle was stolen during February. It had been left secure and unattended in High Riggs.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
19 in total
None on licensed premises
1 on business premises
12 on domestic premises
6 to motor vehicles (in Fountainbridge, Gilmore Place, Upper Gilmore Place, Bryson Road (2), and Dundee Terrace.
22 in total
1 to licensed premises
9 to business premises
6 to domestic premises and
6 to motor vehicles, at Forrest Hill, Buccleuch Place, George Square Lane, George Square, Tarvit Street and Lothian Road.
Assault Assault
10 in total
4 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
5 on domestic premises or on the street.

8 of the assaults were solved.
44 in total
17 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
26 on domestic premises or on the street.

21 of the assaults were solved.
Assault and Robbery Assault and Robbery
  There were two reported in February. These occurred at Middle Meadow Walk and Johnstone Terrace.
A handbag, Mobile phone, and a camera were some of the items stolen.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
There were three racial incidents this month.

A 35 year old Algerian female was subjected to verbal racial abuse in West Tollcross by a male in his early 40’s.
Enquiries are on-going.

A 30 year old male Pakistani shopkeeper in Bryson Road was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 66 year old local man.
He was arrested and charged.

A 38 year old Pakistani shopkeeper in Lochrin Buildings was verbally abused by a a male aged 18 – 23.
Enquiries continuing to trace the culprit.
There was one racial incident this month.

A 28 year old Pakistani shopkeeper in Lothian Road was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a white male aged 20-24 years.
Enquiries being made to trace the culprit.

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