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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for January 2007

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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Here are the crime figures for January 2007.

A total of 70 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of January for the Fountainbridge area.

NO vehicles were broken into this month, however, one vehicle was stolen.

There were 10 assaults reported during January, four of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there was one such report this month.
A total of 176 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of January 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 31 reports of assault, (down from 62 last month) of which 22 were solved.

There were 4 domestic housebreakings and 1 business housebreaking reported during January.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There was one domestic housebreaking reported during January.

A ground floor flat in Dundee Terrace was entered after a window was smashed. Two computers were stolen.

There was one business housebreaking this month.

A clothes shop in Home Street was entered after the window was smashed. Nothing was stolen.
There were 4 Domestic housebreakings in January.

A computer, guitar and amplifier were stolen from a flat in Buccleuch Street. The front door had been forced.
A flat in Lonsdale Terrace was entered by unknown means and 2 computers, an MP3 player and a passport were stolen. A male and female in their mid 20’s have been arrested and charged.

A jacket was stolen from a first floor flat in Tarvit Street. It was entered by bodily pressure on the door.
A ground floor flat in East Fountainbridge was entered after the lock was slipped. 2 computers a DVD player and miscellaneous documents were stolen.

There was one Business break-in.
Fast Feathers in Leven Street was entered after the window was smashed. A quantity of cash was stolen.
Theft Others Theft Others
16 in total
11 from or on licensed premises
5 from or on business premises
None from domestic premises, on the street.
Nine of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
58 in total
23 from or on licensed premises
23 from or on business premises
12 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 NO vehicles broken into during January. There were 9 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during January:
Mazda: Lauriston Place
Citroen: Castle Terrace
Ford Transit: Chalmers Street
Fiat: Drumdryan Street
Mercedes van: Lauriston Place
Nissan: Grindlay Street Court
Ford: Grindlay Street Court
Vauxhall: Grindlay Street Court
U/k make: Grindlay Street Court
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
A blue Citroen Saxo motor car was stolen from Ritchie Place. One vehicle were stolen in January.
A red Peugeot motor car was stolen from the Grassmarket.
An attempt was made to steal a Rover motor car from High Riggs.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were NO pedal cycles reported stolen in January. Three pedal cycles were stolen from Potterrow, Cowgatehead and Bristo Square. All had been left secured and unattended.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
11 in total
None on licensed premises
3 on business premises
4 on domestic premises
4 to motor vehicles (in Tay Street, Home Street, Lochrin Place and Bruntsfield Place)
18 in total
1 to licensed premises
3 to business premises
3 to domestic premises and
11 to motor vehicles, in Grassmarket (4), Glen Street, Kings Stables Road (2), Lauriston Place, Lady Lawson Street, George Square, and Castle Terrace.
Assault Assault
10 in total
1 on licensed premises
None on business premises
9 on domestic premises or on the street.
4 of the assaults was solved.
31 in total
8 on licensed premises
1 on business premises
22 on domestic premises or on the street.
22 of the assaults were solved.
Assault and Robbery Assault and Robbery
  There were three reported in January.
These occurred at Buccleuch Place, Lauriston Place and Middle Meadow Walk.
Handbag, Mobile phone, wallets and cash were some of the items stolen.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
There was one racial incident this month.

An 18 year old Pakistani shop assistant in Dundee Street was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a white male in his early 20’s.
The male had asked the complainer to buy some apparently stolen goods. When this was refused the suspected shouted abuse and made off eastwards at locus.
There were six racial incidents this month.

Two Afro-Caribbean door stewards in Victoria Street were subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 25 year old white male. He was arrested and report sent to Procurator Fiscal.

A 34 year old Irish door steward in Victoria Street was verbally abuse by a 16 year old white Scottish male. He was arrested and a report sent to Procurator Fiscal.

A 49 year old Arabian Postmaster in Leven street was racially abused by a 22 year old white male. Reported to Procurator Fiscal.

A 32 year old Arabian male was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a member of staff at the Employment Centre at High Riggs. Further enquiry being made.

A 25 year old Pakistani driver was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a 30 year old Scottish male of mixed race. Report to Procurator Fiscal.

A 31 year old English police officer was subjected to verbal racial abuse by a white Scottish male. Reported to Procurator Fiscal.

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