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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for March 2007

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 103 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of March for the Fountainbridge area.

Four vehicles were broken into this month, and four other vehicles were stolen.

There were 23 assaults reported during March, sixteen of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were four such reports this month.
A total of 187 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of March 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 25 stolen.

There were 45 reports of assault, of which 16 were solved.

There were 4 domestic housebreakings and NO business housebreakings reported during March.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were seven domestic housebreakings reported during March.
A ground floor flat in Westhall Gardens was entered through an insecure window. Cash, TV Digibox and clothing were stolen.
A flat in Lochrin Place was entered by bodily pressure on the front door. A computer, CD player DVD player and jewellery were stolen.
A ground floor flat in Viewforth was entered by forcing a rear window. Nothing was apparently stolen.
Three flats in a stair at Yeaman Place were targeted, by kicking the front doors. Entry was gained to one of the flats, however nothing was stolen.

A flat in Gibson Terrace was attempted to be broken into by tampering with the door handle.
No entry was gained.

There was one business housebreaking this month.
An attempt was made to break into Tollcross Primary School by climbing a ladder. No entry was gained.
There were 4 Domestic housebreakings in March.

A ground floor flat in Keir Street was entered by smashing a window. A DVD, ipod, and two cameras were stolen.

A flat in Drumdryan Street was entered by bodily pressure on the door. An MP3 player and two passports were stolen.

A flat in Spittal Street was also entered by bodily pressure. Nothing was apparently stolen.

An attempt was made to break into flat a Chapel Wynd by smashing a window. No entry was gained.
Theft Others Theft Others
9 in total
3 from or on licensed premises
5 from or on business premises
1 from domestic premises, on the street.
Three of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
58 in total
18 from or on licensed premises
27 from or on business premises
13 from domestic premises or on the street.
25 of the thefts involved a mobile phone.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were 4 vehicles broken into during March.

A Mercedes van in Home Street was broken into and a Sat Nav system stolen.
A CD player was stolen from a VW van in West Tollcross.
A Renault Clio in Bryson Road and a VW Golf in Gillespie Street were broken into. Nothing was stolen.
There were 5 vehicles broken into or had property stolen from them during March:

V W van: Buccleuch Place
BMW: Buccleuch Place
Toyota: Lady Lawson Street
Peugeot: Keir Street
Vauxhall: Lauriston Place
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
Four vehicles were reported stolen in March.

Nissan Sunny: Gillespie Street
Kawasaki m/c: Dundee Terrace
Baghari m/c: Watson Crescent
Honda m/c: Leamington Terrace
There were NO vehicles was stolen in March.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
There were 6 pedal cycles reported stolen in March.
These occurred at Gillespie Place, Murdoch Terrace, Bryson Road, Tay Street, Yeaman Place, and Watson Crescent.
Two pedal cycles were stolen during March.
Both had been left secure and unattended in Crichton Street and Chambers Street.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
19 in total
None on licensed premises
3 on business premises
2 on domestic premises
14 to motor vehicles (in Bryson Road (4), Watson Crescent (4), Ritchie Place, Dundee Terrace, Gilmore Place, Upper Gilmore Place (2) and Bruntsfield Place.
25 in total
3 to licensed premises
9 to business premises
6 to domestic premises and
8 to motor vehicles, at Lauriston Place (3), Barclay Place, Crichton Street, Grindlay Street, Castle Terrace and Bread Street.
Assault Assault
23 in total
4 on licensed premises none on business premises
19 on domestic premises or on the street.
16 of the assaults were solved.
45 in total
14 on licensed premises none on business premises
31 on domestic premises or on the street.
16 of the assaults were solved.
Assault and Robbery Assault and Robbery
There were two reported in March these occurred in Leamington Road and Dundee Terrace. There were four reported in March. These occurred at Bread Street, Cowgate, and Buccleuch Place and Middle Meadow Walk.

Mobile phones, cash, CD player, jacket and cigarettes were some of the items stolen.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
There were NO racial incidents this month. There was one racial incident this month.

A 34 year old Pakistani shopkeeper in Bread Street subjected to verbal racial abuse by a three white males aged 20-25 years.
Enquiries are being made to trace the culprits.

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