Welcome to the June 2010 Police Newsletter for the Marchmont, Meadows and Tollcross area – the SM46 Beat. It provides you with a summary of incidents that occurred in your area during May 2010.
PC4601A Yocksan Bell – SNT
In May 62 crimes were reported in your ward. This is in line with the April figure. 10 of these crimes have already been solved with the rest still under investigation.
A general breakdown of some of these crimes is listed in this newsletter.
During May 2010 there were 238 incidents reported to Police in your area.
This is a rise on the April figure of 186 which in some part will be due to the arrival of the better weather.
Of these only 13 were graded as 1, ie. emergencies that required an immediate response. 81 were graded as 2 ie. non-emergercies to be responded to within one hour. The remainder were more routine being dealt with by a shift officer or by a Safer Neighbourhood Team officer or may not have needed a Police response at all.
A significant proportion of these jobs (37 or 15%) were referred to different agencies for action.
There were only 8 youth related calls to the SM46 area, which equates to the monthly average.
- 2 Males (27 and 20 years old) were arrested for a Breach of the Peace.
- A 17 year old male was arrested for attempting to steal a car.
- A 25 year old male was reported for stealing a pedal cycle.
- 2 males were reported for urinating in a public place.
During May 3 premises were broken into (1 where property was stolen and 2 where nothing was taken). Again, intruders gained easy access to one flat only having to overcome the yale lock.
All remain unsolved at the moment and are still under investigation.
The last 12 months has seen 42% of all housebreaking crime SOLVED in the SM46 beat area.
Vehicle Related Crime
Each month we deal with a number of crimes relating to vehicles. During may there were 11 such crimes reported as follows:
2 x thefts from vehicles which were broken into
1 x Attempted theft of a vehicle
4 x vandalisms to vehicles
4 x theft from vehilces
Park in a well lit area.
Never leave items on disply within your car.
Always activate alarms and stearing locks
Theft of Pedal Cycles
During May there a further 12 reported thefts of bicycles. High value bikes are often sold through Gumtree or Ebay. Please be aware of this and assist us in checking these sites, as we do, for your stolen property If you can.
- Secure bikes properly using accredited “Sold Secure” locks.
- Use a combination of cable lock and D-lock whenever possible
- Always note the bike serial number and photograph your bike.
- PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT