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Perth & Kinross Local Area Commander’s Bulletin

Perth & Kinross Local Area Commander’s Bulletin

Housebreaking Advice Unfortunately we have had a number of reports of theft by housebreaking in the Tayside area over the last few days.  Although Housebreaking can occur at any time of the year, dark houses can give the appearance of being empty due to lack of lights etc. The risk in all circumstances can be greatly reduced with the use of Crime Prevention measures A few prevention measures would be inside/outside lighting, alarm systems, CCTV and the securing of doors and windows.  Also careful consideration should be given to what you post on social media sites, especially if you are going on holiday or going out for the evening. Please report any unusual activity to Police, either by phone (101) in person or at a police office i.e. people offering work in the area, cards being posted through the door offering to carry out work. Criminals can use this as a method of identifying potential targets and by reporting this information to the police, it may help us identify groups or individuals who may be involved. Be aware that thieves often take tools from a garage or she, to help them break into premises, so ensure your property/tools are always locked away! Should you wish to receive crime prevention advice for your premises, whether that be physical security, CCTV, secure key storage options or anything else related to keeping your premises safe, please contact our Partnerships, Interventions and Preventions Department by email at taysidepreventionsandinterventions@scotland.police.uk Drugs Recovery Two men from the Manchester area have been arrested and charged in connection with drug offences following a routine stop on the A9 near Perth. Road policing officers stopped a white Kia Sportage around 5pm, Tuesday 24th January, just south of the Broxden roundabout. A search of the vehicle was carried out and a quantity of herbal cannabis with a street value of around £156,000 was recovered. Two men, the driver and a passenger, aged 53 and 31, were arrested and charged in connection with offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Detective Inspector Scott Carswell said “Drugs cause misery in our communities and Police Scotland is determined to bring those responsible for the supply of illegal substances to justice. The public has important role to play in stamping out this kind of activity and anyone with information about drugs should contact us via 101 or make a call anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”    We recognise the importance of understanding the views and priorities of Scotland’s diverse communities. This survey is a platform for you to tell us your views and experience of your police service. Responses are analysed weekly to help shape how we do things.It’s a way for us to listen to the needs of our diverse communities. Let us know what we’re getting right and what we can do better.The survey is completely anonymous. You will not be personally identified through the information you provide.Click the link below to complete the survey.Please contact us if you require the survey in an alternative format: InsightEngagement@scotland.pnn.police.uk.Complete the survey here UPDATESA 35 year old man was arrested for vandalising an outdoor heater in South Street, Perth on Saturday 28th January.A 31 year old woman was arrested for stealing a purse from the bag of an elderly lady in King Edward Street, Perth on Wednesday 25th January.A 17 year old man was arrested for being in possession of a knife in High Street, Perth on Wednesday 25th January.A 44 year old woman was arrested for drink driving on the unclassified road between Perth and Madderty, near to Balgowan on Friday 27th January.A 38 year old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for theft of a camera from a property in Comrie Road, Crieff on Wednesday 25th January.During the last week 3 drivers have been found to be without insurance, 1 had no licence and 1 had no MOT. RECENT INCIDENTSAbout 9:45am, Sunday 29th January, 3 males wearing dark clothes and balaclavas were disturbed having gained entry to a property in Forgandenny Road, Bridge of Earn by smashing the living room window. The suspects appear to have made off in a black 5 door Mini Cooper, which had red wing mirrors and a stripe along the side of the car. (CR/9824/23)Between 2:30pm, Wednesday 25th and 12:30pm, Thursday 26th January, a yellow and green Giant E Bike was stolen from a property at Donavourd, Milton or Edradour. (CR/9412/23)Between 6pm, Saturday 28th and 9:30am, Sunday 29th January, a silver Skoda was scratched whilst parked in Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry. (CR/10369/23)About 8pm, Saturday 28th January, a black Nissan Qashqai was stolen from Strathview Place, Methven. 2 male suspects and 1 female were captured on CCTV taking the vehicle. They are all descried as being in their late teens/early 20s, slim build and wearing dark clothing with hoods up. (CR/9969/23)Between 3pm, Thursday 26th and 10:30am, Friday 27th January, a notice board was damaged at Crieff Community Gardens. (CR/9718/23)Between 9:30am and 3:45pm, Sunday 29th January, a grey Range Rover Vogue was stolen during a break in to a property at Milton, Auchterarder. Also stolen were several high value watches. (CR/9870/23) Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Regards,Tom Leonard, Chief Inspector                              Local Area Commander, Perth and Kinross FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERNET LINKSAs we receive reports of crime, the information is shared on https://www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk/I would encourage you to sign up for notifications.Guidance on how to protect your property is available via Community Watch as well as on the Police Scotland Website, just click or copy and paste the following link:-https://www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/Keep up to date with everything we are doing and all appeals by visiting the following sites:-https://twitter.com/policescotlandhttps://www.facebook.com/PoliceScotlandhttp://www.scotland.police.uk/http://www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk/  Your Community Policing TeamsLocality InspectorsPERTH CITY CENTREPI Peter Duncan PERTH CITY NORTHPI Paul Haigh PERTH CITY SOUTHPI Kristopher McCallNORTHPI Ashley Wallace Blairgowrie & GlensHighlandStrathtayStrathmoreCarse of GowrieSOUTHPI Lesley McDonald StrathearnStrathallanAlmond & EarnKinross-shireIf you wish to make contact with your local community officer please use the following e-mail addresses:PerthTaysidePerthCityCentreCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysidePerthCityNorthCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysidePerthCitySouthCPT@Scotland.police.ukNorthTaysideStrathmoreCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideBlairgowrieGlensCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideHighlandCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideStrathtayCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideCarseofGowrieCPT@Scotland.police.ukSouthTaysideKinross-shireCPT@scotland.police.ukTaysideStrathallanCPT@scotland.police.ukTaysideAlmondEarnCPT@scotland.police.ukTaysideStrathearnCPT@scotland.police.uk