Wednesday 26th July
Perth & Kinross continues to be targeted by professional criminals who are focusing their attention on farm and plant equipment ranging from quad bikes to trailers. As always there are a number of simple measures that can be put in place to disrupt and prevent criminal activity around your property. Reduce access by removing all gates and entrances that are no longer in use and replacing them with a permanent fence or other barrier; secure all gates with good padlocks and repair fencing promptly to prevent/restrict any future unauthorised access.
· If possible park vehicles as close to your premises as possible, preferably out of sight from nearby roads
· Remove keys when not in use
· Fit wheel clamps and/or locking posts or consider an alarm
· Park larger vehicles in front of access doors to prevent easy access
Mark or customise your property so that it’s easily identifiable. This can deter thieves and assist recovery if they are stolen. CESAR is the nationally recognised marking scheme and vehicles in the scheme are 4 times less likely to be stolen and 6 times more likely to be identified. This can have a beneficial impact on your insurance premiums.
If we can make it difficult for organised crime gangs to target our communities then they will quickly look elsewhere for easier prey.
For more information and advice visit www.ruralwatchscotland.co.uk or Police Scotland’s own website and search for rural crime.
A 37 year old man was arrested for possession of a knife in Campsie Road, Perth on Saturday 22nd July.
A 41 year old man was arrested for breaking a window at a property in Darnhall Crescent, Perth on Monday 24th July.
A 20 year old man was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon in Drummond Street, Comrie on Thursday 20th July.
During the last week 4 drivers have been found to be without insurance, 1 had no licence and 1 had no MOT.
About 9:30pm, Wednesday 19th July, a white male, aged 30-40, with ginger/blonde shaved hair and stubble, stocky build and wearing dark blue tracksuit with a blue cap was seen to smash a window in Balgowan Road, Perth with a metal pole. (CR/134874/23)
About 4am, Sunday 23rd July, 4 males made off having been disturbed by police trying to break in to Craigie Post Office, Abbot Street, Perth. (CR/138121/23)
Between 5:30pm, Saturday 22nd and 8:45am, Sunday 23rd July, a barrier pole and board games were stolen during a break in to Huntingtower Castle. (CR/137197/23)
Between Monday 17th and Monday 24th July, a property was broken in to in Robertson Crescent, Pitlochry. (CR/138324/23)
About 2:30am, Thursday 20th July, a Husqvarna Enduro Motorcycle and an electric KTM Freeride Motorcycle were stolen during a break in to a property in Windsole, Auchterarder. (CR/135184/23)
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.
Local Area Commander
Perth and Kinross
FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERNET LINKS
As we receive reports of crime, the information is shared on https://www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk/
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Your Community Policing Teams
PERTH CITY CENTRE
PI James Longden
PERTH CITY NORTH
PI Paul Haigh
PERTH CITY SOUTH
PI Kristopher McCall
PI Ashley Wallace
Blairgowrie & Glens
Carse of Gowrie
PI Lesley McDonald
Almond & Earn
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