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Community Police Officers' Report, September 2011


Since the last report to the Community Council on 14th June 2011, excluding minor road traffic offences, 20 crime reports have been submitted.

Nine of these crimes are detected which relate to:

Eleven of these crimes are undetected compromising of:

Youth issues

The areas identified continue to be the Dumyat Centre, the area to the rear of the Scout Hall and foot of the hills and Ochil Road. These areas are frequented by youths who congregate in groups, most of whom are consuming alcohol. Due to the very poor weather during the summer holidays the number of calls to these areas was not as problematic. High visibility patrols were still carried out to provide reassurance to concerned residents. All the persons traced by Police are subjected to consensual searches for weapons, drugs and alcohol. Mainly alcohol has been recovered. The youths traced with alcohol have all been warned and letters sent to their parents if they are under 16 years old. This type of proactive approach will be continued in these areas.

Other issues

Our other Pact* Priorities for Menstrie in July and August were:

  1. Anti social behaviour (ASB) in particular the consuming of alcohol in the area of Dumyat Centre and Ochil Road area, near to the Scout Hall, Menstrie on Friday and Saturday evenings between 7pm and 11pm.

This will then be reviewed and new Pact Priorities will be introduced for September and October tackling the issues that arise in the village.

* Police and Communities Together - ed.

Notes on Crime

Between 14/08/2011 and 29/08/2011 a set of wooden gates were stolen from the Glenochil Nursery. It does appear that since the site has been marked for closure that the nursery is becoming a target for thefts. David Armitageand myself will endeavour to monitor and provide a high visibility presence within the Nursery.

Between mid July and mid August the Dumyat Centre was the subject of a theft and vandalism whereby lead flashing surrounding the skylight windows has been stolen. 60 tiles have been damaged on the roof as well as a section of downpipe. It appears that this has all occurred at the one time, using the down pipe to gain access to the roof and in turn damaging the tiles as they stole the lead flashing. Unfortunately there are no lines of enquiry into this.

Appointment of new community constable

David Armitage was appointed Community Police Officer for Alva and Menstrie on 21st July. David has 6 years operational service and all this has been within the Clackmannanshire area. David will be an excellent addition to the community team and I look forward to working with him and tackling the issues that arise in the villages

PC 292 Chris Smith
Menstrie Community Policeman
Tullibody Police Office

September 2011

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