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Community Police Officers' Report, May 2012


Since the last meeting on 10th April 2012, excluding minor road traffic offences, 9 crime reports have been submitted.

Of these crimes 4 are detected which relate to:

We have 5 undetected crime reports which relate to:

As can be seen from the undetected crimes listed, 3 will be detected. None of the listed vandalisms appear to be linked in any way.

Other issues

PACT* Priorities for Alva and Menstrie in May and June 2012

  1. Increase the level of high visibility patrols in the area of Broomhall Castle and Long Row, Menstrie between 2200 hrs and 0100 hrs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in an effort to reduce the antisocial behaviour and alcohol consumption by youths and reduce the calls received.
  2. Increase the level of high visibility patrols in the area of Cochrane Park, Grodwell Drive and Back Road, Alva between 1600 hours and 2000 hrs, in effort to prevent persons using motorbikes illegally and in an antisocial manner.

We have changed our PACT priorities for the forthcoming two month period. We have been notified of antisocial behaviour in the Broomhall Castle/ Long Row area in the past few weeks. We feel that this can be resolved with extra patrols and engagement with the persons involved.

* Police and Communities Together - ed.

Notes on crime

On 24th April 2012, Police received a complaint regarding a male who was attempting to steal metal from Kerry Ingredients, Menstrie. The male was disturbed by staff at the site, who managed to get a vehicle registration number for a van which he was driving. The male was identified quickly and was subsequently charged for theft of metal.

On 30th April 2012, Police received a complaint regarding the theft of a washing machine from a back garden area. This washing machine was intended to be scrapped. However it would appear that the person responsible has been looking under mats/ pots for house keys. Local enquiry with residents provided the description of a male, who was knocking on doors requesting scrap metal. The male is still to be identified, however it is likely that this will happen, with photographs to be shown.

These metal thefts are not linked. However they serve as a strong reminder that residents should try to keep their gardens free of valuables and any metal which is sought after.

PC 703 David Armitage
Menstrie Community Policeman
Tullibody Police Office
01786 456000

May 2012

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