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Community Police Officers' Report, 11th June 2013


Since our last meeting on 14th of May 2013 there have been 7 recorded crimes. Of these 3 relate to minor road traffic offences.

1 detected crime relates to:
• Breach of the peace

3 crimes remain undetected which include:
• Theft By Shoplifting x 2 (Scotmid Store)
• Public Indecency

Notes on undetected crimes

Of these undetected crimes reported, the thefts by shopliftings are linked and have been carried out by the same persons. Images have been obtained and circulated, however their identity remains unknown at this time.

The public indecency relates to a one-off incident in the Dumyat Park whereby a named individual has been named. Enquiries are ongoing at this time.

Other Issues

PACT* Priorities for May and June 2013

To reduce the impact of youth disorder during the evenings at the weekend in and around the Cochrane and Johnstone Parks, including the swimming pool at Park Street, Alva.

Over the last 4-6 weeks complaints have been received by police from local residents that large groups of youths are congregating in this area and consuming alcohol. This has resulted in an increase in anti-social behaviour and causing an adverse effect on local residents.

Although this related to issues in Alva, we are also keen to ascertain where the youths are obtaining their alcohol from in Menstrie. Test purchasing plans have been used previously and will be used again. However if any local resident has any information as to who is selling or supplying underage persons then please contact police to help us alleviate this issue.

Gala Day

On Saturday 8th June the Gala was held in glorious weather conditions and passed off without incident. The event was well attended and a great family atmosphere was created. It was a pleasure for David and myself to police.


PC 292 Chris Smith
Police Office, Alloa
01786 456000

* Police and Communities Together - ed.

June 2013

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