Community Policing Report, 11th Febuary 2014
Crime reports since 14th January 2014
A total of 9 crimes were reported not including one road traffic offence.
Six crimes were detected. These offences relate to incidents including breach of the peace x2, vandalism, assault, possession of controlled drugs and a Section 38 of the Criminal procedure Scotland Act.
Points of note from the detected cases would be where a group of youths have been charged for a breach of the peace in relation to homophobic comments made to the victims. PCs Smith and Armitage have identified the youths responsible and have charged two males so far.
The poly-tunnel situated to the rear of the church in Main Street West was extensively damaged. PCs Smith and Armitage received information as to who could be responsible. This information was acted upon and as a result two youths have been charged, to date. A further three youths have been identified and will be traced and dealt with accordingly.
A drugs warrant was executed in a house in Menstrie by the community team. This was as a result of intelligence received directly from members of the public to police in confidence. A male will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in due course for drug offences.
Three crimes remain undetected; vandalism, breach of the peace and theft:
- A vandalism to a house in Forthvale was reported whereby a window was smashed. All enquiry to date has been carried out with a negative result in identifying the culprit/s.
- A further breach of the peace has been reported which relates to homophobic comments being used against the complainers. The complainers are repeat victims and a named suspect has been identified. This will result in this crime being detected.
- A petrol theft has been reported from the local filling station. Investigations are at an early stage with various lines of enquiry to be carried out.
PACT* Priorities for January and February 2014:
Our PACT priority for this period relates to drug misuse in the Alva and
Drug misuse has a detrimental effect on the communities in which we live and work. David and I are interested in obtaining information relating to drugs misuse and drug dealing. We will then use this information to obtain drugs warrants and target the dealers blighting the community. We can be contacted in confidence via the non-emergency telephone number of 101.
* Police and Communities Together - ed.