Community Policing Report, 8th April 2014
Crime reports since 11th March 2014
A total of 6 crimes were reported, not including a road traffic offence.
Four crimes were detected:
- 2 domestic assaults (minor)
- breach of the peace (minor)
All incidents were isolated and are not connected. The were minor in nature and did not have any impact on the community.
Two crimes were undetected:
- Failure to stop and report a RTA: On 24/3/14 a First bus service bus was stationary in Main Street West when the driver was aware of his vehicle being struck from behind. The driver then observed an accident-damaged silver Ford pass by the driver of bus failing to stop. The bus driver attempted to give chase but lost the offending vehicle. Police checks revealed 217 such vehicles locally; local checks have been made in attempt to trace the vehicle with no success.
- Theft by shoplifting at Scotmid on 28/3/14: A War Horse DVD valued at £4.99 was stolen by 2 individuals: 1 male described as aged 21 to 40 wearing a black jacket with the hood up; a 2nd suspect, female, again aged between 21 and 40 wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, trainers and a pink checked Burberry baseball cap.
One road traffic offence.
PACT* Priorities for March and April 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. Chris 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.
PC Smith has now moved post as of 08/04/2014 and is taking up a role working alongside the community wardens. He wishes to pass on his thanks to the Menstrie Community Council for their support and hopes the excellent work they undertake within the community continues to flourish.
* Police and Communities Together - ed.