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Community Policing Report, 14th April 2015


I am Police Constable Johnny McRitchie (259) and I am stationed at Alloa Police Office. I am one of the Community Constables who covers the Menstrie area.

There are two Community Sergeants based at Alloa, and I give their email addresses should you wish to contact them:

In the last calendar month, there have been a total of 13 crime file reports submitted for the Menstrie area. 11 of these crime file reports are marked as detected, leaving only 2 as being marked as undetected.

Detected crimes

Theft by shoplifting at Scotmid, Main Street East.

A 17 year old male, and a 19 year old male stole alcohol from the Scotmid. They were traced the same night and charged with the offence.

Theft of bike at Victoria Terrace

A 20 year old male stole an unattended mountain bike from Victoria Terrace. He was traced a short time later, the bike recovered and he was charged with the offence.

Careless driving at bridge on Tullibody Road

A male was involved in a road traffic collision at the Tullibody Road bridge and was reported for careless driving.

Road traffic matters

There have been 6 people charged with speeding offences which occurred on the A91 outside Victoria Terrace. No one from Menstrie was involved in these offences.

There have been 2 people issued with Vehicle Rectification forms to have defects fixed on their vehicles.

Undetected crime

Theft by Housebreaking at Menstrie bowling club

Menstrie bowling club was broken into and a quantity of alcohol stolen. The main door was found to be off of its hinges and an axe was found discarded a short distance away. At this time there are no suspects for this crime.

Vandalism to Menstrie scout hall

A rear patio window of the Menstrie scout hall was cracked by means of throwing rocks at same. Three young boys have been named and enquiries are ongoing in relation to this incident, so there is a positive line of enquiry.

Other incidents of note

There have been several reports of thefts from sheds and garages at the neighbouring village of Alva. A male has been traced and reported for a number of these crimes. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Community team set out priorities to tackle your concerns:

  1. Antisocial behaviour
  2. Vandalism
  3. Alcohol and drugs

Underage alcohol consumption which in turn relates to Antisocial behaviour continues to be a priority for the community team.

Intelligence based policing in relation to Misuse of Drugs offences, such as local dealing, remains a priority and information is required from the public in relation to any suspicious activities which they believe may be associated with these offences.

PC 259 Johnny McRitchie
Community Constable
Alloa Police Office

Non-emergency telephone: 101

April 2015

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