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Kingswells Crime Bulletin

Updated: 28 December 2004

GRAMPIAN POLICE - ABERDEEN DIVISION

POLICE REPORT BY PC KINGHAN: Prepared for the Kingswells Community Council meeting on 29th November 2004.

Period 2.11.2004 to 29.11.2004

PRIORITY CRIMES
Two crimes in total.
These crimes were associated with one theft from a motor vehicle and one vandalism. The motor vehicle was parked and secured in a nearby farm and the vandalism consisted of two broken windows in central Kingswells.

As a comparison with the whole of the North part of the city, Kingswells suffered 2 of the reported 66 priority crimes. the North part of the city suffered 41 reports of vandalism, 1 of these relating to Kingswells.

'QUALITY OF LIFE'
Three reported incidents relating to youths.

Again in comparison with the North section of the city, there were 44 related calls.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
It has been a three week period since the last figures were published. The signs are so far good, especially with the darker nighs fully upon us.

Due to other demands I have not had a plain clothed "sweep" of the area but have obviously carried out varying degrees of high visibility policing.

held two talks with the Rainbows. Good to meet the "future of Kingswells".

Meeting with the "Breakfast Club". Hope to use early starts I have each month to meet parents and answer any questions / gain any local intelligence.

Regards Richard Kinghan (Posted 28.12.2004)


ADVICE TO KINGSWELLS RESIDENTS REGARDING LOCAL CRIME and 'QUALITY OF LIFE' ISSUES

Introduction

As with all residential areas within Aberdeen City, Kingswells suffers from occasional incidents of vandalism, youth disorder, underage drinking and behaviour which impacts on the quality of life of residents. A small number of the growing youth population within Kingswells will from time to time, become involved in such behaviour. While the current rate of incidents remains comparatively very low, it is important that residents, the police, other agencies and community based organisations play their part in preventing, reducing and responding to incidents effectively and fairly.

Role of the Police

As you may know Constable Richard Kinghan has recently been appointed as the Neighbourhood Officer in Kingswells and has already met many residents, workers and community representatives. At present Richard is based at the Bucksburn Police Office but it is hoped he will shortly have a base within Kingswells which will allow him to further raise his profile, deal with incidents more quickly and most importantly engage with young people in the community. A fundamental part of his role will be to address issues such as those described above, and while the 'village' characteristic of Kingswells will help him become familiar with local people relatively quickly, a great deal of his work will depend on the local knowledge, assistance and support he receives from the community.

How can you help?

The vast majority of incidents dealt with by the police depend on the evidence of civilian witnesses. We are all in effect, the eyes and ears of our respective communities, and it is with this in mind that the following advice is offered in relation to how you can assist the police if you witness an incident such as those mentioned above and which it is felt should be reported to the police.

  • ANYONE can report an incident whether or not they are directly involved, however in most circumstances the 'victim' may have to make any formal complaint.
  • In the case of damage to property, ANYONE can report an incident even if you are not the owner but have witnessed the damage being caused. Again, the 'victim' may have to make complaint.
  • Any incident, or piece of information relating to an incident, should be reported via the main non-emergency number 0845 600 5 700. Information can also be left for PC Kinghan on that number.
  • Any ongoing 'serious' incident can be reported via the 999 system.
  • If you witness inappropriate conduct such as vandalism, drunken or unruly behaviour, or are being intimidated by the behaviour of others, it is particularly useful if the following information is obtained and passed to the police:
  • Time, date and location
  • What type of incident occurred e.g. damage to property, underage drinking (and how you know), assault.
  • Detailed descriptions of those specifically involved, including details of clothing and precise features such as glasses, hairstyle, hats, logos on clothes, body piercing etc.
  • Any information regarding names or nicknames known or just overheard being used.
  • Any information regarding vehicles used, particularly registration marks.
  • Details of the nature and/or content of written graffiti can often provide clues as to who is responsible.
  • Where did those involved come from and where did they go following the incident ?
  • If you can, write details down or keep a diary regarding what you have seen. This is invaluable when police are doing follow-up enquiries. These notes may be taken as a possible 'production' in any related prosecution.

It will not be possible on every occasion for the Police to attend straight away, however you are encouraged to still report the above described incidents so that the Police can build up an accurate picture of exactly when and where they are occurring. This information is then used to allow the Police to respond more effectively.

To sum up

This information is simply intended to guide residents as to the type of information which can be invaluable in Grampian Police's efforts to detect offenders and reduce crimes and offences within communities.

It must be re-emphasised that the vast majority of young people in Kingswells, and elsewhere, are law abiding and it is important that the young people, other residents and local police, engage in a purposeful and mutually respectful way.

It is equally important that the police receive as much support as possible from residents of all age groups. Your local knowledge and community spirit, utilised to respond positively to crimes and offences, does help detect those responsible and thereby maintain the quality of life expected in Kingswells.

If you have any queries or concerns, and wish to speak to your local Neighbourhood Officer, please do not hesitate to contact Constable Kinghan on telephone number 0845 600 5 700.

Ally Prockter
Neighbourhood Inspector , Area 1 (Aberdeen North), Bucksburn


NEW COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER - Richard Kinghan is based at Bucksburn Police Office. he can be contact on 0845 600-5-700

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Richard Kinghan, (32) and I have been a serving Police Officer with the Grampian Police for nearly four years. During this time I have been stationed centrally within Torry, the city centre itself and laterally, the west end of Aberdeen. A concentrated directive towards Neighbourhood Policing has presented me with the exciting opportunity of establishing links with an ever expanding and developing local community, which you are all part of.

Quite simply, what I believe being part of a community means is working together, relying on each other, trusting each other and understanding each other. We all have different interest, opinions and desires but similar goals, and that is no doubt to live in an environment, which offers everyone an enjoyable, home life and desirable quality of life.

My role is to integrate with all age groups within the community, find out what's positive and perhaps what isn't so positive. You are all my eyes and ears and I would encourage you to please highlight any issues, which you feel may merit my attention. After all if I don't know about it, I can't do anything about it.

In this initial message to you all, I don't want to be full of facts and figures, trends and crime statistics, albeit they are important in relation to allocating resources and reducing crime on our streets. My short-term plan is first of all to get to know as many of you as possible. I am based at Bucksburn Police Office, which at present is not ideal in relation to its location to Kingswells. I am, however, actively looking for a small room somewhere within Kingswells, which will allow me to be more centrally based and offer you a more direct point of contact. So please keep a look out for me!

In the meantime, I will be on foot patrol as often as possible over the coming months so please feel free to approach me on any issues you wish, whether it simply be for advice, information or just a chat. You can also contact me on 0845 600-5-700. If I am not immediately available, I will get a message to get back in touch with you.

Looking forward to meeting you all. Richard Kinghan (Posted 14.8.2004)


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CRIME REDUCTION UNIT

WEEKLY CRIME BULLETIN - WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2004

As of Thursday 1st April 2004 Aberdeen Division boundaries have been reconfigured, in line with recent similar changes by Aberdeen City Council.

Within Aberdeen Division there are now 6 Neighbourhood Inspectors, arranged in pairs within the Council North, Central and South Service Areas. These 6 areas will each comprise a grouping of several local Authority Neighbourhoods.

In order to try and make the bulletin easy to follow and as similar to the layout of previous bulletins, we have introduced 6 Neighbourhood Section headings, further divided into the 37 neighbourhoods.

These headings will be -

Area 1 - Dyce/Danestone/ Bucksburn, Area 2 - Mastrick,

Area 3 - Tillydrone/Old Aberdeen, Area 4 - ARI/Mile End/Queen Street,

Area 5 - Culter/Hazlehead/Fonthill and Area 6 &endash; Kincorth/ /Nigg/Torry &endash; which indicates which Police Stations your Neighbourhood Constables work from.

A fuller explanation of the grouping of all 37 Neighbourhoods is as follows &endash;

NORTH NEIGHBOURHOOD INSPECTOR AREA

Area 1 - Dyce, Danestone, Oldmachar, Denmore, Balgownie and Donmouth, Bucksburn and Kingswells.

Area 2 &endash; Heathryfold, Middlefield, Northfield, Cummings Park, Sheddocksley, Mastrick and Summerhill.

CENTRAL NEIGHBOURHOOD INSPECTOR AREA

Area 3 &endash; Woodside, Tillydrone, Old Aberdeen, Seaton, Part of Havonver, Froghall, Powis and Sunnybank.

Area 4 &endash; Hilton/Stockethill, Ashgrove, George Street, Midstocket, Rosemount, West End, City Centre, Part of Hanover (incorporates Harbour).

SOUTH NEIGHBOURHOOD INSPECTOR AREA

Area 5 &endash; Culter/Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber, Hazlehead, Mannofield, Garthdee and Ferryhill.

Area 6 &endash; Kincorth, Leggart and Nigg, Torry, Cove.

The bulletin highlights a selection of reported priority crimes over the previous 7 days in the city. The crimes are not a definitive list of all crime but focus on Housebreakings, vehicle crime and other noteworthy crimes. They have been highlighted in an effort to seek public assistance in the enquiries and to promote Crime Prevention advice.

If you have any information regarding any of the crimes highlighted in this bulletin, please contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

To report a crime or suspicious incident please contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700

For any information regarding general crime prevention issues please contact the Crime Reduction Unit, who are based at Bucksburn Police Office on 01224 386875 / 386874.


POLICE TELEPHONE NUMBER CHANGE
As from Monday 3 November. Grampian Police New Telephone Number is:-
0845 600-5-700
But in an emergency ALWAYS CALL 999

WEEKLY CRIME BULLETIN - (POSTED WEEK ENDING FRIDAY)

The following information contains a brief summary of reported crime within the Bucksburn Local Command Area (BCA). The BCA is a policing term which is used to define the area of land on the north side of Aberdeen city and includes the Bridge of Don, Bucksburn, Cairncry, Dyce, Mastrick, Mile End, Northfield, Old Aberdeen and Tillydrone beats.

It should be noted that the crimes and captures which have been detailed in this bulletin are by no means a definitive list of reported crime or detection rates. They have been highlighted in an effort to seek public assistance in relation to specific matters or to promote particular crime prevention measures.

If you have any information regarding crimes highlighted in this bulletin then please contact Bucksburn Police office on 01224 386812.

For further information concerning any aspect of Crime Prevention please contact your local Crime Prevention officer on 01224 386874.

To report a crime or suspicious incident please call the Police on 01224 386000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Bringing Crime down:-

Most crime is against property, not people, and not many crimes are carefully planned. Most are committed by young men on the spur of the moment when they see the chance - possessions left in a car, or a door or window to a house left open. But you can reduce the risk by securing your car and home.

This will also help the Police, by giving them more time to tackle serious crime. And that's good for you and your family &endash; because it makes your neighbourhood a safer place to live in.

A Practical Guide to Garden Security

Break-ins to garden sheds and thefts from the garden are a problem throughout Scotland. Valuable equipment, such as lawnmowers, bicycles and golf clubs, are often stolen from sheds and outhouses because security is inadequate. The following advice on simple inexpensive security measures which will help reduce the risk of theft from your garden.

Sheds in the north half of Aberdeen are currently being targeted.

Boundary Fences and Walls

The boundary fence or wall to the rear of your home should be constructed in such a way that it is difficult to climb.

The fence or wall to the front should be kept to waist height to avoid obscuring doors and windows. This discourages thieves because they cannot work without being seen.

Garden Sheds and Outhouses

DOORS- Fit a good quality hasp and padlock to the door. The hasp should be held in place with dome headed bolts to prevent tampering.

WINDOWS - Fit windows grilles internally or use heavy wire mesh. Reinforced glass is a good alternative. If the window opens, a window lock should be used.

Consider using curtains to stop the thief seeing what is inside the shed.

Garden Tools and Other Equipment

Ensure that all your gardening tools, including your lawnmower, have been security postcoded.

Never leave tools or ladders lying around the garden. They can be used by a thief to break into your home

Linking garden tools with a chain and padlock when not in use will also reduce the chances of theft. Ensure bikes are secured to each other or to a secure fastening in the shed.

Lighting

Install security lighting to illuminate your gardens. Passive infra red sensors can switch lights on when movement is detected.

A low cost alternative are lights fitted with sodium tubes which come on automatically at dusk and switch off again at dawn.


ALL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CO-ORDINATORS

The annual 'Light's Out &endash; You're Out' will be in a different format this year. We have listened to your feedback from last year and will make it simpler and less official.

We aim to forward two sets of leaflets to each Co-coordinator, the first leaflet should be delivered to all scheme members a week or so before the clocks change. This will provide a reminder to all to be aware of the dark evenings and the potential higher risk of becoming a victim of a Housebreaking.

The second leaflet should be delivered a week later to homes that are in darkness and having the appearance that no one is at home. This will provide a reminder to leave a light on when leaving the house unoccupied.

Co-coordinators will receive a letter over the coming weeks.

If you have any queries or comments please contact the Crime Reduction Unit on Tel: 386875.


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Awards ceremony this year is sponsored by BT Home Monitoring and will take place in London on Wednesday 8 October 2003. The awards identify and formally recognise good crime prevention practice and help raise awareness of the effectiveness of the Neighbourhood Watch movement as a whole.

The categories for this year are -

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator of the year

Urban award

Rural award

Young Persons award (for under 21's)

Outstanding achievement award (for voluntary service)

Police Award

Partnership Award

National award (overall winner)

All award winners will receive £1,000 for the benefit of their scheme and a plaque. This year the National winner will receive a £1,000 voucher for a holiday.

Entry forms are available from NNWA on 020 7963 0160 or by e-mailing awards@neighbourhoodwatch.net with the name and address details. Forms can also be downloaded from their website - www.neighbourhoodwatch.net

NB - The closing date for entries is Sunday 31 August 2003.

In addition, National Neighbourhood Watch Association, together with the Co-op and Crime Concern are working together on the new "Taking A Stand Awards". These awards will run between June and September and are about recognising those who have tackled anti-social behaviour in their area . There are up to 30 awards of £1,000 to be won plus an overall award of £5,000 - with all prize money being spent for the benefit of tackling anti-social behaviour within the local communities.

OPEN DOORS DAY!:

Saturday 13 September 2003 is Open Doors day in Aberdeen City. Grampian Police Headquarters at Queen Street is also opening its doors to the public where there will be tours including visiting the control room, identification parade suites, sheriff court holding cells and the CCTV monitoring room. To reserve a place on a tour please telephone 01224 709970 between 9am and 4pm from 8 to 11 September 2003.

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE!

This week there were 47 domestic breaks in Aberdeen City. Out of these there were :

33 Break ins

12 Attempted break ins

Basic crime prevention measures prevented the thieves from being successful in some instances with 2 homes having quality locks. However out of the attempted break ins 3 properties were occupied at the time, 3 had windows left open and on 2 occasions the thief was disturbed by the homeowner returning.

 

REMEMBER LOCK YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE

KEEP YOUR HOME SECURE

TO PREVENT A SNEAK IN THEFT KEEP YOUR BACK DOOR LOCKED AND YOUR FRONT DOOR ON THE LATCH EVEN WHEN YOU ARE IN

 

ADVISE TO HOUSEHOLDERS GOING ON HOLIDAY

The number of houses left unoccupied whilst families are away on holiday grows annually.

Here are some important ways you can prevent a break-in from occurring when you leave your home unoccupied fro several days, or longer:

1. Cancel newspapers, mail and other deliveries, or arrange with a trusted neighbour or friend to pick them up daily so tell-tale signs of your absence do not pile up.

2. Store items pf exceptional value in a safe place. Large amounts of cash, jewellery, silverware and other items highly susceptible to theft are more secure if left with a trusted friend or relative.

3. Use automatic timers to activate lights and a transistor radio to give your home that "lived in" look and sound while you are away.

4. If you are going to be away for many days during the summer months, arrange to have your lawn mowed.

5. Leave the following information with a trusted friend or neighbour:

When you are going away; when you expect to return.

How you can be reached in case of an emergency.

Whether anyone will be calling (workmen, friend etc.).

6. Security lock all doors and windows

 

DON'T BUY CRIME CAMPAIGN

Grampian Police are committed to reducing markets for stolen property, which is a positive way of tackling drugs misuse by breaking the cycle of steal &endash; sell &endash; buy drugs.

The aim is to systematically identify persons and premises who deal in stolen property and reduce the markets for selling same.

One of the main aims is to raise the public awareness of the consequences of buying stolen property and various posters have been circulated to public houses, shops, second hand dealers etc. A bus from First Bus has also been used to highlight the campaign.

A dedicated Officer has been appointed to deal with the issue and for Bucksburn Command Area. He is PC Gerry Harley, Market Reduction Officer.

Anyone with information regarding stolen property should contact Gerry on 01224 386875 or

e-mail: gerry.harley@grampian.pnn.police.uk

KINGSWELLS Week ending Friday 19th September 2003

Around teatime last Sunday a car was broken into parked in Concraig Gardens and some clothing, a camera and other items left on view were removed.

 

KINGSWELLS Week ending Friday 25th April 2003

Please ensure that you have adequate padlocks fitted to your shed and tamper proof screws on the hinges. A further recommendation is to secure all expensive item with a length of heavy duty chain and fasten together with a padlock which can be fitted to the floor or structure of the shed.

On Tuesday 22nd an attempt was made to steal from a house at Corse Avenue. The alarm was activated and the thief fled.

Please do not leave windows open (especially ground floor) when you leave your home unoccupied. Please close and lock the windows, close and lock your doors and remove keys from the inside of your lock.

 

KINGSWELLS Week ending Friday 4th April 2003

During the early hours of Thursday a house in Migvie Avenue was broken into and a Plasma TV stolen.

If you have any information regarding any of the crimes highlighted in this bulletin, please contact Grampian Police on 01224 386000 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. To report a crime or suspicious incident please contact Grampian Police on 01224 386000.

For any information regarding Crime Prevention issues please contact the Crime Reduction Unit, who are now based at Bucksburn Police Office on 01224 386875 / 386874.

RESIDENTS PLEASE BEWARE:

Recently in this area there have been several minor vandalisms at the rear of the Kingswells school. There has also been evidence found which would indicate heavy under-age drinking sessions, and drug misuse.

WHAT THIS MEANS:

  • Younger children are unable to play safely in the area
  • School staff are spending time after the weekend clearing up broken bottles from the playground before pupils are allowed to use it.
  • Valuable resources are being channeled into repairs at a cost to the tax payer - YOU.
  • 90% of the young people who frequent the area are local and as such could be known to you.
  • If you have children - Do you know where they are, and what they are doing?

Please discuss these issues within your family and should you have any information as to persons responsible or where the alcohol/drugs are being obtained, please contact Grampian Police on 01224 386000

Alternatively , you may prefer to call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Grampian Police Crime Prevention Unit at Bucksburn. For further advice or information on security matters please call 01224 386875

MASTRICK AND KINGSWELLS Week commencing 13.12.2002

During Wednesday afternoon a sneak in theft occurred at a house on Skene Road and a wallet and contents were stolen.

MASTRICK AND KINGSWELLS Week commencing 20.09.2002

The crimes in this area were;

Domestic break-ins - 5, Arnage Crescent and Roswell Gardens. Cromar Gardens and Collieston Avenue, both Kingswells. In one of these entry was gained to the house by an insecure dog flap in a door.

One vehicle in Dulnain Road was broken into and a CD multi-changer stolen.

Two vehicles were stolen, a motor cycle in Lang Stracht and a car in Lewis Drive.

CRIME IN KINGSWELLS Week commencing 02.08.2002

Overnight Saturday/Sunday an insecure car in Wellside Wynd was entered, a Filofax stolen (later recovered, but a credit card had been stolen.).

Overnight Sunday/Monday a handbag was stolen from an unlocked car in Broaddykes View. ALWAYS LOCK AND SECURE YOUR CAR AND REMOVE ALL VALUABLES.

CRIME IN KINGSWELLS Week commencing 02.08.2002

Overnight 24/25th items were stolen from an unlocked car in Coull Green and on Sunday a car in Migvie Grove was broken into.

CRIME IN KINGSWELLS Week commencing 26.07.2002

Overnight Wednesday/Thursday a car in Coull Green was broken into and CDs, an Ericsson mobile phone and a pair of sunspecs were stolen.

GARDEN SHED INITIATIVE

As the summer approaches, we've arranged to host a display of simple, inexpensive security products to enhance the security of your shed/outhouse.

Between 1-4pm on Friday 31 May 2002, our display will be at Homebase, Bridge of Don and also during those hours on Sunday 9 June and Thursday 13 June.

Come along, pick up a free leaflet, look at the display, buy a few items and reduce the risk of finding your own shed listed as part of the weekly bulletin!

NEW INFORMATION CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE:

Please be aware that housebreakers sometimes choose to break into a house if there is no car in the driveway.

If away for the whole day, a weekend or when on holiday, why not ask a neighbour, if they have a second car in the household, to park their spare car, temporarily, on your driveway, in an effort to confuse the housebreaker.

Also they target houses which appears to be in darkness, have no lighting at the rear of their property or do not have alarms fitted.

See below for suitable recommendations.

They may choose to target the elderly or vulnerable &endash; please be a good neighbour and check on these types of neighbours and make them aware of basic Crime Prevention advice and to be wary of opening the doors to strangers &endash; advise them &endash; IF IN DOUBT, KEEP THEM OUT!

Please remind your neighbours of the basics of Crime Prevention Advice &endash; i.e. do not leave belongings on view inside motor vehicles, remove CD player fascias from the vehicle, do not leave them in the glove box or boot of the car.

Do not leave house doors or shed and garage doors insecure, both during the day and overnight.

Please remember to fit and use timer switches for lights inside your home. If you are out for the evening, think about improving the lighting around the outside of your house too, in an effort to prevent crimes happening to your property and those of the neighbours around you.

Consider fitting an alarm to your house as an additional line of defence against a break in to your home.

Be mindful of never leaving your handbag or jacket, containing your wallet, unattended, at work, in the shops, or in your car.

Never have your PIN Number written down, somewhere it can be readily accessed, if your purse or wallet is stolen.

GRAMPIAN POLICE &endash; ADVICE RE BOGUS CALLERS

As a result of recent incidents, in the Bucksburn Local Command Area, involving persons calling at the doors of elderly people, giving various stories, as a means of gaining entry to their homes and thereafter robbing them.

The incidents have happened in Clifton Road and Great Northern Road, but obviously any area could be targeted.

One incident involved a male, female and small child, calling at a house on the pretext the child needed its nappy changing.

The other involved 2 males asking for a container of water for gardening.

Grampian Police would like to issue the following Crime Prevention advice to elderly, vulnerable persons and asks that your staff / volunteers who deal with the elderly, make them aware of this advice, in an effort to prevent any other elderly person from becoming a victim.

CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE

  • Always be on your guard when an unknown person calls at your door.
  • Never leave them on alone at the door, they may simply reach in and steal your purse, handbag, wallet etc
  • If you feel it is necessary to help them, call a neighbour or friend before allowing them into your home, if you must.
  • If in doubt, keep them out!
  • Phone the Police on 386000 or 999 if an emergency.

PC CHRISTA REID - CRIME PREVENTION UNIT - BUCKSBURN POLICE OFFICE - TEL 386875. (Posted 8.4.2002)

MASTRICK &endash; INCLUDING KINGSWELLS weeking ending 19th April 2002

Overnight Tuesday/Wednesday a house in Gairnshiel Place was broken into and sundry papers were stolen.

Overnight Friday/Saturday a house in Craigendarroch Road was broken into and a small sum of cash stolen.

On Monday a car in Edmond Gardens was broken into and a Tool Bag and a Detector Unit stolen.

There was also a break in to licensed premises on Skene Road and cash stolen.

KINGSWELLS Week ending 29th March 2002

Between 17/23rd an insecure garage at Kingswells House was entered and a chain saw, hedge trimmer and a circular saw stolen.

Please lock and secure your garages and sheds and fit good quality padlocks to sheds, or consider fitting a shed alarm.

MASTRICK AREA (INCLUDING KINGSWELLS) Week ending 15th February 2002

During the last week there were several break ins to cars at Sheddocksley Sports Centre, Springhill Rd, Strathmore Drive, Hillswick Walk and Road.

The majority of items stolen were small items, egg sunspecs, loose change etc.

DO NOT LEAVE VALUEABLES ON DISPLAY IN YOUR CAR.

Summerhill/Woodend

Two cars broken into &endash; Woodend Crescent and Bressay Brae.

DO NOT LEAVE VALUEABLES ON DISPLAY IN YOUR CAR

MASTRICK AREA (INCLUDING KINGSWELLS) Week ending 15th February 2002

Between 9/11th a house garage and shed were broken into in Provost Fraser Drive and a B&Q Garden Vacuum, Strimmer, Prochem Damp Water Probe, Prochem Carpet Extractor and other power tools stolen.

A car in Cummingspark Circle was broken into overnight 10/11th and a Pioneer CD system stolen.

On 12th inst a shed in Moir Drive was broken into and another one in Provost Fraser Drive and several sets of Ping Golf Clubs, a selection of Bosch power tools, and a battery powered, 2 wheeled Action Man bicycle stolen.

On 14th a house in Strachan Pl was broken into and a handbag and contents stolen.

Also a car in North Anderson Drive broken into and CD player stolen.

Also a house in Heatheryfold Circle was broken into and 6 Doulton and Lladro figurines stolen, a heavy 9ct gold charm bracelet and a quantity of other jewellery stolen.

ENSURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE LOCKS ON GARAGES AND SHEDS FITTED.

CONSIDER FITTING A SMALL AUDIBLE CONTACT ALARM, IF NECESSARY.

PADLOCK TOGETHER EXPENSIVE GARDEN EQUIPMENT, BICYCLES ETC TOGETHER WITH A HEAVY CHAIN AND PADLOCK TO THE STRUCTURE OF THE GARAGE OR SHED.

PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS PERSONS SEEN HANGING ABOUT YOUR AREA.

Please be aware of an increase in the number of cars being broken into within the Sheddocksley area over the last week.

Streets affected include Lerwick Rd, Taransay Rd, Mull Way, Tay Rd, Hillswick Rd, Sheddocksley Rd and the Sports Centre on Springhill Rd.

The majority of thefts are for car CD players, but many personal items from the cars are also being stolen.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES ON DISPLAY IN YOUR CAR.

PLACE THEM IN THE BOOT OR REMOVE THEM ALTOGETHER.

IF YOU HAVE AN ALARM, PLEASE ACTIVATE IT, EVEN IF YOU'RE ONLY PARKING YOUR CAR FOR A SHORT TIME.

PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS PERSONS TO THE POLICE ON 386000.

MASTRICK AREA (INCLUDING KINGSWELLS) Week ending 11th January 2002

Over the Festive Period a house in Tay Road was broken into and a TV/Video stolen.

During this week, 2 x HBs to sheds were done in Mastrick Road and to a garage in Corndavon Terrace, where power tools were stolen.

Remember to fit a good quality lock, as well as a padlock to your shed and consider fastening expensive items/tools/bikes etc with a length of sturdy chain and a heavy padlock, to prevent them being stolen.

Between 2/4th a house in Kingswood Drive was broken into and computer equipment and suitcases were stolen.

Police are following a positive line of enquiry in this case.


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The police have kindly added the Kingswells web site to their emailing list. So each week there should be a new crime up-date.
I am hoping in the near future the local community police officer will also contribute to the web site.



 

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