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Perth & Kinross Local Area Commander’s Bulletin


Dear Resident

 

The weekly Local Commander's Bulletin for Perth & Kinross is provided below.

Kind regards,

Michele                                     

                                                         

 

Perth & Kinross Local Area Commander’s Bulletin

 

Wednesday 17th January 2024

 

Keep your Garden and Outbuildings Secure

In recent weeks there has been an increase of thefts from Garages, sheds, outbuildings and within the garden feature across Perth and Kinross.  A number of these thefts could be prevented by adopting simple steps to secure gardens, sheds and garages -

 

What can I do to stop thieves entering and stealing from my garden?

  • Keep hedges, walls and fences low at the front of the property – to a maximum of 1.2 metres high and in a good state of repair to allow natural surveillance and make it hard for an intruder to work unseen.  Prevent easy access to the back and sides by installing locked gates.  Rear fences and walls should be a minimum 1.8 to 2 metres in height. Trellis topping or an intruder deterrent strip should also be considered to make climbing difficult.
  • Security lighting around your property will act as a deterrent. Dusk to dawn low voltage LED lighting is cost effective to both install and run.
  • Make sure bins are located in an area which doesn’t allow them to be easily used as a step to climb over fences / walls or access windows.
  • Lock away any garden implements, furniture or tools in a secure shed, garage or outside store.  They may not only be an attractive target for theft, but also items such as ladders which are useful for breaking into your home.
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    What can I do to protect property in my shed and garage?

  • Photograph valuable items of garden furniture and / or garden tools.  Note and keep a record of make, model, colour and serial numbers and use a UV pen or similar to security mark them with your house number and postcode.
  • You may wish to use a chain or other device to lock garden tools and furniture together to the structure which will make them harder to remove.
  • Fit a good quality hasp and padlock to the door, fitted with dome headed or non-returnable screws to prevent tampering. Appropriate products that are approved as ‘Sold Secure’ or ‘Secured by Design’ should be considered. For more information visit www.securedbydesign.com
  • Secure windows and don’t give intruders the opportunity to see inside.  Depending on the type of window, you could consider fitting internal window grills, heavy wire mesh or reinforced glass.  You could also use curtains or opaque film.  If the window opens, a window lock should be fitted.
  • If you have an intruder alarm, consider extending it to cover sheds, garages and outbuildings and ensure that there is a visible external sounder box.
  • If you do not have a secure shed then bring items inside – don’t leave them lying out.
  • If your garage adjoins your home and there is a through door, keep it locked.

     

     

    UPDATES

    A 38 year old man was arrested and charged for possession of an offensive weapon and Class A drugs in Couper Angus Road, Blairgowrie on Friday 12th January.

    A 17 year old man was arrested and charged for possession of an offensive weapon and also a number of driving offences in Moulin Crescent, Perth on Saturday 13th January.

    A 19 year old man was arrested and charged for vandalism on Hospital Street, Perth on Saturday 13th January.

    A 44 year old man was arrested and charged for possession of a bladed article/Knife at Brora Court Perth on Sunday 14th January.

    A 72 year old man was arrested and charged for drink driving on the B8062, Auchterarder on Monday 15th January.

    During the last week 3 drivers have been found to be without insurance.

     

    RECENT INCIDENTS

    On Thursday 11th January, an unknown male has caused damage to a fire exit door at Morrison’s supermarket, Perth. (CR/15967/24)

    Between 10pm on Thursday 11th and 1.30am Friday 12th January, a Black Ford Fiesta was stolen from Sandilands Grove, Abernethy. (CR/13647/24)

    Between 1pm Friday 12th and 2.30pm Sunday 14th January, a Black Honda Motorcycle was stolen from Kinnoul Causeway, Perth. (CR/18002/24)

    Between 5.30pm on Sunday 14th and 8am Monday 15th January, a quantity of money was stolen from Jamesfield Farm Shop, Abernethy. (CR/17335/24)

    Between Saturday 13th and Tuesday 16th a Black Ford Fiesta was stolen from Rannoch Place, Perth. (CR/19045/24)

     

    Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

     

    Regards,

     

    Stephen Gray        

    Service Delivery Inspector

    Perth and Kinross

     

    FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERNET LINKS

    As we receive reports of crime, the information is shared on https://www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk/

    I would encourage you to sign up for notifications.

     

    Guidance on how to protect your property is available via Community Watch as well as on the Police Scotland Website, just click or copy and paste the following link:-

    https://www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/

     

    Keep up to date with everything we are doing and all appeals by visiting the following sites:-

    https://twitter.com/policescotland

    https://www.facebook.com/PoliceScotland

    http://www.scotland.police.uk/

    http://www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk

     

    Your Community Policing Teams

     

    Locality Inspectors

    PERTH CITY CENTRE

    PI James Longden

     

    PERTH CITY NORTH

    PI Aartie Sharma

     

    PERTH CITY SOUTH

    PI Kristopher McCall

    NORTH

    PI Ashley Wallace

     

    Blairgowrie & Glens

    Highland

    Strathtay

    Strathmore

    Carse of Gowrie

    SOUTH

    PI David Rice

     

    Strathearn

    Strathallan

    Almond & Earn

    Kinross-shire

     

    If you wish to make contact with your local community officer please use the following e-mail addresses:

     

    Perth

    TaysidePerthCityCentreCPT@Scotland.police.uk

    TaysidePerthCityNorthCPT@Scotland.police.uk

    TaysidePerthCitySouthCPT@Scotland.police.uk

     

    North

    TaysideStrathmoreCPT@Scotland.police.uk

    TaysideBlairgowrieGlensCPT@Scotland.police.uk

    TaysideHighlandCPT@Scotland.police.uk

    TaysideStrathtayCPT@Scotland.police.uk

    TaysideCarseofGowrieCPT@Scotland.police.uk

     

    South

    TaysideKinross-shireCPT@scotland.police.uk

    TaysideStrathallanCPT@scotland.police.uk

    TaysideAlmondEarnCPT@scotland.police.uk

    TaysideStrathearnCPT@scotland.police.uk

     


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