Crime Scotland – September 16


Central Scotland Police

BOGUS workmen targeted an elderly woman living in the Grangemouth area by claiming to be council workers.

The Geordie man, believed to be in his 30s, arrived at the house at around 11.30pm this morning (Fri) and told the woman he was there to check the water supply.

While she was distracted, other people snuck in and searched through her house.The resident describet the man as being around 5’6″ in height and of slim build.

He had short, dark (possibly black hair) which was short at the sides and longer on top. He was clean shaven with a normal complexion wearing a denim jacket which was opened and had a blue and white t-shirt underneath. He was also wearing jeans.

DESPERATE thieves have stolen a portable toilet from a council yard in Stirling.

Grampian Police

POLICE are investigating the theft of lead in the Torry area of Aberdeen.

The theft occurred between 2.30pm on Friday, August 26 and 2.30pm on Friday, September 2 from Torry Library, Victoria Road, Aberdeen.  Lead valued at a three figure sum was stolen.

Northern Constabulary

Police are investigating whether the deaths are due to ecstasy

A MAN has died following an incident at a house the Raigmore area of Inverness last night (Thurs).

Police and emergency services called at 6.25pm following reports of a man requiring medical assistance.

A 20-year-old man was taken by road ambulance to Raigmore Hospital for treatment, but passed away at around 19:48. A second man is in a serious condition at Raigmore Hospital in connection with this incident.

Enquiries are ongoing into circumstances surrounding the death and the second man’s admission to hospital. However, one possible line of enquiry is that the death may be drugs related.

A drug possibly involved may be an ecstasy type of tablet, which is bluey/green in colour and has the letters E=MC2 inscribed on it, sometimes referred to as “Einsteins”.

Police are working closely with colleagues in NHS Highland regarding the incident.

A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Strathclyde Police

POLICE have moved to quash rumours of a child being abducted in the Cadder area of East Dunbartonshire.

Rumours had been circulating on the internet but police confirmed they have not received any reports of a missing child.

They advise any member of the public with concerns to contact their local police office

Tayside Police

POLICE in Tayside are looking for a man who ran away from hospital.


A WHITE Ford Transit van has been stolen from a Dundee street.

The vehicle was taken from Bank Mill Road sometime between 8am on Monday, September 12 and 9.20am on Tuesday, September 13.

When stolen the van bore the registration Y822 CGE.


OFFICERS are investigating reports of a man acting suspiciously in the Stobswell area of Dundee on Wednesday, September 14.

A woman was approached by two teenage girls who said they believed a man might be following them, as they walked from the Stobswell area and northwards up Pitkerro Road, at about 9.15pm

The woman then saw the man, who is described as being in his early to mid 40s, five feet nine inches tall and stocky. He was bald and had protruding eyes and wore dark clothing. The man was seen to go into Baxter Park via Wortley Place briefly and was last seen heading north in Pitkerro Road.

Officers are keen to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident as and, as well as tracing the man, they are appealing for the two girls to come forward. Both are thought to be aged about 14, one hard dark hair, the other was blonde.

A BMX bike has been stolen from a garden shed in Lowson Avenue in Forfar.

The black BMX with purple handlebars and white forks was taken some time between 9.05pm and 9.15pm on Tuesday, September 13. A group of about six youths, possibly with torches, were seen in the area at the time.