Crime Scotland – September 22

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DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY POLICE

TWO ducks have been stolen in a night time raid.

The birds were stolen from Barnhill Springs, Moffat, sometime between 9.30pm on Tuesday, September 20 and 7am on Wednesday, September 21.

 

A PROPERTY on Cove Place, Gretna had a window damaged sometime overnight between Tuesday, September 20 and 7am on Wednesday, September 21.

 

POLICE are seeking a driver who was seen driving erratically on the Dumfries bypass.

The dark coloured people carrier, possibly driven by a man aged 40 – 45 years old, caused several cars to swerve to avoid him on a stretch of road between the Bloomfield and Glasgow Road roundabouts.

The vehicle was last seen heading towards Locharbriggs at around 6.15pm.

GRAMPIAN POLICE

OFFICE equipment worth tens of thousands of pounds has been stolen from Aberdeen.

The items were inside two shipping containers, which were loaded on the back of a flatbed lorry.

Thieves took the vehicle from Greenbank road sometime between Saturday morning and Tuesday.

Investigating Officer PC Steve said, “We are keen to speak to anyone that may have any information regarding the whereabouts of the trailer, containers or contents. Likewise we would be keen to hear from anyone who has been offered a quantity of office equipment.”


POLICE are searching for prescription drugs lost on a street in Elgin.

The anti-psychotic and sedative tablets went missing at around 11am yesterday (wed) on the town’s High Street.

Police say the medication, Olanzapine and Diazepam, are potentially harmful to someone they have not been prescribed for and urge anyone finding the drugs to hand them in.

 

POLICE are searching for a tanker which was stolen from Inverurie at the weekend.

The vehicle was taken from an industrial yard in the Keithhall Road area of the town at around 7pm last Friday.

Police tracked the vehicle through Inverurie and Port Elphinstone and onwards towards Aberdeen but are unaware of its current location.

The vehicle is white in colour and is distinctive due to its large size.

Grampian Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the tanker at that time or who saw any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area.

 

A MAN has been assaulted on a disused railway line.

Four men attacked the 24-year-old victim, leaving him with cuts to his head.

The incident occurred between 5pm and 5:45pm on Tuesday, September 20 on the Old Railway Line near to the where the Copper Beach licensed premises used to stand.

 

POLICE are investigating a house breaking which occurred between 4.45pm and 8.30 pm on Tuesday, September 20 on High Street, Fraserburgh.

During the incident a window was damaged but nothing was stolen.

 

A GREEN Peugeot 206 was stolen from a farm near Fettercairn.

The car was taken at around 3pm yesterday (wed) from a farm cottage near Balbegno, Fettercairn.

It was later found abandoned on the B966 near to Balbegno Castle.

Grampian Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area or passing the area at the time.

 

A CAR and a motorcycle have collided on a country road.

 

A NEW initiative aimed at reducing the number of young people committing crimes throughout Aberdeen has seen a 23% reduction in young people committing offences and led to a 40% reduction in the number of cases being referred to the Children’s Reporter.

LOTHIAN AND BORDERS POLICE

POLICE searching for a missing Wick man believe he could have travelled to Edinburgh.

NORTHERN CONSTABULARY

POLICE in Shetland have seized more that £4000 of heroin.


POLICE are seeking an elderly couple who may have helped a woman after she was assaulted.

They believe the pair may have taken the injured woman to an address in Portland Place, Inverness.

The woman was allegedly assaulted in the Blackbridge area of Inverness sometime between Thursday, September 15 and Friday,  September 16.

The injured female was wearing a blue shirt, black jumper and dark trousers .

Police are keen to trace anyone who may have witnessed the incident and in particular an elderly couple who are believed to have provided assistance to the woman.

 

A CYCLIST who died in a Highland road accident has been named as Elaine Dunne.

MS Dunne, who was 30 years old and from Leicester, was fatally injured in the accident on the A99 road.

A male cyclist involved in the collision remains in a serious condition.

STRATHCLYDE POLICE

A WOMAN has been robbed and sexually assaulted in a Glasgow park.


THREE masked men stole hundreds of pounds after robbing a supermarket at knifepoint.

Two staff members were unloading goods at the back entrance of a Glasgow Farmfoods when the men entered and demanded they open the safe.

They made off towards the Kirkton flats

The incident happened at around 8am yesterday (wed) on Anniesland Road, Knightswood.

Shop staff were left uninjured but extremely distressed.

The suspects are described as being between 18 and 23, all three wore black balaclavas and the man brandishing the knife spoke with an English accent.

Detective Sergeant Charlie Craig, at Drumchapel Police Office, would like to speak to anyone who has any information that could assist him in identifying the suspects who carried out this robbery. He would like to speak to anyone who may have seen them hanging around outside the shop prior to the robbery taking place or anyone who may have seen them running towards the Kirkton Flats.


TAYSIDE POLICE

A VIOLENT convict who failed to return to prison is being hunted by police

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