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Police News and Appeals

Robbery at Balado
Police Scotland is appealing for information after two men entered the home of a 76-year-old woman at Balado at 1.30pm on Wednesday 17 June and made off with personal belongings. The woman was shaken but unhurt.
One of the suspects is described as in his twenties, thin build, brown eyes, short brown hair with a goatee type beard, wearing a blue hooded top and blue jeans. The second suspect is described as being about 18 years of age, tanned complexion and wearing a grey/blue jersey top.
If anyone has information regarding this incident they should e-mail or telephone the local community policing team (see contact details, below right), or telephone Crime Stoppers.

Rural Thefts
Overnight on Friday 5 June a number of padlocks were cut and removed from the gates leading to a deer enclosure at New Fargie, near Glenfarg. This has resulted in seven deer going missing, apparently stolen. Anyone with any information into this crime is asked to phone Police Scotland on 101 quoting CR/14332/15.

A shed was broken into at Easter Balado Fisheries at the weekend of 6-7 June and electrical items including a generator, strimmer and outboard motor were stolen.
More tools, this time four electric drills, were stolen from a garage in Vicar’s Bridge Road, Blairingone overnight on Sunday 7 June.
Anyone with any information on these crimes should call Police Scotland on 101.

ATM Fraud
In the last issue we mentioned that skimming devices had been discovered at bank machines in the Perth & Kinross area. Good work by the Criminal Investigation Department saw three men appear in custody at Perth Sheriff Court on 11 June for various linked offences.

Don’t Spoil Summer
Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland (part of Transport Scotland) have launched their 2015 Summer Drink Drive campaign in support of Police Scotland’s Summer Safety Campaign.
Michael McDonnell, Director of Road Safety Scotland, said:
“Summer can be a time for getting together with friends and family, and many people go for a drink with colleagues after work on a sunny evening. Because this drinking is often unplanned, people may not have thought about the journey home.
“And many people don’t realise that just one drink can put them over the legal limit.
“Evidence shows that even one alcoholic drink before driving makes you three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident.
“It is estimated that one in eight deaths on Scottish roads involve drivers who are over the legal limit and, despite what many people think, eating food or a perceived alcohol tolerance don’t reduce its effects.
“Even a small amount impairs your judgement and reactions so, the best advice is just don’t risk it.”
There has been a 17% reduction in drink driving offences in Scotland in the period January to March 2015 compared to the same period last year. This follows the introduction of the lower drink drive limit on 5 December 2014.

Water Safety Warning
When the weather turns warmer it can be tempting to find somewhere nice to cool off. However, the temperature of our rivers and lochs remains very cold, with snowmelt still feeding some of our water systems. Every year there are serious incidents in Perth & Kinross related to water.

Crime Stoppers – Telephone 0800 555 111
This is a free phone number (unless you are using a mobile pone), which any member of the public can contact at any time if you have information relating to a criminal activity of any sort. It is, if you wish, confidential and you cannot be contacted if you choose to remain anonymous.

Police Scotland – local community Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community officers for Kinross-shire are:
PC Sadie Allan, PC Rhiannon Lorimer and
PC James Wilson.
Email: taysidekinrossshireCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk
Community Sergeant, Kinross-shire: Sgt Geoff Goodison.

Community Watch
Receive email alerts about criminal incidents in your area, crime prevention advice, flood alerts and much more by signing up to Perth and Kinross Community Watch. The range of information received can be tailored individually; each person signing up can choose which partner agencies they would like to receive messages from. Visit this website for more details: www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk