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Fuel was stolen from a vehicle at the G S Brown site in Kinross
over the weekend of 13-14 November 2015.
An attempt was made to break into Kinross Stamp Shop overnight on
Wednesday 11 November.
Two Land Rovers and a quad bike were stolen from Scotlandwell overnight
from Monday 16 November to Tuesday 17 November. Two of these vehicles
have been recovered and enquiry is under way to identify those responsible.
A house in Crook of Devon was broken into during the day on Tuesday
A generator was stolen from a farm at Drunzie, Glenfarg, between
2 and 3 December.
There was a theft from an insecure vehicle in McWilliam Place, Kinross,
overnight on Thursday 10 December.
On the same night, a white Ford transit van was stolen from AJ Spence
Engineers, South Street, Milnathort. It was found the next day in
Stirling Road, Milnathort.
Another vehicle, a yellow van, was stolen from AJ Spence on Saturday
12 December. The vehicle was found the next night at Brunthill Haulage
Yard. There are three male suspects for this crime.
A cash box was stolen from commercial premises at Hepburn Motors,
Crook of Devon, in the early hours of Saturday 12 December.
A silver Ifor Williams trailer was stolen from a farm in Cleish
on the afternoon of Thursday 17 December.
The Scottish Gliding Union premises at Portmoak Airfeld, Scotlandwell,
were broken into overnight on Thursday 17 December.
Dobbies Garden Centre in Kinross was broken into between 1800 on
Friday 18 December and 0800 on Saturday 19 December and a large
quantity of candles stolen.
Two quad bikes were stolen from farms at Easter Balgedie between
Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 December. One is a green Yamaha Bruin
YFM 350 quad bike and the other is a dark blue, relatively new,
imported quad bike.
Fuel was stolen from a lorry parked at Brunthill Farm between Monday
28 December and Thursday 31 December.
In Cleish an Ifor Williams trailer was stolen from a yard between
midnight and 7am on Thursday 31 December.
A caterpillar machine parked at Chance Inn Farm had component parts
removed and stolen sometime between 4.15pm on Monday 4 January and
8am on 5 January 2016. This crime would take some hours to commit
and would require a large good vehicle to remove the parts.
A red Suzuki quad bike was stolen from a property situated on the
A91 between Yetts o’ Muckhart and Carnbo overnight on Thursday
14 January. Either a trailer or transit type van would have been
If anyone has information on any of the above crimes, please
contact the Police. (See Police Scotland – local community,
right, for details.)
It was announced on 21 January that a 28-year-old-man has been charged
in connection with a series of crimes committed at business premises
and farms throughout North East Fife in December and January. A
second man, aged 29, has also been reported to the Procurator Fiscal
in connection with these offences. Enquiries continue into any links
with similar crimes in Perth and Kinross.
Forensic Security Marking
Following a recent spike in the number of rural dishonesty thefts
of quad bikes, trailers and agricultural equipment in Perth and
Kinross and surrounding areas, Police Scotland urge those in the
more rural areas to be extra vigilant in looking out for suspicious
vehicles and persons as well as reviewing existing security measures.
One option is to forensically mark equipment vulnerable to theft.
These products are available from several companies, including SelectaDNA.
Property can be secured within seconds by simply brushing the solution
onto valuable goods. Once applied SelectaDNA dries hard and is virtually
impossible to remove. The tamper resistant warning stickers supplied
with each kit can then be applied, instantly making all marked property
too-hot-to-handle for would be thieves. The code from each batch
of SelectaDNA is then recorded on a secure database, creating an
instant link between any recovered items and their owners. As well
as the DNA identifier, the solution contains 1000s of tiny microdots,
each containing the database phone number and unique owner’s
code. This gives the Police the ability to positively ID a recovered
item on the spot. This product can be used on industrial machinery,
tools, motor vehicles, quad bikes and much more.
What are your priorities for your Police?
The Scottish Government has launched its broadest ever initiative
to gather views on what the people of Scotland would like from their
Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website:
Responses can be submitted until Friday 12 February and the results
of this first stage will be used to draft revised Strategic Police
Priorities which will then be the subject of a further consultation.
Police Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community officers for Kinross-shire:
PCs Rhiannon Lorimer, James Wilson, Douglas Stapleton and Atholl
Community Sergeant, Kinross-shire: Sgt William Hughes.
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