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Recent Local Crime

Between Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July, a downpipe was damaged at Swansacre Playgroup, Swansacre, Kinross. Ref no CR/20159/16.

Between 5pm and 9pm on Thursday 11 August, the perimeter fencing to the Sluice House, Loch Leven, Kinross, which restricts the public access to the pier area, was cut and removed.

If you have information on the above, please contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Police News

New Safety Camera Motorcycle Launched
A new safety camera motorcycle which can be used across the country is being launched by The Scottish Safety Camera Programme.
The motorcycle will supplement and enhance the mobile fleets as its compact nature will allow it to attend at locations previously unavailable to the current fleet of camera vans.

Police Advice – Quad Bike Security

In July there were a number of quad bike thefts in Tayside and Fife.
If you own a quad bike, you should take steps to make them as secure as you can. Here are a few simple tips:
• If your bike is stored in a shed or building, do not leave the door open during the day. You do not know who may be looking around your farm when you are not there.
• Security mark your bike with SelectaDNA and advertise this with prominent signage around the farm.
• Buy a substantial chain and use it to attach your bike to other plant or to the building or floor.
• Use a ground anchor set in concrete and chain your bike to it.
• Purchase a padlock alarm and fit this to the chain.
• Park larger plant or other machinery so that it restricts access to quad bikes.
Perth Police Station may still have some SelectaDNA kits for sale at just £20 per kit. (RRP £59.50).

Action Fraud Advice – Non-existent Drones

Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise non-existent drones of various specifications for competitive prices.
Drones are personal flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or hand-held controllers. Fraudsters are capitalising on their recent popularity and advertising non-existent drones at a lower value than their recommended retail price to tempt buyers.
After victims agree to purchase the drone, the fraudsters request payment to be paid via bank transfer saying that it will quicken the delivery process. After transferring the money, the buyers never receive the drone and the fraudster blocks the victim to prevent further conversation.
• Avoid paying by bank transfer. Use an online payment option such as PayPal, which helps to protect you.
• Check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller.
• Consider whether this is too good to be true.
If you have been affected by this or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Police Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community Sergeant: Sgt Grant Letham
Email: taysidekinross-shireCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Ways of following the Police:
twitter.com/policescotland
www.facebook.com/PoliceScotland
www.scotland.police.uk

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

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 Survey

Police Scotland consults with the public every year on what their priorities are for policing in their community. In 2016 the consultation process is online and will be open all year. Take the survey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8LMB9WX