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Recent crime locally
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 17 November.

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 required.

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 police service.
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 Spalding.
Community Sergeant, Kinross-shire: Sgt William Hughes.

Community Watch
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Crime Stoppers – Telephone 0800 555 111
This is a free phone number (unless you are using a mobile phone), 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.