Police round-up for March

Police Scotland’s monthly report for the Kincardine and Mearns area in March has just been issued.


There has been an increase in the number of antisocial behaviour calls, with 91 incidents reported. Some 56 calls related to minor disturbances involving youths (congregating and some knocking on doors and windows, thereafter running away). There were also three incidents of wilful fire-raising within Auchenblae, at Blairs, a shopping trolley at Portlethen, and nine bales of hay at Fetteresso.

Anti-social behaviour in Portlethen

In response to a number of calls from concerned residents relating to anti-social behaviour by young people in Portlethen, officers from the Kincardine and Mearns community policing team, supported by local special constables have carried out dedicated plain clothes and high visibility patrols to tackle this problem.

The week-long operation saw officers engage with more than 35 young people in the Portlethen area. Four youths were also spoken to in front of their parents regarding their conduct.

Officers will continue to carry out high visibility patrols in the hot spot areas of Portlethen to provide reassurance to the community and take enforcement action against those found offending.


There were six assault crime files raised in March, which is an increase on the previous month. All are detected and reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

There was one serious assault reported which has also been detected and reported. The incident involved a fight whereby the complainer suffered a facial injury.


There were five thefts. All remain undetected and are still being investigated.

There have been two reports of theft by housebreaking. One being a commercial premises wherein power tools where stolen, and a domestic property where similarly, powered hand tools were stolen.


Drink/Drug Driving
No drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Dangerous Driving

There have been three reported incidents of dangerous driving, two of which are detected and will be reported. There is one outstanding and still being investigated.

Careless Driving

There have been two reported incidents. Both remain undetected at this time, and are under investigation.


One drug search warrant was executed, with a positive result leading to persons being reported in relation to possession of a controlled drug.


You can communicate with officers using any of the following:
 101 – Non emergency;
 Email – StonehavenLowerDeesideCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
 Twitter – @NorthEPolice
 Facebook – www.Facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision
 Web – www.scotland.police.uk
 999 – Emergency;
 0800 555 111 – Crimestoppers.

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