Police Report October 2016

For the period of 17/08/2016-17/09/2016 there were 32 Recorded crimes this is down from 67 the same period last year.

For housebreakings, there were 3 for the last month compared with 5 in this period last year.

Thefts are down from 25 to 6 this year

Assaults down from 2 to 1.

Points The Police would like to bring to the communities attention:

Officers are continuing with a local speed check campaign. Targeting busy routes within the area that the community have raised concerns about. Currently St Johns Road and Balgreen Road are being targeted amongst others.

We have seen a few incidents of bogus workmen in the area known as ‘Door step Crime’ Doorstep crime includes bogus callers and rogue traders or workmen. They take advantage of the trust and goodwill of householders and invariably target the elderly or more vulnerable members of the community. This type of crime and its associated activity can have a devastating affect on individuals and families, financial and otherwise, yet many incidents go unreported. It’s not unheard of that victims wrongly believe they have been caught out by their own gullibility and won’t report a crime. Their victims aren’t gullible, but sadly just too trusting.

If you could all look out for your vulnerable neighbours and please follow (and pass on) this advice.

If someone calls claiming to be a workman of any description, demand to see their identification – genuine workmen will not object and should have appropriate ID. In some circumstances it may be wise to make them wait outside and contact the company or organisation they claim to be with for verification. Bogus callers tend to be plausible. It’s not surprising as they have prepared for the encounter and their aim is to gain entry under false pretences. Do not be put off by the prepared patter. If, for whatever reason, your suspicions are not satisfied, do not let that caller in. Shut the door and call the police. 101 or in an emergency 999.

It is always recommended to us the Edinburgh Trusted Trader Scheme when searching for Tradesmen.

Lastly as we are in the run up to Bonfire night could everyone please be on the look any build-up of materials for use in bonfires. If any are found this can be reported to the council on 0131 200 2000 and they will uplift the materials.

As ever we would recommend as a first port of call with any questions to the police to visit this website which has a wealth of information that can point you in the right direction.



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