Police Report November 2016

There were 46 recorded crimes for the area during the period 20/10/16 – 16/11/16 of which 20 were solved and reports have been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.  Enquiries are continuing to identify suspects for the unsolved crimes.


For housebreakings, there were 5 to dwellings in the last month.

We saw a number of small thefts of wood on the lead up to bonfire night and Bon Fire night passed without major incident.

Road Traffic

Areas targeted.

Clermiston Road and St Johns Road Junction for Red light offenders causing a danger to the pedestrian crossing.

Saughton Road North – parking within the area of a pedestrian Crossing. A number of tickets have been issued.

Speed Checks Balgreen Road & Saughtonhall Drive.

Ongoing campaign to target Anti – Social Youth Problems at Mcdonalds and Tescos.

Police Scotland have launched our festive Safety campaign, please take a chance to read and pass on the tips to friends and family.

Home Safety

Thieves know that over Christmas there will be high value presents and maybe more cash in your house than normal. Keep your home secure – lock all windows and doors, don’t leave gifts in view of the windows and keep cash in your home to a minimum.


If you’re going away for Christmas, keep your home secure. Lock all windows and doors, set your house alarm if you have one, use timers on lights, cancel any deliveries and ask a neighbour or friend you trust to keep an eye out while you’re away.


If you’re having a house party with lots of guests, it can be all too easy for a thief to slip in unnoticed. Make sure you know everyone who is there. If you’re going to a party, don’t let anyone tailgate you into a house or through a controlled entry door by assuming they’re a guest.


Protect any gifts you’ve bought for your friends and family. Get them to register mobiles, tablets, laptops and cameras at www.immobilise.com. Don’t give them a good quality bike without giving them a good quality lock, and register bikes at www.BikeRegister.com.

Party Safe

Plan your Christmas night out – charge your mobile, remember to take it with you and think about how you’ll get home.


Don’t leave drinks unattended, be sensible about what you drink and pace yourself. A drunk person is a far easier target for a criminal.


Don’t use drugs or New Psychoactive Substances, sometimes misleadingly called legal highs. Legal doesn’t mean safe – they can contain toxic and harmful chemicals. Why risk your life?


Stick with friends – don’t leave nights out on your own or with strangers.


Stay safe on your journey home – never take isolated short cuts. Keep to busy areas and on public transport, sit where there are lots of other people. If you’re using a taxi, make sure it’s licenced.

Shop Safe

Use cash machines in well lit, non-secluded areas and stay alert. Check the machine hasn‟t been tampered with, hide your PIN, beware of who’s behind you and keep your cash out of view.


When you’re out Christmas shopping, you might not realise how much all the presents you‟re carrying around with you are worth – look after your shopping bags and don‟t leave them out your view.


If you’re driving to the shops, park your car in a busy, well-lit area. Don’t keep any presents you’ve bought in the car for longer than you have to and always keep them out of view.


Ensure your bag is closed and your purse or wallet is not easily accessible when not being used.

Online Safety

Think before you post photos of your Christmas night out online. What may seem funny in private could embarrass or humiliate someone in public. If in doubt, don’t click!


When shopping online, make sure your web browser and internet security is up to date. Check the website payment page is secure and look for the padlock in the address line before you enter any card details.


If you’re buying your child a mobile or tablet for Christmas, think about how you can keep them safe online.


If you’ll be away from home over Christmas or even just out and about, be careful about what you say on social networking sites – don’t let thieves know your house will be empty.


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


If anyone would like their Bike marked, it can be done at Corstorphine Police Station.

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