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Police Report for May and June 2016

Police Report for May/June 2016

The statistics are for May/June 2016. The July statistics are not yet published available.

Pleasingly again there have been few recorded Police incidents of any note for the Maxton and Mertoun Community Council area since the date of the last Community Council meeting in May.

Two Community Wardens have been recruited for the Scottish Borders area in May and will now be addressing local concerns. An increase in fine from £40.00 to £80.00 for dog fouling has been adopted. Contacting the Dog Wardens would by made by telephoning SBC on 0300 100 1800.

The new public survey entitled ‘Your View Counts’ was launched on 7 April. Information on this can be found on the Police Scotland website. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. I would encourage all members of the public to participate in this, as it will help inform policing priorities throughout the country for the year ahead. The web address is <>

Speeding/Road Traffic
1 Road Check was carried out in the Area during May and June, 2016. 1 Driver-Vehicle ASBO warning was issued.

A complaint of speeding vehicles at Bemersyde has been received. The situation is now being monitored for consideration of enforcement speed checks.

Rural Thefts
No Rural Thefts have been recorded in the St Boswells/Maxton area

Youth antisocial behaviour
There have been no reported incidents of youth anti-social behaviour for St Boswells since the date of the last Community Council meeting in May.

There was 1 stop and search in the ward area resulting in a recovery of a small amount of controlled drugs (see incidents of note)

Incidents of note Maxton & Mertoun
18/06/16- a vehicle and its occupants were stopped and checked by Police in the Scotts View area and a small quantity of controlled drugs (cannabis) was found. An adult male has been charged and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

08/07/16- a single vehicle collision occurred on the B6404 east of St Boswells where an Adult male passenger within the vehicle sustained a serious but non- life threatening injury. The male driver of the vehicle failed the road side breath test and has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Crime Prevention
Police Scotland urge our communities to be vigilant to any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and call Police Scotland immediately on 101 or alternatively can call the Crimestoppers number anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Any members of our community wishing any additional crime prevention advice can do so by contacting their Community Beat Officer PC 3432 John Dawson at Selkirk Police Station on 101 or E-mail:

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Date: 18/07/2016