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Police in Dumfries and Galloway are appealing for witnesses to the following incidents

Following a review by Police Scotland they have currently ceased forwarding, to the D & G Neighbourhood watch web administrator, their local press releases related to crime matters.


WITNESS APPEAL
Police in Dumfries are investigating a number of thefts from cars in the Ashfield Drive, Portland Drive, Loch Road and Lochfield Road area of the town which have occurred on recent nights.
In total we are aware that 8 cars have been entered and had property removed.
If you think you may have had items stolen from your vehicle in recent days please contact Dumfries Police and quote reference number 0565 of 19 October 2020.
Furthermore, please make sure that you do not leave any items on view in your vehicle overnight and ensure that it is locked.
20.10.20
We're Appealing For Witnesses after fencing has been damaged to the BMX track at Douglas Park, Newton Stewart.
The damage has been caused within the last 2 weeks.
If you have any info that may help officers with enquiries, please call 101 & quote reference PDG0207751020.
We're appealing for witnesses after 2 vehicles were seen in suspicious circumstances around 11.30 pm last night (13th Oct) at a farm near Bankend, Dumfries.
One of the vehicles was a grey 53 plate van and the other was a grey Honda.
The vehicles drove off from the farm in the direction of Clarencefield.
If you have any information that may assist officers with their enquiries, we would like to hear from you. Please phone 101 and quote reference 3837 of 13th Oct.
ILLEGAL CRAYFISH NET KILLS OTTER IN DALRY
Police in Dalry are appealing for information after an adult otter was found dead on the Water of Ken last week.
The death was reported to police, after it was found by a fisherman just off Ayr Road, at around 8.15pm on Friday, 2 October.
The animal had been caught in a Fyke net, which appears to have been illegally set to catch crayfish in the river.
PC John Cowan, Wildlife Crime Liaison Officer, said: “The setting of any unlicensed crayfish trap in Scotland is strictly illegal and irresponsible. As we’ve seen in this sad case, it also puts other local wildlife at risk.
“These nets are not designed in a manner to stop other animals from entering, becoming trapped and drowning. This is not the first time that a local otter has died in such a way.
“We are appealing for anyone with information on the net to come forward and contact police on 101, quoting incident 3426 of 2 October.


Police are investigating the theft of 2 x vans plus a trailer carrying a mini digger from the Ruthwell area between 1700hrs and 2230 hrs on 01.10.20.

Please contact police if you have information regarding this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area around that time.

Please continue to be extra vigilant around your own properties and ensure all items are secure.

Please quote Police reference number PDG0197701020 with any information you may have.
*ATTEMPTED THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKING - STRANRAER *
Police are seeking assistance in relation to an Attempted Theft by Housebreaking at an address in McCormick Gardens in Stranraer.
The incident occurred around 00:15 hours this morning (30/09/2020).
If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time, please phone 101 quoting PDG0195760920
Please check any dashcam footage you may have, if you were driving in the area

*ATTEMPTED THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKING - MOUNT VERNON ROAD, STRANRAER *
Police are seeking assistance in relation to an Attempted Theft by Housebreaking at an address at Mount Vernon Road, Stranraer.
The incident occurred around 01:00 hours this morning (30/09/2020).
If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time, please phone 101 quoting PDG0196110920
Please check any dashcam footage you may have, if you were driving in the area

30.09.20
Police are aware of motorists being flagged down by persons in the Kirkpatrick Fleming, Eaglesfield and Gretna areas who are claiming that their car has broken down and subsequently asking for money.
Today officers have seized one of the vehicles suspected to be involved however a Blue Volkswagen Passat displaying a foreign registration plate remains outstanding.
If seen or if you have any information that may assist officers with their enquiries, please phone us on 101 quoting reference PDG0184840920
16.09.20
WITNESS APPEAL - COLVEND
Police in Dalbeattie are appealing for witnesses following a theft by housebreaking at Colvend
Shop, near Dalbeattie between 8:30pm on 11 September 2020 and 0630 am on 12 September 2020.
Entry was gained and alcohol, cigarettes and food items stolen.
The safe was also removed from the premises and was later found on the road between New Abbey and Beeswing.
We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who observed anything suspicious to get in touch. We are also appealing for anyone who may have dashcam footage to also get in touch on 101.
12.09.20
Witness Appeal - Housebreaking - Newbridge, Dumfries
We are appealing for witnesses after a property in Woodlands Cottages, Newbridge, Dumfries, was broken into around 2 am on Wednesday 26th August.
From initial enquiries it would appear 2 people have been involved and were dressed in dark clothing. The 2 people ran off in the direction of the river.
Investigating officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have saw or heard spmeone/persons acting suspiciously in the near and surrounding areas.
Additionally if you have CCTV or Dash Cam footage, please review them between 1 am and 3 am of 26th Aug and if the footage contains any form of suspicious activity, please phone us on 101 and quote reference 0192 of 26th August.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Witness Appeal – Theft – Gretna
We are appealing for witnesses after a report of a theft from a property in Torduff Road, Gretna around 01.25 am on Wednesday 19th August.
A male wearing a white t-shirt was observed leaving the rear of the property carrying a bag.
If you saw or heard anything suspicious, please phone us on 101 and quote reference PDG0160370820.
21.08.20
Witness Appeal - Theft by Housebreaking - Dumfries
 
We are appealing for witnesses after a property in Farnland Court, Newbridge, Dumfries, was broken into where several items were stolen from within.
 
The incident occurred between 11 pm on Thursday 13th August and 9 am on Saturday 15th August.
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious, please phone us on 101 and quote ref 1299 of 15th August.
 
Alternatively you can phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
18.08.20
 
Witness Appeal – Theft by Housebreaking – Dumfries
 
We are appealing for witnesses after a report of a theft by housebreaking to a property in Callum Drive, Summerpark, Dumfries that occurred around 10.15 pm last night.
 
It has been ascertained that 2 males were involved and they used a black saloon type car to enter and leave the Summerpark estate.
 
Officers are especially keen to speak to any residents that live in the immediate and surrounding areas that have CCTV or Dash Cam and are requesting any footage be reviewed from 9.30 pm onward.
 
Additionally, if you saw or heard anything suspicious, please phone us on 101 and quote reference PDG0156140820.
 
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
 


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