We are however in the meantime listing below various Constabulary media releases and reports on crime matters from other sources
We are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a caravan from Moffat. Sometime between 2.30pm and 5pm on Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 a cream and grey coloured Fendt make caravan was stolen from the Hammerlands Caravan Park at Moffat. The caravan is 30' long and has a double axle. It is valued at around £15,000.
Constable Theresa Rankine at Lockerbie said: "This caravan was stolen from the caravan site while the occupants were away for the day. We are appealing to anyone who may have been around the Moffat area on Tuesday to call us if they have seen this caravan being towed. There are not many caravans on the road at this time of year so we are hoping that a sighting of this one might have caused comment. We think that the caravan was spotted being towed out of Moffat around 3.05pm on Tuesday on the A701, near the Benmar Garage, and was being towed by a grey coloured 4 x 4 vehicle. Anyone who has any information which might help in this inquiry is asked to call us on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 2761 3 December 2019. Anyone who wishes to pass on any information and remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
Break Ins to Sheds - Dumfries
Police in Dumfries are responding to a number of reports of sheds and out buildings having been broken into within the Lochside area of Dumfries overnight.
We are following a positive line of enquiry in relation to these, however if you have any information that would assist then please contact us on 101
We are appealing for help in an investigation into a break-in at a house in Annan over the weekend. Sometime between 10.30 am on Saturday, 30 November, and 9.40pm on Monday, 2 December, 2019 a house in Albert Place was broken into and a large quantity of property stolen. The property stolen includes a bike, two very large televisions, a laptop computer, an X-box and games, Christmas presents, hand bags and jewellery. The value of the stolen property is expected to run into thousands of pounds.
Constable Loreto Burke at Annan said: "Because of the quantity of property stolen from this house those responsible must have been there for quite a while, and are likely to have needed a vehicle to remove the property. We are currently carrying out door to door enquiries in the area. I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the Albert Place or Alexandra Place area over this period to get in touch with us if they saw or heard anything suspicious. I would also be keen to hear about any vehicles which were seen in the area, or parked in the area, over the weekend which may have seemed suspicious. Callers can contact us at Annan on the 101 number and should use the reference number 3655 2 December 2019."
We are appealing for help in an investigation into a break-in to a house in Stranraer. Sometime between Wednesday, 27 November, and Friday, 29 November, 2019 a house in Thorney Way in Stranraer was broken into. Jewellery including watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets and cash and vouchers have all been stolen in the raid. The value of the property stolen is in excess of £4000.
Constable Sheila Muirhead at Stranraer said: "We are carrying out door to door inquiries in the surrounding area and will be reviewing any CCTV footage available. I would ask that anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in this Thorney Way area gets in touch with us at Stranraer Police Station on the 101 number. Callers should quote the reference number 1229 29 November 2019 when calling in."
We are investigating the theft of a pick-up from Dalbeattie sometime overnight Wednesday/Thursday. Between 4.30pm on Wednesday 27 November and 7.5am on Thursday 28 November a Ford Transit pick-up was stolen from Biggars Mill Industrial Estate in Dalbeattie. The pick-up has the registration number PX 14 RXC and has Paterson Landscaping written on the bonnet and sides. It is valued at around £14,000.
Constable Tamsin Tyeson at Dalbeattie said: "We want to hear from anyone who may have seen this pick-up on Wednesday night or in the early hours of Thursday morning. We also want to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area of Biggars Mill on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Anyone with any information which might help in this investigation is asked to call us on the 101 number, quoting the reference 0620 28 November 2019."
Police are investigating a Theft by Housebreaking that occurred in the Leafield area of Stranraer between 06:30am and 07:30 am today (25/11).
A number of items of jewellery have been stolen from the property.
If you have any information please phone 101 quoting 0545 of todays date.
Police in Lockerbie are advising extra vigilance following the theft of a pickup from farm premises near to Lockerbie.
The thieves have entered the unlocked farmhouse whilst the family were within and taken the true key from a hook near to the door.
The pickup was abandoned a short distance away and those responsible left in a dark coloured pickup, partial registration NU56.
Would anyone with information please contact Lockerbie Police quoting PDG0252271119.
Police are seeking assistance in relation to a theft from a touring caravan, parked in Agnew Crescent, Stranraer.
The security of the caravan has been overcome by smashing a window and items have been stolen from within.
The incident has occurred between 15 November and 22 November 2019.
If you have any information please phone 101 quoting PDG0253371119.
Police are investigating damage to a static caravan at Maryport Caravan Park, Drummore.
The incident took place sometime between September 2019 and 22 November 2019.
If you have any information, please phone 101 quoting PDG0253371119.
Police are investigating a vandalism to a white Vauxhall Corsa parked in St Ninians Avenue area of Stranraer, during the early hours of Friday 22 November 2019.
If you have any information please phone 101 quoting PDG0253371119.
THEFTS FROM VEHICLES - SANQUHAR
Police in Sanquhar have been made aware that a number of vehicles, specifically vans have been targeted overnight between yesterday (Thursday, 14 November) and today (Friday, 15 November) and a quantity of tools have been stolen from within.
Police Constable Chris Kemp, of Sanquhar Police Station, said: “We are currently investigating the incidents and we ask that members of the public, particularly tradesmen, check their vans and contact police if they believe to have been the victim of a crime.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting incident number 0973 of 15 November. Alternatively an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
HIGH-VALUE HOUSEBREAKING – DUMFRIES
Police are appealing for information following a housebreaking at an industrial estate in Dumfries.
Between 5pm on Thursday 14 November and 6am on Friday 15 November 2019, equipment worth a figure sum of money was stolen from Browns Pressure Washers, Lochside Industrial Estate, Irongray Road, Dumfries.
Constable Kelly Douglas, Dumfries Police Office, said:
“We are currently checking CCTV and making enquiries with local businesses but would also wish to alert members of the public to the theft. If you are approached to buy this type of equipment and have any doubts where it comes from, then please contact police.
“The equipment is bulky and the thieves would require to use a vehicle, possibly a van, to get away with the haul.
“If you have any information that will assist officers with their investigation, then please contact Dumfries Police Station via 101. Quote reference number 0429 of 15 November 2019 when calling. Details can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
We are investigating the theft of a large quantity of electrical cable from the Locharbriggs Quarry site near Dumfries. Sometime overnight Monday 28/Tuesday 29 October 2019 the quarry was entered and the cable stolen. The value of the cable, which is four core armoured electrical cable is around £8000 and is the property of Tilhill Forestry.
Constable Dale McEwan said "we are seeking assistance from the public to help us in this inquiry. Anyone who may have been on the A701 road which runs past the quarry late on Monday evening or early on Tuesday morning is asked to call us on the 101 number if they saw or heard anything suspicious. We are particularly keen to hear about any suspicious vehicles movement over this time near the quarry entrance. Callers should quote the reference number 0743 29/10."
A dark grey coloured Toyota Hilux was stolen from Capplegill near Moffat in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The registration number is PY 64 KKO and it has an aluminium cab on the back. Any sightings or information please call us on 101 quoting the reference 0556 15/10.
We are seeking witnesses following a break-in to the Card Factory shop in Charlotte Street in the town. Sometime overnight Thursday 24/Friday 25 October 2019 the shop was broken into and the safe entered. At this stage it is believed a four figure sum of cash has been stolen.
Detective Constable Jack Service at Stranraer said "I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the Charlotte Street area late last night or early this morning to get in touch if they saw or heard anything suspicious. It appears that this break-in might have caused a bit of noise and so it may well be that someone has heard something. Anyone with any information should call us at Stranraer on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 0654 25/10. Anyone wishing to pass on any information and remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
Police Scotland have been made aware that over the past week there has been a male attending at Villages in the area claiming to be selling cleaning products as part of a community payback from a Young Offenders Instiute. He although polite has been a little too pushy with his sales pitch.
This is not a scheme that the Prison service is involved in and can the public be mindful not to allow anyone access to their property. There is advice on the police Scotland website for guidance in respect of bogus callers
STOLEN TOOLS - DUMFRIES
Officers in Dumfries are investigating the theft of tools from a van in the town sometime overnight Sunday/Monday. The tools were stolen from a blue Fiat Doblo van which was parked in Douie Crescent between 6 PM on Sunday and 7:30 AM on Monday morning.
The tools, valued at over £500 include a MAC Tools Hammer, 2x DWALT Batteries, DWALT Impact Driver and a blow torch.
Constable Hannah Wilson said "We are carrying our door to door enquiries at this time and are appealing to anyone who may have been in Douie Crescent either late on Sunday night or early on Monday morning, and saw something suspicious, to get in touch through the 101 number.
We are also urging those who carry tools in their vehicles to think very carefully about where they park and to ensure that vehicles are locked and secured at all times when parked up."
Police in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses after an 18 year old youth was attacked in the car park of the Ice Bowl on Friday night (4th October 2019).
The incident happened around 11:30 PM and resulted in the victim requiring hospital treatment for a facial injury.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and we believe a number of people were returning to their cars having been within the Dumfries Ice Bowl at the time.
Officers will be reviewing CCTV, however in the meantime are looking to identify three males described as
* male one, approx. 18 years old, average height and bulky build, short dark blonde hair, possibly shaved on sides and longer on top, clean shaven, wearing a dark jacket.
* male two, late teens/early twenties, wearing a black CP jacket with goggles incorporated into hood.
* male three is only described as wearing a hooded top
Anyone who can assist should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 0145 of 05/10/2019.
Detectives are continuing to investigate a robbery which occurred at the Spar store in Central Avenue, Gretna, around 9.35 pm on 24 September 2019.
The suspect who is described as a man around 6ft tall, skinny build, wearing a blue hoodie, black scarf with a white line and grey trainers with red laces fled the store after stealing a small quantity of cash.
Detective Inspector Dean Little from Dumfries CID who is leading the investigation stated "This is a worrying incident which is extremely unusual for the town of Gretna. Whilst nobody was hurt, it has clearly left the staff working in the store at the time extremely shaken. I currently have a team of detectives working on this investigation and CCTV is in the process of being gathered and reviewed.
In order to assist with the investigation I would be extremely keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time or who knows the identity of the person responsible. Please contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 4077 of 24 September 2019 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111".
DOG ATTACK - DUMFRIES
Police in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses after a woman was left with hand and leg injuries following a dog attack in the town.
The incident happened around 11:45 AM on Sunday 22nd September on the cycle path between Sandside and Nunholm. As part of our investigation we are keen to identify a woman described as white, elderly, 5ft 6, medium build, grey hair and was wearing glasses and a dark rain coat. She was walking a Brown Border Collie.
The victims dog, a border terrier also sustained bites to its face and neck, however is not believed to be seriously injured.
Callers can get in touch via the usual 101 number.
STOLEN VEHICLE - CASTLE DOUGLAS
A black Citreon C3 Rhythm HDI 8V was stolen from Castle Douglas around 9:15 AM on Saturday 21st September 2019.
The vehicle was taken by a man, described as around 50/60 years old, 6ft, thin build and was wearing dark clothing with a scruffy beard and spoke with a Scottish accent.
The vehicle has still not been found and was known to have a small amount of fuel in the tank at the time it was stolen. Have you seen it since? Contact Police Scotland if you can help.
Police investigating the break-in to the Co-op at Kelloholm on Thursday 19th September 2019 have arrested two men, aged 43 and 46, in connection with the incident.
A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal
BREAK-IN - KELLOHOLM
Police officers in Sanquar are investigating after the Coop store in Kelloholm was broken into overnight. The premises were targeted around 4:15 AM this morning and it appears that cigarettes were the target for the thieves.
Detective Inspector Dean Little said "Police officers were in the area at the time and were quickly on scene following the alarm activating, however, unfortunately the offenders had already made good their escape. We are appealing for anyone who may have been in area in the early hours of this morning to get in touch if they saw or heard anything suspicious. We are reviewing CCTV in the area and will be carrying out a scenes of crime examination at the store today.
Callers can contact police at Sanquhar on the 101 number, quoting reference number 0382 of 19/09/2019. Anyone wishing to pass on information anonymously can do so on the Crimestoppers number of 0800 555 111."
VANDALISM - GRETNA
Officers investigating a vandalism to a shop window in Gretna have obtained CCTV of the crime and are looking to the public for help in identifying the person responsible.
About 2.30 am on Sunday 8th September 2019, the person responsible threw a brick at the window of a shop in Central Avenue, Gretna. The window did not break, despite the suspect trying again however it was damaged.
Constable Andrew Broomfield based in Annan said "We have now obtained CCTV of the crime taking place allowing us to narrow down when the window was damaged.
I am looking to identify a man, aged about 25-30 years old, skinny build, 5ft 8 tall and wearing dark bottoms and a dark hooded top with hood up who is seen attempting to break the window.
Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 1405 of 8th September 2019.
STOLEN CARAVAN - CREETOWN
About 4:26 am on Friday 13th September 2019 this Coachman Amara Caravan was stolen from Castle Cary Holiday Park, Creetown.
Constable Murray Grierson based at Newton Stewart said "From our investigation so far we know the caravan was stolen in the early hours of Friday morning.
We are keen to identify a light coloured, long wheeled based, crew cab style van with a window on the passenger side that was seen in the area at the time."
Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident PS-20190913-1010
MAN STABBED - STRANRAER
Detectives from Stranraer CID are continuing enquiries and appealing for witnesses following the serious assault of 32 year old man in the Park Lea Gardens area of Stranraer on Wednesday 11 September 2019.
Around 3.30 pm, emergency services attended Park Lea Gardens following reports the victim had been attacked and stabbed. The victim was taken by ambulance to Galloway Community Hospital before being transferred to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment, where his condition is described as stable.
Officers working on the investigation are carrying out door to door enquiries and checking all available CCTV in an effort to identify the person responsible. No description of a suspect is currently available.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Burnie, who is leading on this investigation, said "It is important that we trace the person responsible as soon as possible. A team of detectives will be working to establish the full circumstances and I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or who may have any information which could assist with our enquiries to contact police as a matter of urgency.
If any motorists were in Park Lea Gardens at the time and have dash cams, please check the footage as it may have captured something important. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting reference number 2291 of 11th September 2019.
BREAK-IN - ANNAN BUSINESS PARK
Police officers in Annan are investigating after a break-in to the construction site within Annan Business Park over the weekend.
The break-in occurred sometime between 4:30 PM on Friday 6th and 9:40 AM on Saturday 7th September 2019. Staff are still compiling a list of stolen items, but a £10,000 front to back whacker is known to be among the missing items.
We are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in or around Annan Business Park on Friday evening, overnight or into Saturday morning. Officers wu are reviewing CCTV in the area and will be carrying out a scenes of crime examination today. Anyone who can help, should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 1207 of 07/09/2019.
POLICE INVESTIGATE SCHOOL GIRL ASSAULT - ANNAN
Police in Annan are investigating after a 12 year old girl was allegedly assaulted in an unprovoked attack in the town.
The incident occurred while the victim was walking her dog near to the close that runs from Scotts Street to Queensway around 9 PM on Saturday 7th September 2019.
Constable Scott Graham, based in Annan said "Police are looking to identify a man described as aged around 20, 5ft 2, well built, short brown hair, wearing brown trousers, a white T-shirt and trainers. Importantly, the male is described as having a star cut into his hair near to the right temple area .
The victim was not injured as a result of the assault, however was clearly shaken-up. I would ask anyone who believes they may know the identify of the attacker, or who witnessed the assault to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4298 of 07/09/2019.