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Police in Dumfries and Galloway are appealing for witnesses to the following incidents
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We are asking for help to trace the following described man who entered two houses in Criffel Court in Dumfries earlier this morning. Between 4.30am and 4.45am the occupants of two houses were awoken, having been disturbed by a man in their homes. The man left on both occasions when asked to, and may have been drunk. He is described as being white, in his late 20s, about 6’ tall, slim build, bald with a ginger beard, wore glasses. He was wearing a grey hooded top and grey trousers. The man spoke with a local accent and when last seen he was cutting through Lincluden School grounds. If you can help identify him then please call us on 101, quoting reference 0955 of 14/7.
RINGING THE CHANGES
Police in Dumfries are warning retailers to be vigilant following a "Ringing the Changes" crime which occurred in Dumfries Town Centre earlier today.
The perpetrator is described as male, of eastern european appareance, 20 - 30 years of age, 6ft tall, heavy build, wearing a light green t-shirt, black baseball cap, and sporting a black beard.
If you have any information regarding this crime, or have any information which would assist in tracing this individual, please contact Police on 101.
Thieves on the prowl in the Eaglesfield and Ecclefechan area in the past few days. Two lorries have been targeted, one which was parked in a laybye near Eaglesfield had its 'suzie' pwer leads stolen, and one in the Broadmeadow Industrial Estate in Ecclefechan had an attempt to steal diesel from the tank. If you see anything suspicious at all, please call us right away on the 101 number.
LOST DOG - CREETOWN AREA
A dog which escaped from a trailer after the serious road traffic collision on the A75 near Creetown in the early hours of Saturday morning has been spotted a number of times over the past couple of days, but so far has evaded capture. The dog is a black and white coloured English pointer. If you see it, please call us on the 101 number quoting the reference number 1428 of 9/7.
DOG ATTACK - DUMFRIES
Police in Dumfries are appealling for witnesses in relation to a dog attack which took place in the Rankine Avenue area of Dumfries about 4pm on Saturday afternoon.
A border collie dog which was being walked by its owner was attacked by a staffordshire terrier type dog which was being walked by a woman in her fifties, dressed in white clothing.
As a result of the attack, the border collie sustained a number of bite marks to the legs and face, and required stitches.
If you know the identity of the woman concerned, please contact Police on 101, quoting incident PDG0149530718.
DISTRACTION THEFTS - BE ALERT
Approached outside a supermarket or shop and told you dropped some money? Oh that was nice of the man to return my tenner I'll just put it away in my purse...
That's what happened in Annan this week after two people were subjected to distraction thefts. While 'returning' the money to the victims the suspects are stealing their bank cards and later withdrawing large sums of money from the cash machines.
It appears the suspects are watching people enter their pin while paying for items in the store and then using the 'you dropped some money' routine to distract the victim and steal their bank cards.
Be alert and don't fall for this scam. Stores should also be alert for people hanging around the till area watching people using the chip and pin payment machines.
ASSAULT - MILLGREEN, DUMFRIES
Police in Dumfries are appealing for help in identifying two youths who got into an argument with three Duke of Edinburgh Award students (who had been in town assisting with the Youth Beatz event at the weekend) in Millgreen, Dumfries about 11pm on Monday 2 July 2018.
As a result of the argument, all three foreign students were assaulted by the males who then made off from the Millgreen area.
The main instigator is described as being 5’7” tall, skinny build, wearing an orange T shirt, possibly sleeveless, and black denim shorts/jeans and drinking from a bottle of beer.
The second male is described as 5’6", medium build, wearing a black hat and sunglasses and aged about 15. He tried to calm the first male assailant down.
This incident reflects badly on the town and Police are keen to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.
If you saw the incident, or recognise the two male assailants, please contact 101 and quote incident reference PDG0145190718
A black Ridgeback road bike, a sat nav and a wallet were stolen from a silver Citroen car parked in Rotchell Road in Dumfries sometime overnight Sunday/Monday. Value is over £700. Were you around that area and did you see anything suspicious? Call us on the 101 number quoting reference number PDG 0144930718 if you can help
Were you in the area of Morton Castle at Thornhill on Friday morning between 10am and 11am? We want to trace the following described person who was dressed in light blue hot pants, a pink vest top and sandals, had red curly hair and was between 40 and 50 years old. A woman, who was walking her dog was alarmed by the behaviour of this person who tried to engage her in conversation, before making off in a small white coloured car. If you can help us please call us on the 101 number quoting the reference PDG 0142020618.
Two outboard engines were stolen from a boat at the rear of a property in Gallowhill Rise in Stranraer sometime around 5am this morning. Two hooded males were seen loading them into a black coloured Ford Fiesta car parked nearby and driving off The car might have had a L plates on. The car was last seen driving off towards the roundabout near the Spar shop. Anyone with any information is asked to call us at Stranraer on the 101 number, quoting the reference 0660 of 29/6.
A713 - Serious Road Crash - Witness Appeal
We are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A713, approximately two miles north of Parton village.
The crash occurred around 2:45pm, yesterday, Thursday 28th June and involved a yellow Iveco Tripper van. The 39-year-old driver of the van was flown by helimed to hospital, however, the 29-year-old male passenger escaped without injury.
The road was closed for a number of hours while emergency services worked at the scene. It has since reopened.
Roads Policing officer, Constable Anna Clark said, "We know a metallic blue Nissan car stopped to assist at the crash however left prior to Police arriving. We are keen to speak to the occupants of this car or anyone else who may have witnessed the collision. Callers can contact Police at Castle Douglas Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 2590 of Thursday 28th June 2018.
On Sunday 22nd July we will host a motorcycle saftey day at Lockerbie Police Office. Staff from IAM Road smart, D&G Blood bikes, Police Scotland motorcycles will all be at the event aimed at improving the safety of motorcycle riders.
A green roller and a cargo box have been stolen from the Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club green keepers shed in Laurieston Avenue in Dumfries. They were stolen sometime Thursday/Friday last week and would have taken more than one person to move. The value is about £1000. If you were in the area of the golf club and saw anything suspicious please call us on the 101 number, quoting the reference PDG 0135770618.
ASSAULT – DUMFRIES
Officers are appealing for information after a 53-year-old man was assaulted in Dumfries on Saturday 23 June 2018.
Around 9pm, police received a report of a disturbance in Castle Street, Dumfries involving two men, resulting in a 53-year-old man being struck by a baseball bat. The injured man was checked over by paramedics at the scene.
The suspect ran from Castle Street towards George Street, with two other unidentified people, before being seen to leave in a silver coloured car.
The suspect is described as having a beard and wearing red shorts.
There is no further description available at this time.
Officers are checking for any relevant CCTV footage which could assist their enquiries.
Inspector Hugh McCombe said:
“Many people were out socialising in Castle Street last night and I would ask them to get in touch with us. They may have information which could assist our enquiries and help us establish a motive for this incident. Although, you may think your information is not important, I would you urge to contact us. Any small piece of information, no matter how insignificant it can see, could prove vital to the investigation."
Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Dumfries Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 4173 of Saturday 23 June 2018. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.
FIRE - SANQUHAR
Police in Sanquhar are investigating a fire in Stevenson Court that was discovered around 7pm last night (Thursday 21st).
The fire has destroyed two large industrial bins that were situated next to the block of flats.
Constable Scott Graham, based at Sanquhar said "This could easily have been much more serious had the fire not been quickly extinguished by the fire service. The fire has destroyed the bins but also damaged a window and melted the air vents on the block of flats.
Police Scotland are keen to speak to four youths seen at the bins shortly before the fire was discovered. They are described as boys, all aged 12-13,
1) tall, short dark hair wearing black top and bottoms
2) thin build, short fair hair wearing black top and bottoms
3) short dark hair wearing a red top and black bottoms
4) short, stocky build, short dark hair wearing a grey and black jacket.
Anyone with any information should contact Police at Sanquhar Police Station on the 101 number.
A rare bible has been stolen from a display cabinet in Kirkmaiden Old Parish Church at Drummore. It was stolen sometime on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. The church is open for visitors during the day and it appears that's when it was stolen. The bible has a misprint which make it rare. Anyone who can help should call police at Stranraer on the 101 number, quoting reference PDG 0134780618.
We are appealing to drivers who may have been on the A75 road yesterday just after 8am, in the area east and west of Crocketford. We have reports of a silver coloured Mercedes car driving in what is alleged to have been a dangerous manner. In particular we would like to speak to the drivers of a white coloured van which was carrying roof ladders and a Scottish Gas van, both which may have encountered this car on the road. Any drivers who may have dash cam footage are also asked to get in touch with us. Callers can contact police at Castle Douglas on the 101 number and should quote the reference number PDG 0134760618
Officers are again warning the public to ensure that dogs are kept properly under control following a report of sheep worrying in the Corrie area, near Lockerbie. Sometime overnight Saturday 16/Sunday 17 June 2018 a pure bred tup lamb was killed on the farmlands of Whitcastles Farm, Corrie, Lockerbie. The injuries on the lamb are consistent with it being attacked by a large dog.
Constable Lisa Duff said "sadly this is another case which could have been avoided if the owner of the dog had kept it under proper control. I would like to hear from anyone who may have been around the Corrie area over the weekend, and who may have seen anyone with a dog, or dogs. Callers can contact us at Lockerbie on the 101 number and should quote the reference number PDG 0134040618.
Can you help us solve a spate of thefts in Glebe Street in Dumfries? Sometime Friday night/Saturday morning seven cars had their aerials stolen while parked in Glebe Street. Were you in area and did you see anything suspicious? Many of the victims were residents of The Granary in Glebe Street. Call us on 101 quoting reference number PDG 0130910618 if you can help.
DEAD DOGS - CASTLE KENNEDY
On Thursday 14 June 2018, we received a call regarding three dead dogs found apparently dumped at the side of the road near to Inch Church, Castle Kennedy.
The dogs were located and enquiries are currently underway to establish the full circumstances. Arrangements are underway to have the dogs, which are in an advanced state of decomposition uplifted and further examined.
We are currently looking for a man who ran off from an abandoned stolen motor home near to Hunterheck Farm, north of Moffat on the A708 a short time ago. If you see anything or anyone acting suspiciously please call us on the 101 number, or if it is an emergemcy, on 999.
Constable Clark Logie at Stranraer said "we would like to hear from anyone who has any information as to how these dogs, which appear to be greyhound types, came to be dumped at the side of the road near to Inch Church.
It does appear that they have been there for some considerable time and so we would be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around this area over the past weeks. Calls can be made to us at Stranraer on the 101 number, quoting incident 3922 of 14th June.
We are at this time following a number of lines of enquiry, however, any help from the public would be appreciated."
@13.50 - 12.06.18
A 21 year old woman and a 32 year old man have been arrested in connection with a number of recent break-ins and thefts in the Annan area. A report has been sent to The Procurator Fiscal.
BREAK-IN AT FARMERS DEN - ANNAN
Police in Annan are investigating a break-in to Farmers Den on Lady Street in the town.
Constable Paul Kempsell based in Annan said "The break-in was discovered around 8:30am on Tuesday 5th June 2018, however, it is believed to have occurred around 11pm on Monday night.
Those responsible seem to have been targeting cash within the premises however appear to have gotten away with little more than a few Vimto flavoured lollypops.
I would ask anyone who was in the area of Lady Street around 11pm on Monday night and saw anything suspicious to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 0672 of 5th June. You can also pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISION - WITNESS APPEAL
Police in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses to a Hit and Run Road Traffic Collison which occurred in Goldie Avenue, Sandside Dumfries, at approximately 0130 hours on Sunday 29 May 2016.
Three parked cars were damaged by a motor vehicle. The persons who had been in the offending vehicle left the scene.
Any one with any information is asked to contact Police as soon as possible on 101.
Another scam yesterday in the Stranraer area when a man received a telephone call from a well spoken male who said he was from HMRC and that he owed the tax man £2000 and as a consequence the police would shortly be arriving at his door to arrest him. Needless to say the police never arrived. The man contacted his accountant who confirmed all his tax affairs were in order. Please report any scams to us on 101.
Please note the following statement from ACC Steve Johnson:
"Police Scotland, along with other forces across the UK, is investigating a series of malicious hoax threats made to 13 primary and secondary schools across the country today.
"There is no information to suggest these threats were terrorist related. Police Scotland is working with other UK forces to investigate who is responsible and whether the incidents are linked.
"We take hoaxes extremely seriously. They divert police resources and cause disruption and alarm to the public.
"Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on the 101. In an emergency always call 999."
In recent weeks a number of thefts and break in’s have been reported in Langholm and are being investigated by local Officers. Enquiries are continuing in an effort to identify the person(s) responsible and the assistance of the public is appreciated in this regard.
We would urge people to re consider and improve their home security, personal property and vehicles to help prevent further incidents and to make it difficult for those responsible to commit these types of crimes. We also urge members of the public to be extra vigilant, keep a look out for your neighbours and friends and report anything suspicious at the time.
Taking basic steps to protect your property are essential in communities in all areas.
Secure you vehicles when unattended and set the alarm if fitted. Don’t leave valuables or cash in your vehicle. This is an open invitation to criminals to target your property.
Secure your home, even when you're at home. Lock all doors that access your premises and set your alarm (If installed), close windows and lock them where possible and please do not leave personal property, cash and valuables lying within your home where they can be easily seen by a potential thief.
Community Police Officers are available to offer enhanced security advice and your Crime reduction Officer, PC Alan Wilson can also be contacted through e mail Alan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed and comprehensive advice is also freely available on the Police Scotland website under the Keep Safe chapter and Home and Personal Security.
SCAM WARNING – CEO FRAUD - BUSINESSES
Your boss sends you an email asking you to make a payment to a bank account and provides you with the details of the account. This wouldn’t be unusual and you process the payment.
Standard day at work? But what if the email didn’t originate from your boss…
Recently we have seen a number of instances where fraudsters have carried out a ‘CEO Fraud’ in Annan, Dumfries and Thornhill.
What is CEO Fraud?
Just because an email arrives in you inbox from ‘Boss McBossface’ does not mean this is the person that sent it. It is very easy to change the apparent sender of an email when you know what you’re doing.
Fraudsters use publicly available data gleaned from the internet to make the emails as convincing as possible, finding out who the bosses and senior financial officers are from social networks or company records.
It relies on the belief staff are less likely to question instructions purporting to come from bosses or senior staff members, and it's this psychological manipulation - often accompanied by a sense of urgency - that is a major factor in the fraud's success.
Businesses should be on their guard and verify transactions before processing them.
We are investigating the theft of a generator like this one which was stolen from a farm near Tynron, Thornhill, sometime between Wednesday and Saturday last week. If you can help then please call us on the 101 number.
Anyone lost a large stone plaque in the shape of an old halfpenny coin? We have one handed into us at Loreburn Street in Dumfries. Call us on 101 if you think it might be yours.
About 9.45am yesterday the following man went into the Tesco store in Annan, distracted and confused the assistant when making a purchase and left with £10 more than he should have. It's called Ringing the Changes and is an age old scam. he is described as being in his mid 40s, 5'6" tall, medium build, short dark cropped hair and a beard and he spoke with a Newcastle accent. He was wearing a grey cardigan, blue shirt and dark trousers. Were you in the shop and can you help? Call us on 101. Reports are that he was also in the Dumfries area trying this on, however without success.
A grey Nissan Micra has been broken into while parked in Heatley Court in Annan between 9am and 1.20pm today. Window smashed but nothing stolen. Were you in the area and did you see anything suspicious? call us on 101 if you can help.
Three houses in Dumfries have been broken into over the past week. All vacant at the time. One in Hardthorn Road, one in Rowanbank Road and one in Loganbarns Road. Jewellery appears to have been the target and the haul is now many thousands of pounds. Please take care if going away from home. Lock all doors and windows and set alarms if you have them. Tell a trusted friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your home. Don’t advertise the fact you will be away through social media. We want to hear of any suspicious activity, whatever time of day or night, at the time you see it – which will allow us to get there and check the matter out. Call us on 101 if you can help, or if you see anything which ‘just isn’t right’.
We have been informed that a man with an Irish accent who was driving a silver coloured van was in the Langholm area yesterday trying to sell generators. Any information which might help us trace him then please call us on the 101 number.
WITNESS APPEAL DGRI - Road Traffic Collision
Were you within the vicinity of the A&E Car park at DGRI around 10:30am on Saturday 14th May?
If you were, did you observe a grey coloured Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 collide with a white BMW motor car?
Please call us on 101 if you can help
A man reported to be acting suspiciously yesterday evening in the vicinity of the Park in Central Avenue Gretna has been arrested. He will appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Wednesday the 18th of May. Police are continuing enquiries in the area and appriciate the assistance of members of the public who contacted Police at the time of the incident.
APPEAL FOR INFORMATION – HIGHTAE, LOCKERBIE
Police Scotland is appealing for residents to check their belongings following reports of theft in the Hightae area of Lockerbie.
The thefts are believed to have occurred between 2200 hours on Thursday 12 May and 0130 hours on Friday 13 May 2016.
Local residents are asked to check their cars and garages in case they have had any property stolen.
Anyone with information or concerns can contact officers at Lockerbie Police Office on 101.
SHARED ON BEHALF OF LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY
MISSING PERSON APPEAL - GAIL HATTON
We're appealing for your help to trace Gail Hatton, who's gone missing from her home in Poulton-le-Fylde.
Gail, who is 49-years-old, was last seen by her family at her home at around 10pm this Monday, 9 May.
She was reported missing to us yesterday and since then our officers have been working to find her, including looking into the possibility that she may have travelled to Scotland by train.
Gail is 5ft 4in tall and has distinctive dyed red hair.
Her family are now becoming increasingly worried about her and we'd appeal to Gail to contact us if she sees this, so we can let them know she's OK.
Please share the appeal, especially if you have friends in Scotland, and we'd ask anyone with information about Gail or her whereabouts to contact us on 101, quoting log reference 719 of 10/05.
Hopefully this nice warm weather heralds the start of summer. However hot and sticky it gets though, don’t let your guard down with your home security. It’s tempting to leave windows open to get some air in when it’s hot – but remember – an open window is an invitation to a thief. Don’t give them the opportunity. Lock windows when you are away from home, or overnight. Most windows have position which allows you to lock them, whilst still letting some air in. Use that setting as opposed to leaving them open to the world. And don’t forget doors – always lock them when away from home. We have received a few reports of sneak-in thefts and from homes and cars – so take care.
Sometime between 2pm and 10.30 pm on Monday, a cockerel, two hens and three Indian Runner ducks were stolen from a house in Auldgirth. Other birds were left untouched. Any information please to us on 101
We are looking for witnesses to help establish how a 30 year old man from Eastriggs came by some serious lacerations after falling through a glass door at the entrance to the function suite at the Corner House Hotel in Annan just after 11pm on Saturday night. If you were at the hotel and can throw any light on this then please call us at Annan on 101
We are looking for witnesses to a near miss collision which happened on the A711 at the end of the Long Wood, Lochanhead, Dumfries at around 3.20pm on Saturday. At that time a woman was driving towards Kirkgunzeon in her blue Volvo estate car with her three young children as passengers when she was confronted by a west bound articulated lorry which was overtaking a tractor. Had the woman not taken serious evasive action then a collision would have been likely. Were you on that road and did you see anything which might help us? There was a queue of traffic following the tractor – were you in it? Please call us on 101 if you can assist.
About 3pm yesterday the following two men were found in the garden of a house in Old Well Road in Moffat without having a credible reason to be there. Do you recognise their description? Have you seen them or have you had a similar encounter? Please call us on 101 if you can help. They are described as (1) in his 60s, 5’10” tall, slim build, scruffy appearance, wearing casual clothing and had a canvas shoulder bag. (2) in his 40s, about 6’ tall, slim build, grey casual clothing and was smoking a roll-up cigarette. Had a west of Scotland accent.
VANDALISMS – DUMFRIES
Police in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses to a number of vandalisms that occurred between 8.30pm and 10pm on Friday 6th May. Damage was caused to cars as well as garden gates. Areas that were targeted include Craigs Road, Maplebank Loaning, College Street, King Street, Irongray Road, Glasgow Street, Waverley Road, and Merrick Place.
If you can provide any information that may assist then please contact Police on 101, or speak to any Police Officer. Alternately phone anonymously on 0800 555 111
WITNESS APPEAL - LOCKERBIE
About 0050 hours on Sunday 8 May 2016, a disturbance took place outside The Black Bull, Station Road, Lockerbie which resulted in two men requiring hospital treatment for head injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the area at the time or prior to the incident to come forward with any relevant information.
A green chainsaw and a yellow/black drill box with a battery charger have been stolen from a shed in Sydney Place in Lockerbie in the last couple of weeks. Information received indicates that a group of males, not further described were seen in the garden one evening. Have you seen any suspicious behaviour in Sydney Gardens? If you can help then please give us a call at Lockerbie on 101.
A black Labrador dog has been handed in to Police earlier today having been found near Esk Road, Gretna. If you know who 's dog this is please contact Police at Annan where the dog is being kept meantime.
We are seeking witnesses to a serious disturbance which took place outside the Scotmid Store in Lochside Road in Dumfries at around 5.20pm last night (Wednesday) At that time a 27 year old man was arrested by police officers, however, the two officers, a male and a female, received serious injuries in the incident. Both later attended hospital where the female officer was treated for a serious facial injury and the male officer for a dislocated arm. We would ask that anyone who saw this incident call us at Dumfries on the 101 number.
Fuel thefts continue in Upper Nithsdale - with 300 litres of heating fuel stolen from a tank at a house in Sanquhar between last Thursday and Tuesday this week. Seen anything suspicious? Know who might be responsible? Call us on 101 please.
Can you help.....?
About 2000 hours tonight, two young men were seen near to East Cluden village, Dumfries carrying a large orange dinghy. The men had arrived in a black old style Peugeot car.
If you have any information about the identity of these men or this vehicle, can you please contact 101.
Thanks for your help
Witness Appeals for Stranraer, Moniaive and Kirkconnel
-------Spate of vandalism - Stranraer -------
Police Scotland officers in Stranraer are investigating a spate of vandalism to cars which happened sometime overnight Friday 29/Saturday 30 April 2016 in the town. Cars in Glebe Street, King George Close, Hillside Drive, Lady Stewart Lane, London Road, Springfield Crescent, Sun Street and Ochtralure Way had tyres damaged. A total of eight cars and a van suffered damage. A total of 15 tyres were damaged and some cars received damage to the body work. Early estimates indicate that the damage will run into many hundreds of pounds.
Constable Jackson Service said "we are presently conducting door to door enquiries in the streets affected in the hope that someone has seen something. This is a horrific case of wanton vandalism which will cost a lot of people a lot of money and associated inconvenience and we are keen to hear from anyone who can help us catch those responsible. Anyone who has any information which might assist us should call us at Stranraer on 101."
-------Trailer theft - Moniaive-------
Police Scotland is investigating the theft of a 6' x 8' trailer which was chained to a telegraph pole near Kirkland, Moniaive, Thornhill, sometime between 0730 hours and 1930 hours on Friday 29 April 2016. The trailer was metal in construction was had the number plate M628KTG on the rear.
Constable Scott Lockhart said "this trailer has not been moved for about two years and the tyres were flat. We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area and saw anything suspicious."
-------Break-in - Kello Rovers Football Club-------
A Kawasaki make petrol strimmer has been stolen from a shed at a break-in which happened at Kello Rovers Football Club, Needle Street, Kelloholm, sometime between Wednesday 27 April and Sunday 1 May 2016.
Constable Jim Bell at Sanquhar said "the strimmer is valued at around £300 and we have been carrying out door to door enquiries in the area. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the area of the football ground between Wednesday and Sunday. Anyone with any information should call us at Sanquhar on 101.
A Kawasaki petrol strimmer has been stolen from a shed at Kello Rovers Football Club, Kelloholm, sometime between Wednesday and Sunday, and cash has been stolen in a break-in to the Langholm Golf Club sometime overnight Thursday/Friday last week. If you have any information which might help us catch those responsible then please call us on 101.
EVENT: 04/05/2016 10am - 2pm at Bakers Oven, High Street Dumfries
Join us and find out how different agencies in Dumfries and Galloway are working together to tackle doorstep crime in your area and how you can feel safer from financial harm.
We will be joined by Trading Standards, Adult Support and Protection, Self Directed Support Team and Independent Advocacy Service
Local business's in the Stranraer area have been approached and asked to sponsor children from local Primary Schools on behalf of the Police and Police Community Groups.
Police Scotland do not approach members of the public for sponsorship for any purpose.
If you have any information with regards this information, please call 101.
A spell of persistent and at times heavy snow is expected for parts of Dumfries and Galloway starting around midnight tonight and lasting until 3pm on Friday.
By tomorrow morning, accumulations of 5-10 cm are likely above about 100m with 15cm or more possible above 200m.
At lower levels and near coasts an uncertain mix of rain and snow is expected, with rain likely to predominate, bringing the risk of standing water on roads. Please be aware of the risk of dangerous driving conditions and disruption to transport.
****HOUSEBREAKING CASTLE DOUGLAS****
Between 15/04/2016 and 17/04/2016 a property within the Castle Douglas area has been broken into and a quantity of foreign currency stolen. The currency stolen includes Euros, US Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Brazilian Reals. Brazilian Reals are quite rare and high in value. Should anyone have any information in relation to persons attempting to exchange Brazilian Reals, especially in conjunction with other currencies please make contact with PC Chris Trosh at Castle Douglas Police Station on 101.
Theft at Co-operative Supermarket, Langholm
About 02:35 this morning (21/04/2016) Police responded to an alarm activation at the Co-operative supermarket in Glenesk Road, Langholm. Police attended and discovered the premises had been broken into and a quantity of cigarettes had been stolen.
Enquiries are at an early stage and Police remain at the scene this morning. We will be speaking with local residents however are keen to hear from anyone that may have heard or seen anything suspicious during the early hours of this morning.
Detective Inspector Scott Young said today:
“Enquiries are continuing in the local area and officers are currently gathering and studying CCTV footage in an effort to gather more information on this crime and those responsible.
We are particularly keen to hear from anyone that saw two men, dressed in dark clothing, wearing baseball caps that were seen acting suspiciously late on Wednesday evening in the car park area at Border Fine Arts car park in Waverly Road, Langholm.
Officers are also keen to find out information on two vehicles seen between 11.30pm last night and 3am this morning. One was a light coloured transit-type van and the other was a small white hatchback car.
“The police investigation is continuing into similar incidents at the Co-op petrol station in Lockerbie and the Co-op in Moffat last month. We believe that these previous incidents are linked to this break-in."
Anyone with any information that can assist the ongoing investigation is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.
Between 6pm and 7pm on Sunday 17 April, a woman found a male person sitting within the living room of her house in Ivy Place Lockerbie. The male was not known to the woman who was very shaken by this incident.
The male was described as 5’7”, slim build, early twenties with a young looking face, fair to dirty blonde hair. The male was wearing a dark jacket and jeans.
Lockerbie Police are looking for anyone who has seen a male fitting this description in and around Ivy Place or has any information as to the identity of this person.
Do you have any info that can help police?
Between 3:30pm on Friday 15 April and 7:30am on Saturday 16 April, a number of garages were broken into at Victoria Park, Lockerbie. Police are appealing for information to trace those responsible. A number of tools were found nearby which are suspected to have been stolen but are as yet unclaimed. We would encourage local residents to check garages and sheds and contact Police to report any missing items.
Between 10am on 17th April and 10.30am on 18th April, around 450 Cheviot sheep were stolen from a hill farm in the Moffat area of Dumfries and Galloway.
The movement of such a large number of sheep would have involved large vehicles and the sheep would then require an extensive area of grazing land.
If anyone saw large livestock vehicles in the area at that time, or the arrival of a large flock on nearby farmland, please contact police on 101.