About 7pm on Monday 31st July a blue Subaru was seen near East Kinnochtry Farm, Coupar Angus and it is suspected the occupants were hare coursing.
About 7:20pm on Sunday 6th August four men were seen near Kemp Hill, Keithick in circumstances that appeared as if they were going to carry out hare coursing. The males were within a blue Subaru motor vehicle.
About 5:55pm on Sunday 6th August a Subaru motor vehicle was seen near Williamston Farm, Guildtown and again it is suspected the occupants intended to carry out hare coursing.
Hare coursing is a UK wildlife crime priority and an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It is committed by a small number of individuals, who travel far and wide to indulge in this illegal activity. It is predominantly a seasonal crime, occurring during the spring as crops emerge into fields and during late summer and early autumn when the crops have been harvested.
The persons involved in this antisocial activity will use lurchers, greyhounds and whippet dogs which hunt by sight and are normally walked across fields on slip leads and are released when any hares run off. It has been known for multiple dogs to chase one hare and money to change hands depending on which dog kills the hare.
I would urge anyone who wishes to report this type of crime, if they are a witness to this crime, or simply, if you are a farmer or a landowner and you'd like to report any suspicious activity or people on your land - particularly suspicious people with dogs such as lurchers or greyhounds - please contact police on 101
Following four break-ins to commercial premises in Perth city centre between the 3rd and 7th August, a 20 year old and a 22 year old man appeared at Perth Sheriff Court on Tuesday 9th August.
A 32 year old male was arrested on Sunday 8th August in Auchterarder after he damaged a motor car by throwing a wheelie bin at it on Saturday 5th August. (CR/20443/17)
A picnic bench was stolen from the roadside near to Collace between 2:15pm and 4:30pm on Thursday 3rd August. (CR/20364/17)
A silver Nissan Micra was stolen near to Arthurbank, Perth to Forfar Road between 8:30pm on Sunday 21st May and 9pm on Tuesday 13th June. (CR/020086/17)
On Wednesday 2nd August between 10:50am and 5pm a kitchen window was smashed at a property on Lochton Farm, Abernyte whereby entry was gained and property stolen. (CR/020154/17)
Between 4am and 5am on Tuesday 8th August a quad bike and trailer were stolen from Letter Farm, Butterstone. The trailer and quad bike were recovered nearby on the A923. Police are keen to trace a white Ford Transit van seen in the area. (CR/20636/17)
Overnight on Monday 7th August a John Deere tractor was stolen from Balhomais Farm, Aberfeldy. The tractor was later recovered abandoned. Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number CR/20675/17.
A strimmer and two harnesses were stolen from an outbuilding at Balhomais, Aberfeldy between 26th July and 2nd August. (CR/020159/17)
A number of items were damaged within Morrisons Academy, Crieff between Monday 31st July at 4:30pm and Tuesday 1st July at 8:50am. (CR/020043/17)
Between 11:15pm and 11:40pm on Tuesday 1st August, a break in occurred at Loaninghead Filling Station near Gleneagles. (CR/020091/17)
On Monday 31st July 2017 at 4:50pm a handbag and contents were stolen from a VW Passat motor vehicle which was parked in Cluny Terrace, Perth. (CR/020070/17)
A silver/black Dunlop pedal cycle was stolen from High Street, Perth on Friday 28th July between 11pm and 11:20pm. (CR/020075/17)
Between 5pm on Friday 28th July and 8:30am on Sunday 30th July a bench and statues were damaged at Perth Crematorium. (CR/20014/17)
On Sunday 30th July at 4pm a cash box was stolen from a ticket machine at Riverside, Perth. (CR/020132/17)
At lunchtime on Friday 4th August a blue Toyota Yaris was damaged whilst parked in the car park at Tesco, Edinburgh Road, Perth. (CR/20310/17)
Overnight on 5th August a silver Vauxhall Astra parked in Kingswell Terrace, Perth had tyres damaged. (CR/20517/17) Over the same night a black VW Polo parked in Queens Road, Scone had the paintwork damaged. (CR/20510/17)
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Local Area Commander
Perth and Kinross
Your Community Policing Teams
PI Gordon Thomson
Blairgowrie & Glens
Carse of Gowrie
PI Jon Anton
Perth City North
Perth City South
Perth City Centre
PI Kevin Chase
Almond & Earn
PERTH - Sgt Gary Lamb
CRIEFF - Sgt Willie Ross
AUCHTERARDER - Sgt Marshall McKay
KINROSS - Sgt Nicky Forrester
BLAIRGOWRIE - Sgt John McKeag
PITLOCHRY - Sgt Caroline MacNaughton
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Sgt David Patton
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