5th July 2017
Last month I mentioned that the Perth & Kinross Local Policing Plan
2017-20 had been presented to and accepted by the Housing & Communities Committee. A full copy of this plan can now be viewed on the Police Scotland website by copying and pasting the following URL –
Following on from my comments over the last two weeks highlighting the ongoing issues with cyber scams, I have been made aware that a Perth resident was scammed out of money by a caller claiming to be from BT.
The caller managed to persuade the Perth resident that he was going to resolve fraudulent use of her internet connection but he managed to gain control of her computer and after obtaining bank details carried out fraudulent transactions.
On a better note I would like to refer you to the BBC News website which carries a success story in connection to cybercrime scammers purporting to be Microsoft employees.
Four people have been arrested following two years’ worth of work by City of London Police and Microsoft. Full details of the story can be read by copying and pasting the following URL –
A 31 year old man has been charged with drugs offences after officers recovered cannabis with an estimated street value of £68,500 and cocaine estimated at £10,000 from an address in Breadalbane Terrace, Perth on Wednesday 28th June.
A 27 year old woman from Kinross appeared at Perth Sheriff Court on Friday 30th June following a spate of thefts and break-ins in the area. She has been remanded in custody.
A theft by housebreaking occurred at Balmyle Farm, Meigle between 6.30pm on Monday 26th June and 5am on Tuesday 27th June. (CR/16663/17)
Also in the early hours of Tuesday 27th June a theft by housebreaking took place at Middlehills, Coupar Angus and property was stolen from a Volkswagen Passat motor car in the same area. (CR/16670/17 & CR/16708/17)
A woman from Guildtown fell victim to a fraudster who contacted her claiming to be from the Royal Bank of Scotland. The caller persuaded the Guildtown woman to log onto her computer and he then took control of the computer and transferred large sums of money out of her bank accounts. (CR/16890/17)
Bellfield Organic Nursery, Strathmiglo was broken into between 6pm on Thursday 22nd June and 6am on Friday 23rd June and a quantity of money was stolen. (CR/16709/17)
Between 8am and 9am on Sunday 25th June a purse was stolen from an unlocked car at the car boot sale at Errol. (CR/17206/17)
Overnight on 24th June a chainsaw was stolen from a shed at North Bank Farm, Castle Huntly. In a repeat incident the shed was broken into again overnight on 29th June and a green Kawasaki KLF300 quad bike stolen. Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number CR/16995/17.
On Sunday 25th June access was gained to a BT hatch at Drumtogle Farm, Blackford and a large quantity of cables were cut and removed. Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number CR/16709/17.
The paintwork on a silver Ford Transit van was vandalised when it was scratched whilst parked in Croft Terrace, Dunning between 25th June and 3rd July. (CR/17312/17)
About 4pm on Monday 3rd July the electrical power supply in the Forteviot area was tampered with resulting in a temporary loss of power to some residents. Officers are looking to speak to the driver of a 13 plated black Audi A3 motor car seen in the area at the time of the incident. Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number CR/17336/17
An antique cast iron and wood garden bench was stolen from Westerton, Ochtertyre sometime between 10am and 7pm on Sunday 25th June. (CR/17060/17)
An elderly woman in Campsie Road, Perth disturbed a late night intruder in her house about 1am on Thursday 29th June. (CR/16831/17)
About 1pm on Friday 16th June a number of panes of glass were smashed on a greenhouse on Dunkeld Road, Perth. On Monday 26th June between 1pm and 5pm several more panes were smashed. (CR/16768/17 & CR/16769/17)
Between 23rd and 27th June a double glazed window was smashed on Tweedsmuir Road, Perth. (CR/16791/17)
Between 22nd and 29th June a caravan was broken into on Double Dykes caravan park, Perth and ornaments were stolen. (CR/16883/17)
On 28th June the cash box on the car wash at Asda Supermarket, Dunked Road, Perth was broken into. (CR/16885/17)
On Sunday 2nd July a sneak in thief entered a flat on Logie Crescent, Perth whilst the occupier was asleep, and stole a quantity of money. (CR/17199/17)
A blue and white coloured Avigo mountain bike was stolen from a garden in Kingswell Terrace, Perth between 15th and 29th June. (CR/17021/17)
A black Volkswagen Polo parked in Bruce Crescent, Perth was vandalised between 21st and 29th June. (CR/16992/17)
Between 29th June and 3rd July a flat on Firbank Road, Perth was broken into and a quantity of electrical items, including a 32” television, were stolen. (CR/17317/17)
About 4pm on Sunday 2nd July a glass pane on the doorway at 64 Brahan Terrace, Perth was smashed, a group of teenage boys were seen running off. (CR/17334/17)
Between 4.30pm on Monday 3rd July and 10.30am on Tuesday 4th July two windows were smashed on St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Perth. (CR/17354/17)
About 1.30pm on Tuesday 4th July a teenage boy set fire to a plastic bag at Sevenacres Park, Newhouse Road, Perth which caused damage to the astro-turf football pitch. (CR/17398/17)
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