Here is the weekly crime round up:
On the 12/04/18, officers attended a property on Mousebank Road, Lanark. A search of the property found a total of 81 plants which were believed to be cannabis, and over 250 grams of suspected herbal Cannabis, worth a minimum of £25,000. A 50 year old man was arrested in connection with the allegation. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
About 1910 on 12/04/18, a householder on Wheatland Drive Lanark saw a male peering into her window, apparently about to commit theft. The matter was reported to Police. On the 12/04/18, police received a report of the theft from a motor vehicle on Castlegate, Lanark. Further thefts from vehicles were recorded on Kildare Road and Kenilworth Road. About 1730 on 12/04/18, witnesses saw a man trying door handles on cars on Wellhead Court and St Leonard Street, and notified Police. Police attended and arrested a 26 year old man in relation to six alleged attempt thefts in this area. He was subsequently identified as being responsible for the earlier alleged incidents. He was detained in custody and will appear at court in relation to a significant number of allegations. Note – a number of these incidents involved unlocked cars. Thieves are drawn to places where security is poor, and when an area has been highlighted as such, they will return for easy pickings. Please ensure your vehicle is locked and secure at all times.
About midnight on the 15/04/18, a car was found crashed near to Biggar Museum Trust, Biggar Mill Road, Biggar. Following enquiry, a 27 year old woman and a 24 year old man were arrested in relation to a number of Road Traffic Act offences. A report concerning the allegations will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
About 1550 on the 14/04/18, a red Vauxhall Corsa was allegedly struck by a silver Toyota Yaris, whilst parked at the rear of Lloyds Pharmacy, South Vennel Lanark. The area was busy at the time of the incident. The driver did not leave details at the scene. Witnesses are sought. Those with information are urged to contact Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 2652 of 14/04/18.
On the 13/04/18, a red Ford Focus was stolen from Newbarns Street, Carluke. Witnesses are sought. Those with information are urged to contact Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 3094 of 13/04/18.
Between the 29/03/18 and the 05/04/18, a Lanark Family were scammed of £6400 in a Facebook fraud. They believed they had won the “Facebook Lottery”, and had to transfer funds in order to receive the jackpot. A Police Scotland spokesperson: “There is NO Facebook Lottery. There is NO company who will ask you for funds in order to receive ANY KIND of cash windfall. Despite the apparent simplicity of this scam, people are falling for this and scams like it every single day, losing thousands, and in some cases, their entire life savings. If you have contact from a company which promises a cash windfall you aren’t expecting it is a scam the moment they ask you for money first. If you are contacted by anyone, even someone purporting to be your bank, if they tell you to move money from your account FOR ANY REASON, it is a scam. Go to your branch before you move any money in every instance, even when they confirm your personal details and appear to be legitimate.”
We hope you find this update relevant. Please feel free to review it or comment.
PC James Higgins,
community Safety Department,
01555 552 406