Perth & Kinross Local Area Commander’s Bulletin

Perth & Kinross Local Area Commander’s Bulletin

Wednesday 11th May 2022This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and following the pandemic, this year’s theme is looking to direct the spotlight on Loneliness. Loneliness affects many of us at one time or another. We know that loneliness can be both the driver for and a product of poor mental health.Our society is changing fast. The pandemic has given rise to a sense of loneliness and isolation undermining confidence in daily routines. In recent times, many of us have had far less access to loved ones. Tech is enabling healthcare professionals to see more patients without the need to travel, but on the flip side of the coin, convenience and cost efficiencies are driving more and more activities online.Some research suggests that loneliness is associated with an increased risk of certain mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep problems and increased stress.Loneliness has many different causes, which vary from person to person. For some people, certain life events may mean they feel lonely, such as experiencing a bereavement, going through a relationship break-up, retiring and losing the social contact you had at work, changing jobs and feeling isolated from your co-workers, working from home, moving to a new area or country without family, friends or community networks. Other people find they feel lonely at certain times of the year, such as around Christmas.For further information, advice and support please visit www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/mental-health-awareness-week or contact your GP.UPDATESA 28 year old man was arrested for smashing a window at Scotlands Hotel, Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry on Wednesday 4th May.A 36 year old man was arrested for vandalism after smashing windows at a property in Corlundy Crescent, Crieff on Thursday 5th May. A 58 year old man and a 59 year old woman will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 after a German Shepherd under their control bit a member of the public in Garry Place, Bankfoot on Friday 6th May.A 29 year old man was arrested in relation to a series of thefts from motor cars in the Letham area of Perth in April.A 41 year old man was arrested for drink driving in Florence Place, Perth on Saturday 7th May. A 23 year old man was arrested for drink driving after crashing his vehicle in Station Road, Errol in the early hours of Sunday 8th May.During the last week 5 drivers have been found to be without insurance, 1 had no licence and 1 had no MOT.RECENT INCIDENTS Between 10pm, Thursday 5th and 11am, Friday 6th May, a blue Nissan Qashqai was damaged whilst parked in Tulloch Place, Perth. (CR/19882/22)Between 10:45pm and 11:15pm, Saturday 7th May, the windscreen of a black Toyota Aygo was smashed whilst the vehicle was parked in South Street, Perth. (CR/20007/22)Between 11pm, Saturday 7th and 9:30am, Sunday 8th May, a window was smashed at Pricecrushers, South Methven Street, Perth. (CR/20078/22)Between 7pm, Saturday 7th and 2pm, Sunday 8th May about £1,000 and a pair of grey Nike Air Max Trainers were stolen from a white Land Rover Discovery parked in Balmanno Park, Bridge of Earn. (CR/20139/22)Between 5pm, Friday 6th and 2pm, Saturday 7th May, a black Fiat 500 was damaged whilst parked in Orchard Way, Inchture. (CR/19918/22)Between 8:15pm, Sunday 1st and 6:45am, Monday 2nd May the air pump machine at Lamb & Gardiner Garage, Union Street, Coupar Angus was broken in to. (CR/19553/22)Between 10:30pm, Sunday 1st and 4:30am, Monday 2nd May, 12 sets of deer antlers were stolen during a break in to a property on Dalnamein Estate, Calvine. (CR/19761/21)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.Regards,Tom Leonard,                                                                                                           Chief Inspector                                                                                                         Local Area Commander                                                                                           Perth and Kinross FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERNET LINKSAs we receive reports of crime, the information is shared on : https://www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk/I would encourage you to sign up for notifications.Guidance on how to protect your property is available via Community Watch as well as on the Police Scotland Website, just click or copy and paste the following link:-https://www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/Keep up to date with everything we are doing and all appeals by visiting the following sites:-https://twitter.com/policescotlandhttps://www.facebook.com/PoliceScotlandhttp://www.scotland.police.uk/http://www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk/ Your Community Policing TeamsLocality InspectorsPERTH CITY CENTREPI Kevin Chase PERTH CITY NORTHPI Steve Gray PERTH CITY SOUTHPI Graeme TemplarNORTHPI Ashley Wallace Blairgowrie & GlensHighlandStrathtayStrathmoreCarse of GowrieSOUTHPI Nichola Forrester StrathearnStrathallanAlmond & EarnKinross-shireIf you wish to make contact with your local community officer please use the following e-mail addresses:PerthTaysidePerthCityCentreCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysidePerthCityNorthCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysidePerthCitySouthCPT@Scotland.police.ukNorthTaysideStrathmoreCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideBlairgowrieGlensCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideHighlandCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideStrathtayCPT@Scotland.police.ukTaysideCarseofGowrieCPT@Scotland.police.ukSouthTaysideKinross-shireCPT@scotland.police.ukTaysideStrathallanCPT@scotland.police.ukTaysideAlmondEarnCPT@scotland.police.ukTaysideStrathearnCPT@scotland.police.uk