Carrick police kept busy over summer

The policing team in Girvan and South Carrick has been kept busy over recent weeks and months.

During the last week they dealt with a break in at Sloanes during the evening on Tuesday 3 September as the alarm was raised at the jewellers shop in Girvan’s Dalrymple Street.

When the alarm was raised police attended with the owners and checked the property where an attempted break in had been made.

Subsequently a 52 year old man from Girvan has been arrested in connection with the incident and is due to appear in court at a later date.

The Girvan policing team also dealt with an incident on Monday 9 September.

Under a search warrant Girvan police carried out a search of a house in the Girvan area on Monday the 9th of September after officers detected a strong smell of cannabis.

Local officers thereafter arrested a 42 year old Girvan man after a substantial amount of cannabis was discovered.

Cracking down on Drug dealing is a priority in the South Carrick area and police urge members of the public to report any suspicious behaviour or information using the anonymous reporting service Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111 or the ‘101’ Police Scotland non emergency number.”

PC Gordon Thomson was present at the latest meeting of Girvan Community Council on Tuesday 3 September to give members an updated on incidents the team had dealt with.

Since there was no meeting of the community council in August, PC Thomson’s figures stretched back to July.

He revealed that the team at the station in Montgomery Street had received 260 calls during this period which excluded the villages. Of the 260 calls, 51 of these were reported crimes which largely related to crimes of vandalism, theft, public disorder and housebreaking.

Of the 51 crimes reported, 21 have been detected so far and have been reported to the procurator fiscal.

PC Thomson revealed that there are four ongoing investigations in which the team are following positive lines of enquiry on.

He also confirmed that there had been no further update on specific opening hours for the police station in Girvan due to new measures put in place by Police Scotland, which has seen the creation of a single force in Scotland.

He hoped that himself or Sergeant Kevin McKeown would be able to update on this situation at the next meeting of the Community Council.

He finished by asking for people in the community to keep supporting the police in Girvan.