Police presence to tackle break-ins and speeding

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GIRVAN Community Council received a report from PCs Struthers and Mackay from Girvan Police Office at their meeting on November 6.

The officers confirmed there had been 228 phone calls received, 45 crime reports completed, and 13 persons reported to Procurator Fiscal since the last meeting on October 4.

PC Mackay said most noticeable were the recent spate of house breakings and sneak-in thefts, most of which occured around Girvan fireworks night on November 3.

“We are trying to impress upon people that once they are in to lock the door behind them, front and back,” said PC Struthers.

Police are following a positive line of enquiry regarding the theft of a wheelchair from a town centre commercial premises during the morning of November 3 after obtaining forensic evidence.

A police dog squad had attended at the time in an attempt to apprehend an individual, but was unsuccessful.

A police action plan is now in operation, involving extra attention and additional patrols, to protect local premises after the recent spate of break-ins.

PC Mackay also noted that particular attention is being paid to traffic monitoring, and said a large number of fixed penalty tickets have been issued.