Youths to be reported to the Reporter to the Children's Panel in connection with incidents in the Wick area
9th January 2014
Following intensive inquiries three youths, aged 14, 14 and 15 years are to be reported to the Reporter to the Children's Panel following break-ins at the Highland Council yards at River Street, Wick and Albert Street, Wick and also JMS Express, Wick. The youths are also to be reported in relation to damage at Wick High School over the festive period.
Four youths, three aged 14 years and one aged 15 years, are also to be reported to the Reporter to the Children's Panel along with a 28-year-old man who is to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal, following a number of dishonesties in the Wick area including the removal of three vehicles which were subsequently recovered.
A 14-year-old youth is also to be reported to the Reporter in relation to a number of incidents of damage which were reported to the Police in Wick on Hogmanay.
Detective Inspector Scott Macdonald said: "Through Operation RAC, we will continue to pursue those who are responsible for housebreaking in the Caithness area. Local CID and uniform officers together with specialist officers from Inverness carried out extensive inquiries into these incidents resulting in those responsible being traced."
Local Area Inspector Nick Clasper said: "I would like to reassure the public that crimes like these are not common in Caithness, but where they occur we will carry out robust inquiries to trace the culprits and bring them to justice. This includes using the extra resources made available to us as part of Police Scotland.
"Officers in Caithness are happy to provide crime prevention and personal safety advice to the community as part of our ongoing commitment to Keeping People Safe."
Chair of Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee questions Police Control Room decisions Chair of the Council's Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee, Cllr Bill Lobban (Independent), has questioned Police Scotland's proposals for closing the Inverness Control Room and establishing two National Database Enquiry Units (NDEUs). His comments follow a presentation by Police Scotland to members at the local Committee today, Tuesday 5 September.
HMICS PUBLISHES Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency. A review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into the openness and transparency of the way that the Scottish Police Authority conducts its business has concluded that there is a need for the Authority to genuinely engage with its stakeholders and listen to the views of those with an interest in the policing of Scotland.
The Highland Council took part in observing a minute's silence at 11:00 today Tuesday 6 June, in respect of the terrorist attack in London on Saturday 3 June 2017. Leader of the Highland Council, Margaret Davidson said: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those affected by these most recent horrific incidents.
Police Scotland to strengthen community focus and deal with emerging threats. Scotland needs an increasingly resilient, flexible, responsive and locally-focused police service to help keep communities safe.
A new safety camera motorcycle which can be used across the country is being launched by The Scottish Safety Camera Programme. The motorcycle will supplement and enhance the mobile fleets as its compact nature will allow it to attend at locations previously unavailable to the current fleet of camera vans.
The Leader of the Council has welcomed the announcement by Police Scotland of their plan to delay the closure of the Inverness Control Room and transfer of command and control to Dundee until June 2017. Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson said: "The HMICS (Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabularies Scotland) Report set the bar high for standards of assurance and we need to have a guarantee that all these standards have been met before any changes can take place.
Thursday, 1st September 2016, Drop in between 1pm - 4.30pm Thurso Police Office, Olrig Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7JA Police Scotland are carrying out Preliminary Supplier Engagements, "Meet the Buyer" Events, across a few geographical areas in Scotland as part of their research into deciding the best way forward for their new upcoming tender for joinery and locksmith services in relation to boarding up premises in the Highlands and Islands. They would like to invite any suppliers that are interested in participating, to come along to the above venue for an informal drop in session.
The Highland Council has congratulated Divisional Commander of the Highlands and Islands, Julian Innes on his retiral and thanked him for his service at his last Committee meeting on 23 March 2016. Chair of the Communities and Partnerships Committee, Cllr Hamish Fraser said: Chief Superintendent Innes has made a huge contribution to the safety of our communities.
Police Scotland are holding a Candidate Briefing Session on Saturday 16th January 2016 at Wick Police Station, Bankhead Road, Wick. Candidate Briefing Sessions are aimed at those who are interested in joining Police Scotland as a Regular or Special Constable.
As part of Operation Monarda, Police Scotland's campaign against Bogus Callers and associated Doorstep Crime, officers from Police Scotland, VOSA, SEPA and Highland Council Trading Standards, carried out a high visibility operations in both Inverness and Brora last week. Operation Monarda aims to raise awareness of bogus callers, rogue traders and associated doorstep crime by providing advice and information on how householders can protect themselves from such crimes.
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