|The following incidents were reported to Echt & Skene Community Council at their monthly meeting on 29th January 2015:
01/11/2014 – 18/12/2014 (Skene area)
Due mainly to inclement weather, most of the focus of incidents in the Skene area has been on the roads.
Seven road traffic collisions were reported due to the icy conditions.
Police are investigation a fraud whereby it appears that a person’s Bank card details have been appropriated and used to purchase two mobile phones.
19/12/2014 – 27/01/2015 (Skene area)
During this period, again, the winter weather has had an effect on the roads.
Four various driving complaints were received and one road traffic collision was dealt with.
The roads were badly affected by snow, ice and debris falling from trees.
Police and the Council attended also to a report of a manhole cover missing on a road in the area.
A high value Housebreaking occurred whereby a window of a house was smashed and items stolen. Car keys were also found by the thieves and a car was stolen from a garage at the premises. Investigations are ongoing as per a Police Scotland specific operation.
01/11/2014 – 18/12/2014 (Echt area)
A quieter period in this area with a couple of road traffic accidents attended, also two incidents of sheep having strayed onto the roads. Sadly one of the sheep suffered a broken leg and had to be destroyed.
19/12/2014 – 27/01/2015 (Echt area)
A report of poachers fishing on the Loch of Skene was reported to the Police, also a concern call regarding three youngsters riding their pushbikes on a road after dark without any lights.
A total of 11 road traffic collisions were attended at, 4 road traffic offences were reported and a driver caught driving with no Insurance had his car seized under Police powers.
Three driving incidents were also reported including one of a car ‘all over the road’, the lady driver appeared to be applying her make up whilst driving.
Cows and fuel spilled on the road also caused drivers concern.
The theft of trailers from a farm near Echt is being investigated, the cost being £3500, however, Police are following up a positive line of enquiry.
A theft of electrical cable at a local quarry costing several thousand pounds worth of damage occurred. The thief’s appear to have planned the operation to such an extent that climbing expertise appears to have been used. The subsequent closure of part of the equipment also cost the owners in downtime.
Finally, the Police are investigating an allegation of a sexual assault. It must be stressed that this did not take place in a public place, rather in a commercial premises involving work colleagues.