SIXTEEN crimes were reported in the Selkirk area between the November and December meetings of Selkirk and District Community Council.
Local constable Roy Brown told members there were four cases of vandalism, four thefts and the rest were assaults and breaches of the peace. Over the month, a total of 105 incidents in the area had been attended by officers.
Six calls involving youths had been reported during the same timescale, including four to the same area in the Back Row. Nine high-visability foot patrols had been carried out and four checks had been made on licensed premises.
Constable Brown revealed that the police had been alerted to 16 reports of antisocial behaviour, ranging from noise to incidents involving youths, and that one fixed penalty fine under ASBO regulations had been issued by officers.
His report declared: “We continue to work with our partners in the antisocial behaviour unit, housing and elected members in carrying out walkabouts and surgeries in relation to specific calls or identified issues.”
As of November 5, Constable Brown confirmed that seven people were being monitored for antisocial behaviour.
On substance abuse, the constable reported two people had been stopped and searched within the area. He also confirmed that local officers were continuing to work with the licensed trade and were visiting premises during the late weekend hours to prevent drunkeness and disorder. And there would be a special festive initiative.