Community Engagement and Reassurance
PC Steven Graham and PC Gary Martin are based at Balfron Police Office and can be contacted on 101 or at ForthEndrickCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk. It is recommended that this email address is used by the local community for email contact.
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There was a Theft by HB at a local licenced premises with a quantity of food stolen from the kitchen. Although no other thefts reported in the Kippen area, there has recently been Theft by Housebreakings reported in some of the villages in the Forth and Endrick area. We remind residents to be ever vigilant and contact the Police should anyone see anything suspicious.
The earlier dark nights will be here soon so please remember to follow basic home security rules and help to make it harder for the thieves.
Please consider the following:
Use timer switches on lights and radios to make it look as if your home is occupied.
Ensure all doors and windows are secure when you leave and when you go to bed.
If possible use secure lighting at the front and back of your property.
Make sure all garden tools and ladders are locked away when not being used. Don’t give the thieves the tools to break into your house.
Use a good quality lock on any garden sheds and outhouses.
Make a note of all makes, models and serial numbers of expensive items in your home.
If your house is fitted with an alarm then please use it. This is a good deterrent should thieves manage to force entry to your house.
Create a FREE and secure inventory of all your personal property at http://www.immobilise.com
If you note anything suspicious in your neighbourhood report it on 101.
We appreciate any calls in relation to suspicious persons or vehicles. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you observe anything suspicious as these types of reports are taken very seriously and your report may assist us with any ongoing enquiries. We have received a couple of these type of calls recently in Kippen which were investigated however no vehicle details were obtained and there was no trace on Police arrival.
There are guides on the Police Scotland website giving other ideas to protect property in rural areas:
The Central Scotland Safety Camera Partnership have continued to operate on the A811 near to Kippen. Notable speeds drivers have been caught doing are 94, 95 and 105 mph.
Local officers have and will continue to carry out high visibility patrols to improve road safety.
With the summer over, road conditions will be deteriorating in next wee while. Please check and maintain your vehicle for road worthiness.