Rural Crime Alert

Rural Crime Alert

Dear Eileen ,
Theft of Digger and Diesel
Between 6.00pm on Friday 15th February and 2.00pm on Saturday 16th February, a quantity of Red Diesel and a yellow coloured Volvo EC15BXR digger was stolen from Benderloch Quarry near Oban. 

Heating Oil Thefts
In other areas of Scotland, there has been several recent incidents where heating oil has been stolen from tanks at people’s houses. 

Please ensure that you keep and fuel or heating oil tanks secure and check the oil levels regularly. Consider using security lights and/or CCTV Cameras. Please report any suspicious behaviour to Police by calling 101 (999 in an emergency).
Hare Coursing
Hare coursing occurs in rural communities across Scotland and is especially prevalent in the Spring.  
Greyhound or Lurcher type dogs are set on hares, chasing them to ground across fields. It is illegal to hunt hares using dogs and tackling Hare coursing is a wildlife crime priority.
Coursing has a wider impact, as dogs trained for and intent on hare coursing have been known to chase and attack sheep.
Lochgilphead Hare Coursing Incident
On the evening of Sunday 24th February 2019 a Silver coloured Land Rover Discovery was allegedly found on farm land near Bridgend, Lochgilphead with a dog Coursing for Hares. 
If you have an information regarding this incident, please contact PC Ben Rusden at Lochgilphead Police Station by telephoning 101 or via e-mail -Benjamin.rusden@scotland.pnn.police.uk  Quoting Crime reference number LB01760219.
Advice and info on keeping Rural Communities Safe can be found at:-

Advice on home security can be found at:-
Sergeant Iain MacNicol 
Police Scotland 
Lochnell Street
PA31 8JJ
Telephone = 101
Website = www.scotland.police.uk
Twitter = @MAKIPolice
Facebook = www.facebook.com/ArgyllWestDunbartonshirePoliceDivision

Message Sent By
Iain MacNicol (Police, Sergeant, Argyll and Bute)



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