Tuesday April 18th 2023
Police Scotland Crime Beat Report for Dalkeith, Midlothian South and Midlothian East
For period between Monday 10th and Sunday 16th April 2023.
Around 5.45pm on Monday 10th April several reports were received of three off road bikes and an electric bike riding around the Danderhall area, including footpaths doing wheelies. Two of the off road bikes were described as blue in colour, the third was described as white in colour.
On the evening of Monday 10th April a male contacted police using the 999 without it being an emergency and was thereafter abusive to Police staff. Police are following a positive line of enquiry.
Around 7.55pm on Monday 10th April a report was received of a group of youths throwing stones at a bus at Hardengreen, Dalkeith. A report was also received of damage having been caused to seats on another bus. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the youths responsible.
On Tuesday 11th April a vehicle was seized by police in the Hardengreen area of Dalkeith after it was found not to have insurance. The driver was issued with a Fixed Penalty ticket in relation to the incident.
Around 6.40pm on Tuesday 11th April three youths aged between 8 and 11 years attended at Dalkeith Library where they were shouting and swearing and being abusive to staff. The three youths were traced and spoken to in the presence of their parents. A report was also submitted to the YJO in relation to a fourth youth. Police will continue to carry out patrols in this area following several reports of youth related anti-social behaviour.
Between 5pm on Thursday 13th and 6am on Friday 14th April, a black Mercedes parked on Pentland View, Dalkeith was scratched and damaged. Enquiries are ongoing.
Between 4pm and 5pm on Friday 14th April, a female entered shop premises in Thorny Crook Gardens, Dalkeith and stole items from within. Police are following a positive line of enquiry.
Around midnight on Saturday 15th April a small fire was set in Ryndale Court, Dalkeith. Two youths were seen running away. No damage was caused. Enquiries are ongoing.
A female was cautioned and charged after being stopped in the Claybarns area of Danderhall on Saturday 15th April, where she provided false information and was found to have no insurance or a valid licence. The vehicle was seized and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Around 5.30pm on Saturday 15th April a report was received of hare coursing involving two males and two dogs taking place in a field adjacent to Lauder Road, Dalkeith. Police attended and a dog believed to belong to the males was seized by Police. Enquiries are ongoing.
Between 1am and 8am on Sunday 16th April a window of a Renault Capture parked in Hepburn Drive, Dalkeith was damaged. Further enquiry to be carried out.
Between 10.30pm on Thursday 6th and 6.30pm on Monday 10th April a window at business premises in Dalhousie Road, Newtongrange was smashed.
Between 1.15am and 1.30am on Tuesday 11th April a report was received of a wall having been damaged after a white van collided with it where the driver failed to stop. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle and driver.
Around 6pm on Wednesday 12th April a storage unit in Mayfield Park was broken into. Three youths described as aged 9-10 years old wearing dark clothing were subsequently seen to enter the premises. Enquiries are ongoing.
A female was charged and issued with a Fixed Penalty ticket after being stopped by police driving without insurance in Stone Place, Mayfield on Wednesday 12th April.
Around 2.30am on Thursday 13th April a break-in occurred at Easthouses Industrial Estate where items including tools were stolen. Enquiries are ongoing.
On Friday 14th April a report was received of bins at the rear of Main Street, Newtongrange having been damaged. Enquiries are ongoing.
Around 3.50pm on Tuesday 11th April a glass object was thrown at a bus in Gore Avenue, Gorebridge. One of the youths present also stood in the threshold to prevent the doors from closing. No damage was caused to the bus and no one was injured during the incident. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the youths responsible. Police have been carrying out patrols on and in the vicinity of buses to detect incidents of anti-social behaviour and identify those involved, and provide reassurance to staff and passengers.
Around 6.25pm on Wednesday 12th April a female entered shop premises in Hunterfield Road and stole items from within. Police are following a positive line of enquiry.Tweet Share on Facebook