Pentland Hills Community Police officer Euan Chancellor has provided a quick update detailing some of the crime which took place in Wester Hailes in February.
- One housebreaking with intent to steal at Westburn Park. Nothing stolen.
- Theft by housebreaking at Westburn Middlefield.
- Housebreaking with intent to steal at Murrayburn Park. Nothing stolen.
- Attempted Housebreaking at Dumbeg Park. No entry gained.
Enquires ongoing into all incidents.
16 Assaults with 10 solved. Incidents of note included:
- Assault and robbery at the canal path next to Hailesland Road. Male was swiftly identified by police and has been arrested and charged accordingly.
- Assault and robbery at the pedestrian underpass opposite Calder View. Enquired ongoing by CID.
- Male stopped whilst driving under the influence of drinks or drugs and with no insurance at Clovenstone Road. Arrested and charged accordingly.
24 thefts with 3 solved. Incidents of note included:
- Vehicle broken with intent to steal at Clovenstone Drive, nothing stolen
- Vehicle broken with intent to steal at Murrayburn Place, nothing stolen
- Attempted theft of a vehicle at Clovenstone Drive.
- Theft of a motor vehicle at Barn Park Crescent.
- Incident of homophobic abuse at Wester Hailes Park. Suspect arrested and interviewed but insufficient evidence to charge.
Incidents of note included:
- 5 positive drug stops with the Wester Hailes area throughout February
- Incident at Clovenstone Gardens whereby male was arrested and charged for being in possession of a firearm without a licence (canister of spray)
- Male well-known for anti-social behaviour at Westside Place caught in possession of significant quantity of cannabis. Arrested for possession with intent to supply and now subject of a bail curfew.
- Drugs warrant executed at Barn Park – numerous items seized and enquiries ongoing.
- Male caught at Murrayburn Place in possession of significant quantity of cannabis. Arrested and charged for possession with intent to supply.
- Fireraising at Calder Crescent whereby bin chute set alight.
- Drugs warrant executed at Murrayburn Green resulting in a seizure of drugs and three males being arrested.