Police investigations

Police Scotland is investigating a suspicious fire in Kirkcudbright.

Damage was caused to a letter box and door at a flat in Dee Road in Kirkcudbright sometime around 1510 hours on Tuesday 29 September 20015. The fire was extinguished by a neighbour and the Fire and Rescue Service notified and attended. On examination it appears that the door to the flat was deliberately set on fire. Constable Gillian Dingwall of Police Scotland at Kirkcudbright said “the consequences of such a reckless act don’t bear thinking about in this case. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the Dee Road area, and in particular in the vicinity of the flats around 1500 hours yesterday. Callers with information should call us at Kirkcudbright on 101.

Break-in - Stranraer

Sometime overnight Thursday 24/Friday 25 September 2015 a house in Maitland Terrace, Kildrochat, Stranraer, was broken into and a gold ring, gold chain and some alcohol stolen. The house was vacant at the time of the break-in.

Constable Scott Ruddick of Police Scotland at Stranraer said: “This appears to be another case of a vacant house being singled out for a break-in. As the darker nights come in we urge householders to consider the security of their homes when going out, or away from the property for any length of time. Consider leaving a light on, or putting one on a timer to give the impression that someone is home. If away from a while then why not let a trusted neighbour know and ask them to keep any eye on your home. Police Scotland offer a free crime prevention survey for anyone who is concerned over the safety of their home. Anyone wishing such a survey, which offers practical advice on how to make you home more secure, should call their local crime reduction officer through 101.”

Sneak-in theft - Kirkcudbright

Police in Kirkcudbright are investigating a sneak-in theft which happened sometime between 1000 hours and 1800 hours on Sunday 27 September 2015 at a house in Baird Way in Kirkcudbright. An I-pad and a three figure sum of cash was stolen in the raid.

Constable John Brown of Police Scotland at Kirkcudbright said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area and saw anything suspicious. Callers can pass information to us at Kirkcudbright through the 101 number.”