Reports of thefts and vandalism

POLICE in Forfar and Kirriemuir are investigating a number of cases of vandalism over the last week.

In Kirriemuir between 1.30 pm on September 9 and 8.40 am on September 10, a vehicle door lock was tampered with in Slade Gardens.

Between 9 am on September 3 and 2 pm on September 8, a garden gate was damaged in the Roods.

At about 8.30 pm on September 6 a garage skylight at Slade Road was smashed.

A sneak-in theft was reported in The Roods between 10.30 am and 10.45 am on September 3 when a laptop and personal effects were stolen.

Sometime overnight between midnight and about 9.45 am on Sunday, September, 9 a grey coloured Vauxhall Astra motor car, parked in the centre of the Greens car park, Forfar was vandalised whereby the rear window was smashed.

This area is often frequented by persons walking to and from local pubs etc. at that time of night.

Anyone with any information regarding how this damage occurred or indeed who was responsible is urged to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

There have been numerous complaints of adults cycling on the pavements in and around the Sheilhill Road and Northmuir areas of Kirriemuir.

It is requested this activity stops and give consideration to pedestrians, young mothers and young children using the pavements.

It is illegal to cycle on the pavement, unless there is a sign indicating a shared use cycle path. Cycling on footways (a pavement by side of a carriageway) is prohibited by Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835, amended by Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1888.(Highway Code)

Cycling on a pavement is punishable by a fixed penalty notice of £30 under Section 51 and Schedule 3 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

The law on pavement use applies to all on bicycles, irrespective of age. However, children under-16 would not get prosecuted.

Finally, ‘The Not So Secret Policeman’s Ball’ took place in Northmuir Hall, Kirriemuir, on Saturday.

Around 60 young persons attended and had a good time.

Grateful thanks are extended to DD8 Music who provided the youth bands, DJ Brickie and the young persons who attended. It is hoped there will be a similar one at Christmas time and the same again for the next Festival Weekend.