Brechin and district crime file

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A HIT and run road traffic incident occurred at about 11.50pm on Sunday, September 30, outside ScotMid, Montrose Street, Brechin, whereby a gold coloured Peugot motor car was damaged by a large green tractor towing a red farm implement.

The tractor failed to stop after the accident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact Tayside Police on 0300 11 2222 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Brechin police officers are enquiring into a housebreaking to a flat in Montrose Street, Brechin. A substantial amount of damage was caused by someone removing the boiler, causing the flat to flood.

More damage was caused by spray painting the walls. Anyone with information can contact police using the numbers above.

Some time between 1 p.m. on September 28 and 9.30 a.m. on October 2, a private CCTV camera was knocked from the wall outside a flat in Montrose Street, Brechin. This camera is situated near the rear of the building and anyone seeing anything suspicious in this vicinity is requested to contact police.

Some time between September 29 and October 4, a quantity of red diesel was stolen from a tractor at Templewood, Brechin. Again, anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Now that the darkness is falling earlier, Tayside Police have given tips to secure your property. They advise you to:-

Set your curtains or blinds to deter window shopping. If you are not home before dark, remember this before going out for the day; set timers on internal lights; fit new or maintain existing external security lighting making sure it is in good working order; remember to lock doors, windows, sheds, garages and lock away garden tools.

They also advise the public to mark valuables with your postcode and house number - as its easier to return stolen property to the rightful owner.

And finally they ask - be a good neighbour. If you see something suspicious, call the police immediately - it’s better to be safe than sorry.