Strathclyde Police reports for Mid Argyll for week to 9th October

Theft by Shoplifting
About 1.50pm on Monday 1st October 2012, in a shop in Ardrishaig, 2 packets of cigarettes were stolen. Subsequently a 24 year old woman was traced by Police and charged with alleged Theft. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Assault
Just after midnight on Wednesday 3rd October, a 32 year old woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting another woman in a flat in Campbell Street, Lochgilphead. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Careless Driving
About 7.50pm on Thursday 4th October, a collision occurred between a Ford Transit and a BMW X5, subsequently a 48 year old man was charged with alleged Careless Driving. No persons were injured as a result of the collision and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Breach of the Peace
About 1pm on Friday 5th October, a disturbance occurred at a house in the Ford area. Subsequently a 41 year old man was arrested and charged with an alleged Breach of the Peace. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Drunk Driver
About on 11.10pm on Friday 5th October in Chalmers Street, Ardrishaig, a car was stopped and the 62 year old man who was driving was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Drunk in Charge of Vehicle
About 1.30am on Saturday 6th October, in Lochnell Street, Lochgilphead, a 24year old man was found in a vehicle and was arrested for allegedly being in charge of it while under the influence of alcohol. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Failure to report Accident
About 2am on Sunday 7th October, a car crashed in to the Canal Bridge on the A83 at Ardrishaig. Later that date, a 54 year old man was traced and arrested and charged with allegedly failing to report the crash to Police and failing to identify the diver o f the vehicle at the time of the crash. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Possession of Drugs
About 1.25am on Sunday 7th October, a disturbance was reported at a house in Tarbert. Police attended and subsequently a 21 year old man was charged with alleged possession of a small amount of Cannabis. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Attempted Break-in
Between 11.30am and 1pm on Sunday 7th October, a window on a house near to Kilmory Industrial estate, Lochgilphead was smashed. Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to call Lochgilphead Police on 01546 702200.

Bogus Workmen Incident
About 1.20 pm on Friday 5th October, at a house in Kilmory Road, Lochgilphead, 4 men (17yrs, 19yrs, 25yrs & 26yrs) were detained and subsequently arrested for allegedly attempting to defraud the house owner by charging grossly excessive fees for maintenance work on the house. A report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police Warning
Police would like to warn residents to be very wary of door to door callers offering to carry out work on houses or gardens.

Sergeant Iain MacNicol says: ‘I would like to remind people to be vigilant in respect of traders coming to their door offering to carry out work. My advice would be not to agree to any payment for ad hoc work and certainly not to let such people in to their house or view the back garden. If people want work done, they should contact a reputable and recommended firm who will give a quote. I would also urge people to look out for their elderly relatives and neighbours and ensure they are reminded not to hand over any money without contacting a relative, Trading Standards or Police for advice.’

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