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30 December 08
Serious Assault Thurso

Between 0200hrs and 0245hrs on Sunday 28th December a 32 year old male was assaulted within a night club in Thurso, which resulted in him receiving head injuries.
Following enquiries a 28 year old male is being reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to this incident.
Northern Constabulary would like to extend their thanks to members of the public for their assistance in this enquiry.

7 December 08
The Caithness & Sutherland Farm Watch Scheme
NFU Scotland and the Northern Constabulary have worked together to launch a new initiative "The Caithness & Sutherland Farm Watch Scheme", and details of this scheme have already been circulated to NFU Scotland members in the area. If you have not received any information, or you are not a member of NFU Scotland, then please may I take this opportunity to introduce it to you. The scheme incorporates information being distributed to the local farming community within Caithness & Sutherland. This has been done already through information which has been sent along with NFU Scotland material to local members, and we now have the opportunity to include information via Donald S. McGregor & Partners, Veterinary Surgeons, which enables us to reach wider members of the farming community who may not already be members of NFU Scotland.

The Caithness & Sutherland Farm Watch Scheme seeks to encourage our local farmers to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity they see to the Police to help combat crime in rural areas, where machinery and plant can be vulnerable to thefts. Added to this, we can look to target those individuals who are concerned in the theft of plant or machinery and domestic oil or diesel.

Farmers and indeed any members of the public who see suspicious individuals or vehicles in rural areas, are asked to get in touch with the Police immediately. If you have any questions in relation to Crime Prevention matters please contact me at Thurso
Police Station.
PC Jennifer Baughan
Community Safety Officer

16 November 08
Window Damaged At Balti House, Wick
Police in Wick are making enquiries into an incident that occurred about 0230hrs on Sunday 16th November 2008, where the front window of the Balti House, Bridge Street, Wick, was damaged. At this time the area was busy with late night patrons from local licensed premises, a group of whom it is believed witnessed this damage occurring.
Wick Police are particularly interested in tracing two males who were seen leaving the area in a Dark coloured Hatchback car, which had been parked directly opposite the Balti house facing in a Northerly direction at the time the damage occurred and may have information regarding the incident.
Any persons with information relating to this incident is requested to contact Wick Police Station or Crimestoppers.

25 October 08
Smashed Window - Sinclair Terrace, Wick
On Thursday 23rd October 2008 at 2040 hours a window was smashed at 13 Sinclair Terrace at the junction with Macleay Street Wick. The window was smashed and made of toughened glass.
Any person with information please contact PC 401 Simpson or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

17 October 08
Vandalism At Lindsay Drive, Wick
About 2100hours on Monday 13th October 2008 a window pane was damaged by youths throwing items at an address at Lindsay Drive, Wick.
Wick Police are seeking information relating to a group of six youths who were in the area at the time.
Any person with information relating to this crime is requested to contact Wick Police Station or Crimestoppers.
NJC/13957/8 refers

15 October 08
Theft From Van At Macrae Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a Theft from a Van on Macrae Street, Wick between 1600 hours on 13/10/08 and 0700 hours on 14/10/08 where a number of items were stolen from within the van. Police are particularly interested in prescription medication which was also stolen from within the van.
Any person with information please contact PC109 Morrison or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

15 October 08
Vandalism At Louisburgh Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to vandalism at 23 Loiusburgh Street, Wick, between 2300 hours on Monday 13/10/08 and 1400 hours on Tuesday 14/10/08 in which a communal door was damaged.
Any person with information please contact PC109 Morrison or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

14 October 08
Vandalism - Ironside Place, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding a window being damaged at 94 Ironside Place, Thurso, about 2130-2200 hours on Thursday, 9 October 2008.
Any person with information please contact PC 515 MacKintosh or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

13 October 08
Witnesses Wanted Regarding Fight At Coach Road Louisburgh Stree, Wick

About 9.15pm on Friday 10th October 2008, a small group of female youths were fighting on Coach Road close to itís junction with Louisburgh Street, Wick. A front door of a house on Coach Road was damaged during this incident. Police are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.
Any person/s with information about this incident or who witnessed it are asked to contact PC 563 Macleod or the duty officer at Wick Police Station on 01955 603551 or confidentially via Crimestoppers on 0800 500 111.

5 October 08
Drug Users Warning As Death Toll Rises
NORTHERN Constabulary and the Procurator Fiscal are currently investigating five deaths in the Inverness area, which occurred during September 2008, and which may be drug related.
The Critical Incident Group is being convened, with representatives of Northern Constabulary, the Procurator Fiscal Service and NHS Highland, to look at the circumstances of each death, pending full information being provided by way of pathological and toxicological evidence.
In the meantime Northern Constabulary and the Procurator Fiscal Service would wish to endorse the advice which has already been provided by NHS Highland through the Highland Drug and Alcohol Action Team (HDAAT) to injecting drug users.
HDAAT points out the dangers of injecting controlled drugs and taking multiple types of different drugs.
John Glenday, Harm Reduction Coordinator says:
"There is no safe way to inject illicit drugs. We urge drug users to seek professional help and advice to deal with their problems at the earliest opportunity. Those who are uncomfortable discussing their drugs use can obtain confidential and anonymous advice from local needle exchange staff."
Jaci Douglas, Chair of HDAAT added:
"The Highland Drug and Alcohol Action Team is constantly working to extend the range and accessibility of services for drug users in Highland. Details of the full range of services available can be found on our website: www.hdaat.org.uk
Injecting drug users who wish more information and advice may contact;
John Glenday, Harm Reduction Coordinator 01463 704813
Osprey House 01463 716888

13 September 08
Witness To Accident in Castletown
Wick Police are keen to trace the female who was first on the scene of a one car road traffic collision which happened about 6pm on Wednesday 10th September 2008 on B876 Wick to Castletown road at the Black Hill bends, 2 miles West of Reiss.
It is believed this female used another personís mobile phone to contact the emergency services on behalf of the elderly male driver of the motor car which left the road. This person is requested to contact Constable 563 Macleod or the duty officer at Wick Police Station on 01955 603 551.

11 September 08
Lost Medication
Police in Wick are reporting for information, loss of a substantial amount of prescribed medication in the Wick town centre area. The medication consisted of a quantity (around 260) of a variety of different tablets in bottles and blister packs, and was lost during the day on Wednesday 10 September 2008.
Members of the public are reminded of the importance of safely disposing of found medicines. Please hand them in to the police or the nearest pharmacist.

8 September 08
Wellington Street, Wick - Broken Window
Between 11:30pm and 11:50pm on Friday 5th September 2008, a front door window panel was smashed on a house on Wellington Avenue.
Any persons who witnessed this crime or saw suspicious persons on Wellington Street during the stated times is asked to contact PC 563 Macleod or the duty officer at Wick Police Station on 01955 603 551. Alternatively call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.

15 June 08
Missing Person - Wick
Police in Wick are becoming increasingly concerned about a fifteen year old girl who has been missing from home since Friday 13th June. She is described as approximately 5'2" tall, slim build, with straight shoulder length light brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black 'Helly Hansen' jacket, blue jeans and white/pink 'Nike' trainers. She is possibly in the Thurso/Halkirk area.
Any person with infomration please contact Wick Police on 01955 603551.
Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555
111.

15 June 08
FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISION - CAITHNESS

Between 3am and 5am on Saturday 14 June 2008, a single vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the A9 public road close to Tacher on the Causewaymire near to Thurso, Caithness.  The northbound Vauxhall motor vehicle left the roadway and as a result the 23 year old driver of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries. He is identified as Alexander Stuart O'Brien from Occumster, Lybster. A report is to be submitted to the area Procurator Fiscal.
Police at Wick are appealing for witnesses to the incident and can be
contacted on 01955 603551.

2 June 08
Vandalism, Wick
On Sunday 1st June 2008, about 0100 hours, a brick was thrown through a ground floor window of a house on the junction of Macleay Street with Sinclair Terrace, Wick.  Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or knows the identity of the person responsible.
Any persons with information is asked to contact PC 563 Macleod or the duty officer at Wick Police Station or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.

2 June 08
Road Traffic Collision - Thurso

Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a Road Traffic Collision that took place on Sinclair Street in Thurso on Friday 30th May 2008 around 1730hrs.  The incident involved a car and a motorcycle.
Any person with information please contact PS793 Graham or Duty Officer at Thurso Police Station on 01847893222.  Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111.

2 June 08
Vandalism - Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a garage door being damaged on at the rear of Ormlie Road, Thurso between 5.00pm Tuesday 27th May and 5.30pm Thursday 29th May 2008.
Any person with information please contact PC264 Euan Howie or Duty Officer at Thurso Police Station on 01847893222.  Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111.

2 June 08
Housebreaking - Sordale
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses or information regarding the theft of copper material from a house under renovation at Sordale, Thurso.  The house was broken into between Saturday 24th May and Wednesday 28th May 2008.
Any person with information please contact PC284 MacKay or Duty Officer at Thurso Police Station on 01847893222.  Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111.

2 June 08
Theft - Gills
Between 17th May and 23rd May 2008, two sets of alloy wheels were stolen from the grounds of a house in Gills, near Canisbay.  Police are keen to hear from residents in the Gills area who may have seen suspicious persons or vehicles in the area during the stated dates especially during the hours of darkness.
Should any person be offered for sale a set of alloy wheels suitable for a Saab, Vauxhall or Ford motor car, then they are asked to contact Wick Police Station.
Any persons with information is asked to contact PC 563 Macleod or the duty officer at Wick Police Station on 01955603551 or call CRIMESTOPPERS confidentially on 0800 555 111

30 May 08
Theft At Sordale
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses or information regarding the theft of copper material from a house under renovation at Sordale, Thurso. The house was broken into between Saturday the 24th May and Wednesday the 28th May.

30 May 08
Vandalism At Ormlie Road, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a Garage Door being damaged on at the rear of Ormlie Road, Thurso between 5.00pm Tuesday 27th May and 5.30pm Thursday 29th May 2008.

19 May 08
Wiper Arm Damaged At Castlegreen Road, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding a rear screen wiper arm damaged on a Peugeot 206 parked on Castlegreen Road near to Trostan Terrace Thurso between 1745 on 18/05/08 and 00.25 on Monday 19/05/08.
Any person with information please contact PC 755 Wymer or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

15 May 08
8 Wheels Stolen From Harpsdale
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a theft that occurred in the Harpsdale area in Halkirk, between 11pm Tuesday 13/5/8 and 0530hrs Wednesday 14/5/8. During this time, about 8 alloy wheels and tyres have been removed from the garden of a property.
Any person with information please contact the Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

5 May 08
Vauxhall Astra Vandalised in Sinclair Terrace, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to an incident were a car was vandalised whilst parked on Sinclair Terrace, Wick, between 8.15pm on Sunday 4th may 2008 and 8.30am on Monday 5th May 2008. The vehicle, a Vauxhall Astra had both wing mirrors damaged.
NJ5987/08 refers
Any person with information please contact Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

4 May 08
Heating Oil Stolen At Reay
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses or information in relation to a theft of heating oil from an address at Reay, Caithness over the weekend of Thursday 24th to Monday 28th April 2008.
Any witnesses who may have any knowledge of this or similar thefts about this time are asked to contact Thurso Police Station on 01847 893222.

30 April 08
Wheel Trims Theft
Between 1600 hours on Friday 25th and 0200 hours on Monday 28th April 2008, a set of four silver plastic wheel trims were stolen from a Vauxhall motor car parked on Agnes Street near to the bus stop on South Road / Gladstone Place, Wick.
Police are keen to speak to any persons who witnessed any persons acting suspiciously around parked vehicles on Agnes Street during the weekend.
Any persons with information relating to this incident is requested to contact the duty officer at Wick Police Station or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
NJ 5602/08 refers.

30 April 08
Window Damage At K2, Wick
About 2115hours on Saturday 26th April 2008 damage was caused to a window at the K2 restaurant, Bridge Street, Wick.
Wick Police wish to hear from any persons who have information about this incident.
NJC/5477/08 REFERS

30 April 08
Cars Damaged At Lyth Village Hall
Between Thursday 17th and Saturday 26th April 2008 damage has been caused to tyres on Landrover Discovery and Rover 400 motorcars whilst parked and unattended within the grounds of the Lyth Village Hall. Between 0900hours and 1030hours on Saturday 19thApril, further damage was caused to a sign at the road end of Swartiebank House, Lyth which was daubed with graffiti.
Police wish to hear from any persons with information relating to these incidents.
NJC/5590/08 REFERS

29 April 08
NORTHERN CONSTABULARY ARREST EIGHT IN DRUGS OPERATION
As part of a Northern Constabulary Drug Squad operation a large quantity of class A drugs and money have been seized over the weekend. Cocaine with the estimated street value of £50,000 was recovered along with approximately £50,000 in cash from various properties around the Inverness area.

A total of eight arrests were made following the search of a number of properties as part of Operation Amuse which has been a long term operation aimed to clamp down on the large scale supply of cocaine and other class A drugs in the Highlands and Islands.

Those arrested are appearing in Inverness Sheriff Court today, which included three women aged 23, 31 and 48 and five men aged 23, 29, 31, 33 and 39 in relation to drug supply and money laundering offences. Head of the Drug Squad, Detective Inspector Iain Smith said: "These seizures and arrests represent a significant attack on the trafficking of cocaine in the Force area. 2We have a sizable number of officers dedicated to this nature of crime in order to make the Highlands and Islands a safer place to live and work."

29 April 08
CCTV Spreads Its Watch In Highland
A paper was presented at the Inverness City Committee on Monday 28th April giving members an update on the CCTV system in the city and advising them that a comprehensive review of the city system will be undertaken as part of a Highland review. The review will look at improvements needs to increase the effectiveness of CCTV cameras, and a strategic improvement plan will be drafted. Members comments on this plan will be sought after it is presented at a future city committee. City members have already approved the installation of CCTV cameras for Ness Islands and a further report on the technical options and costs for the installation will also be prepared

The Highland wide review will involve looking at the technical options and investigating the investment required to meet the needs of Highland communities.

Currently there are 9 separate CCTV systems in Highland, incorporating 96 cameras in Thurso, Wick, Tain, Invergordon, Dingwall, Muir of Ord, Inverness, Nairn and Fort William. Most of these systems were originally installed through local initiatives and fund-raising by local CCTV Partnerships involving public and business interests. They are all separate systems, installed by different suppliers. In 2002 The Highland Council adopted these separate systems and has already invested in improvements and upgrades.

The Highland Council now works in partnership with Northern Constabulary to run the Public Space CCTV initiative in Highland. The Council is the owner of the systems with Northern Constabulary registered as the Data Manager of the systems, controlling the management of images within the Data Protection Act requirements.

The report presented to Inverness members explained that in the city there are 29 cameras covering almost all entry and exit routes and main pedestrian areas, making it the largest ~self contained~ system. Images from the city cameras are routed to a central matrix in the city centre then conveyed to the control room at the Police Station on Burnett Road. Approval was given in January 2007 to extend the system to include 2 additional cameras at Ness Islands. Investigations are on-going concerning the most appropriate technology to use to cover this area and also looking at taking into account the changing City Streetscape.

The Highland annual revenue cost in 2007-08 was £173,000 which was met by contributions from the Council, Government Community Safety Fund and Inverness and Tain Common Good Funds. The report highlighted to members, that CCTV technology is rapidly changing and further investment is required for installing new equipment as well as increasing funds to cover maintenance costs and the revenue costs for providing a monitoring service.

A working group is being established between The Highland Council and Northern Constabulary to undertake the Highland wide review and their findings will be reported back to the City Committee.

27 April 08
Electric Fence Energiser Unit Stolen From Newton Hill, Wick
Between 1430hrs Thursday 24th and 0900hrs Friday 25th April 2008, a distinctive electric fence energizer unit manufactured by Rutland was stolen from a field to the rear of a house in the Newtonhill area of Wick. Police are keen to trace a small red car seen in the Newtonhill area that Thursday night.
Should any person be offered for sale a second hand Rutland electric fence energizer unit they should contact Wick Police Station.
Any persons with information about the small red car or any other vehicles or persons acting suspiciously in the Newtonhill area that night is asked contact the duty officer at Wick Police Station or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.
NJ/5405/08 refers.

25 April 08
Assaults At Skinandis
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding two assaults which occurred with the gents toilet in Skinandiís, Sir Georges Street, Thurso, in the early hours of Sunday, 20 April 2008.
Any person with information please contact PC 515 MacKintosh or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

4 April 08
Broken Glass Door At Hillhead Road, Wick
About 2140 hours on Tuesday 1st April 2008 damage was caused to a pane of glass within the rear door of a private dwelling at Hillhead Road, Wick as a result of an object having been thrown at it. Police wish to hear from any persons with information relating to this damage or who may have seen two male youths in the area at the time..

4 April 08
Shed Damaged At Argyle Square, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for any information relating to an incident which occurred between 2100 Monday 31st March, and 0930 Tuesday 1st April 2008, during which time a shed in Argyle Square was damaged in an attempt to gain entry.
Police are also interested in an any persons who may have observed a group of youths passing through gardens in the Argyle Square/Newton Hill area between 1PM and 2PM on Monday 31st March.
It is requested that any person with information relating to this incident contacts Wick Police Station 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

27 March 08
Van Vandalised - Rear Of Bridge Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism at the rear of Bridge Street, Wick, between 2100 hours on Saturday 22/03/08 and 1100 hours on Monday 24/03/08 whereby a tyre to a Volkswagen van was damaged.
Any persons with information regarding this vandalism to contact Wick Police Station.

27 March 08
Theft From Building Site - Wellington Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of theft. Between 1730hrs on 21st March 2008 and 1200hours on 25th March 2008, numerous pieces of wire mesh brick guards were stolen from a building site on Wellington Street, Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area at this time is urged to call Wick Police station.
Any person with information please contact Constable Macleod 597 or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

27 March 08
Outside Light Broken At Town Hall, Wick

Between Thursday 20th March at 1700 hours and Tuesday 25th March 2008 a outside light at the Town Hall in Bridge Street Wick was damaged by unknown means.
Any person with information please contact PC 302 McLay or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

27 March 08
Vandalism - Bowling Green, Thurso

Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism to the bowling green in Thurso. Overnight on Sunday 16 March when glass bottles were taken from the nearby recycling bins and smashed on the bowling green causing damage to the playing surface.
Any person with information please contact OFFICER DETAILS or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

27 March 08
Vandalism - Union Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism in Union Street, Wick, on 21st March 2008 which resulted in the front door window of a dwelling being damaged.
Any persons with information regarding this vandalism to contact Wick Police Station.

27 March 08
Vandalism Huddart Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism in Huddart Street, Wick, on 22nd March 2008 which resulted in damage being caused to staircase within a shared entrance.
Any persons with information regarding this vandalism to contact Wick Police Station

26 March 08
Car Vandalised At Harland Gardens, Castletown
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism to a car in the Harland Gardens area in Castletown. The vandalism occurred between 1130hrs and 1800hrs on Sunday 23rd of March 2008. Any persons with information regarding this incident please call Thurso Police Station on 01847 893222 or crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111.

26 March 08
Car Hit And Run - A9 Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses after a motor car travelling west on the A9 Gillock to Thurso public road near to Shalmstry, about 2140 hours on Saturday 22 March 2008 was struck to its offside by a car travelling in the opposite direction. The car which was struck suffered damage to the offside door mirror, front offside window and metal door trim. The other car failed to stop but is also believed to have suffered damage to its offside particularly to its door mirror. It is further believed that this vehicle may be blue in colour.
Any person with information please contact or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

26 March 08
Vandalism - Castle Street, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses for vandalism whereby at approximately 0200hours on Friday 14th March 2008 someone walked along Castle Street, Thurso banging on windows and doors and caused damage to garden ornament.
Any person with information please contact PC 239 PRICE or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

26 March 08
Vandalism - Girnigoe Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism at 20 Girnigoe Street, Wick between 0000 hours on Friday 21/03/08 and 1300 hours on Monday 24/03/08 whereby a window to the rear of the dwelling was smashed.
Any persons with information regarding this vandalism to contact Wick Police Station.

26 March 08
Vandalism - Wellington Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism at 25 Wellington Avenue, Wick at about 7 pm on Monday 24/03/08 whereby a door to the flats at that address was damaged.
Any person with information please contact OFFICER DETAILS or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

25 March 08
Minibus Stolen From Sinclair Terrace, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident involving the theft of a motor vehicle. Between 1900hrs on 22nd March 2008 and 0900hours on 23rd March 2008 when a minibus was stolen from outside an address on Sinclair Terrace, Wick. The vehicle was later recovered abandoned in the area of Newton Road, Wick.
Any person with information please contact Constable 253 McDermid or the Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

25 March 08
Vandalism At Bremners Walk, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism at 5 Bremners Walk, Wick between 1830 hours on Friday 21/03/08 and 0700 hours on Saturday 22/03/08 whereby a window to the front of the house was smashed.
Any persons with information regarding this vandalism to contact Wick Police Station.

25 March 08
Attempted Break-in At Louisburgh Street, Wick
About 0140hours on Friday 21st March 2008 damage was caused to the lock of a communal doorway at a block of flats at Louisburgh Street, Wick. Wick Police wish to hear from any persons with information relating to this damage or who may have seen youths attempting to enter a building around this time.

25 March 08
Break In At Lybster Fire Station
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses regarding an incident which happened between 1500 hours Wednesday 19th March 2008 and 1500 hours Thursday 20th March 2008, on Main Street, Lybster when person(s) forced entry into the Fire Station.
Any person with information please contact PC Simpson or Duty Officer at Wick Police Station on 01955 603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

25 March 08
Van Damaged At Whitehouse Park, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses regarding an incident which happened between 1700 hours Wednesday 19th March 2008 and 0900 hours Thursday 20th March 2008, at Whitehouse Park, Wick, when a van windscreen was damaged.
Any person with information please contact PC Simpson or Duty Officer at Wick Police Station on 01955 603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

25 March 08
Did You See Anything Suspicious At East End, Wick?
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses regarding an incident which happened between 1600 hours Monday 17th March 2008 and 1600 hours Thursday 20th March 2008, at a house at East End, Wick, when the locks on the doors of the dwelling were tampered with.
Any person with information please contact PC Simpson or Duty Officer at Wick Police Station on 01955 603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

25 March 08
Solar Lights Stolen From Wick Garden
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a Theft at Seaforth Avenue ,Wick between 1930 hours on 21/02/08 and 2130 hours on 21/02/08 when 2 solar lights were removed from the garden.
Any persons with information regarding this vandalism to contact Wick Police Station.

21 March 08
Wildlife Operation - Badenoch, Strathspey and Nairn

NORTHERN Constabulary together with officers from Tayside, Lothian and Borders Police and Grampian Police yesterday (20 March 2008) carried out an operation to target wildlife crime in the Badenoch, Strathspey and Nairn area. Around 50 officers supported by officials from the National Wildlife Crime Unit, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Government Rural Payments Inspections Directorate (SGRPID) and the SSPCA took part in the day long operation which was the culmination of a lengthy planning process. A substantial number of items were recovered during the searches of several properties and locations in the Badenoch, Strathspey and Nairn area. Inquiries will continue over the coming weeks and months.

19 March 08
Broken Window At Southend, Lybster
About 0300 hours Saturday 15th March 2008 a window was broken at Southend Lybster
Any person with information please contact PC 302 McLay or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

18 March 08
Broken Windows At Thurso Railway Station

Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to two windows being broken at Thurso Railway Station between 5.00pm Monday 17th March 2008 and 9.40am Tuesday 18th March 2008.
Any person with information please contact Euan Howie or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

18 March 08
Deliberate Tyre Damage At Girnigoe Street, Wick
Between 2000hrs on Sunday 16th March 2008 and 0630hrs on Monday 17th March 2008 A Ford motor car was found to have one of the tyres deliberately damaged by apparently being cut, whilst it was parked at an address in Girnigoe street Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.
Any person with information please contact OFFICER DETAILS or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

18 March 08
Broken Window At Assembly Rooms, Wick

Police in Wick are appealing for information regarding damage caused to the Assembly Rooms, Wick, between 1330hrs Saturday 15th March and 0900hrs on Monday 17th March 2008. Damage consisted of a window being broken.
Any person with information please contact Wick Police station on 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111. Reference:- NJ/3498/8

18 March 08
Buddha Statue Stolen At Murkle

Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to the theft of 8 solar garden lights and a 16Ē Buddha statue from a property in Murkle between 11.00pm Saturday 15th March 2008 and 7.00am Sunday 16th March 2008.
Any person with information please contact Euan Howie or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

18 March 08
Car Vandalised At Harald Street, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses for an act of vandalism whereby sometime between the hours of 2100hours on Saturday 15th and 0830 hours on Sunday 16th March 2008 someone caused damage to the side of a car parked unattended on Harald Drive in Thurso.
Any person with information please contact PC 239 PRICE or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

28 February 08
Flat At Wellington Street, Wick Broken Into
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. Between 2000hrs on 26th February 2008 and 1425 hours on 27th February 2008, the door to a flat on Wellington Street, Wick was damaged, the premises was entered and damaged caused. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.
Any person with information please contact Constable Macleod 597 or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

28 February 08
Citroen Xantia Damaged At Thurso Train Station
Between 2100 Hours Tuesday 19th of February 2008 and 2100 hours Tuesday 26th of February 2008, The vehicle windscreen, drivers side wing mirror and bonnet of a Green Citroen Xantia parked at Thurso Train Station, Lovers Lane, Thurso, Caithness, were damaged by person unknown.

28 February 08
Fort William pair get 10 years each for culpable homicide

NORTHERN Constabulary today welcomed the sentencing of JOHN GEMMEL and DONALD MCPHEE at Glasgow High Court for the culpable homicide of John MacDonald. Mr MacDonald, who lived alone in Glendessary Street, Caol, Fort William, was attacked by Gemmel and McPhee on the night of 20 March 2007 when they forced their way into his home and launched a "brutal and sustained attack," on him using knives.

Both men received 10 years each at the High Court in Glasgow for their part in Mr MacDonald's death. The officer leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Gordon Greenlees, said: "This sentence, which is a considerable term of imprisonment, reflects the severity and brutality of this crime.

"I hope that the family of John MacDonald can take some comfort from this sentence and are now able to move on." During the trial it was alleged that the victim may have committed sexual offences over 25 years ago and that this was the motive for the killing. DI Greenlees added: "There is no conclusive evidence to substantiate these allegations and the conduct of Gemmel and McPhee, in seeking to take law into their own hands and take retribution by committing this horrendous crime, is unacceptable. Conduct of this type within our communities will not be tolerated."

He continued: "The level of violence, which was fuelled by alcohol, was extreme and resulted in over 40 stab wounds to the head, neck and chest of the victim. "I would also like to pay tribute to the Police Officers who attended the scene and conducted the subsequent investigation for their professionalism in gathering the necessary evidence to secure a conviction and today's sentencing."

22 February 08
Drugs Seizure - Lerwick

AS part of an ongoing operation to reduce the supply of illegal drugs to Shetland, officers this morning seized a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs. The substance, which is suspected to be heroin, has an approximate street value of £9000 and was recovered at Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal, Lerwick. A 45-year-old man is now in custody and is expected to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court in due course.

Police are continuing their efforts to disrupt the supply of drugs to Shetland and ask the public to maintain their support by reporting any information and activity they suspect to be connected to illegal drugs. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Lerwick Police Station on 01595 692110 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

20 February 08
Tractor wheels Damaged At Harbour Quay, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for information regarding damage caused to the wheels of a tractor parked on Harbour Quay , Wick. Between 1800 hours on 16th February and 0630 hours on 19th February 2008.
Any person with information please contact Wick Police station on 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111. Reference:- NJ/2204/8

19 February 08
Stranger Danger Alert - Inverness
About 3pm today (Tues 19th February 2008), an incident occurred in King Street, Inverness whereby the male driver of a vehicle spoke to two young children, causing obvious alarm The vehicle is described as being a blue BMW or similar, with yellow windows and gold alloys. The driver is described as being male, in his late 20's with shoulder length black hair.
Anyone with knowledge as to the identity of the vehicle and/or driver is asked to contact Inverness police on 01463 715555 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

19 February 08
Fences Broken At Oldfield Court, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding two garden fences being damaged in the area of Oldfield Court on 13th and 14th February 2008.
Anyone with information please contact PC 515 MacKintosh or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

19 February 08
Car Damaged In Castletown
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses in relation to a car that was damaged whilst parked in Castletown. The car is a silver Skoda Superb. Whilst parked in main Street Castletown its offside wing mirror was damaged. The damage occurred on the 8/02/08 sometime between 1830hrs and 1945hrs.
Any person with information please contact PC 284 A Mackay or Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

19 February 08
Assault - Recreation Park Between Coach Road and Green Road, Wick

Between 0005 hrs and 0030 hrs on Sunday 17th February 2008, a young Keiss couple were walking through the recreation Park between Coach Road and Green Road Wick towards Green Road when they were attacked by a group of up to four youths who had been loitering in the darkness in the centre of the park. The couple subsequently made their way to a relativeís house in Wick where the alarm was raised.
The male victim attended Caithness General Hospital with facial injuries and was released after receiving treatment.
Police wish to hear from any persons with information relating to this incident and who may have seen any persons in the area of the park between the stated times.
Any persons with information relating to this incident is requested to contact Wick Police Station or Crimestoppers.

19 February 08
Spray Paint At Wick High School
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. Between 2130hrs on 14th February 2008 and 1630hours on 15th February 2008. The damage consisted of spray paint being sprayed onto the exterior walls of buildings within the grounds of Wick High School, Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.
Any person with information please contact Constable Macleod 597 or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

19 February 08
Window Smashed At Glamis Road, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in conection with an incident of vandalism, Between 1915hrs on 14th February 2008 and 2200hours on 14th February 2008. The damage consisted of a window being smashed in a property on Glamis Road Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.
Any person with information please contact Constable Macleod 597 or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

19 February 08
Vandalism North Murchison Street, Wick

Police in Wick are appealing for information regarding damage caused to the front of a house in North Murchison Street, Wick between 1745hrs on Sunday 17th February and 0730hrs on Monday 18th February 2008, where the UPVC facia of the building was kicked.
Any person with information please contact Wick Police station on 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111. Reference:- NJ/2148/8

19 February 08
Glass Door Chipped - Macleod Road, Wick
Between Saturday 9th February 2008 and 1100 hours Saturday 16th February 2008 a door was damaged in Macleod Road Wick. The damage consists of a small chip in the glass. It is unknown how the damage was caused.
Any person with information please contact PC 302 McLay or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

17 February 08
Heating Oil Theft At Harrowhill, Wick

Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of theft . Between 1645hrs on 7/2/08 and 0930hrs on 10/2/08 a large quantity of domestic heating oil was removed from an heating oil tank at an address in Harrowhill Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station
Any person with information please contact PC 326 Munro or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

16 February 08
Major Drugs Seizure In Shetland By Northern Constabulary
NORTHERN Constabulary officers in Shetland yesterday seized Class A drugs with an estimated street value of £100,000. This is one of the largest ever seizures of drugs in the Shetland Isles and underlines the Force's commitment to tackling the illegal drugs trade. The seizure included substances suspected to be heroin and cocaine.

Paul Guy Thompson, 45, from Lerwick and Desiree Madia Hassan, 44, also from Lerwick appeared on petition in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court today in connection with allegations they were concerned in the supply of illegal drugs. Both made no plea or declaration and were committed for further examination. Thompson was released on bail and Hassan was remanded in custody.

A second 45-year-old man has also been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with this incident. Area Commander for Shetland, Chief Inspector Malcolm Bell, said: "This is a significant seizure and underlines our commitment in targeting those involved in drug trafficking, particularly heroin and cocaine.

"We will continue to liaise with our partner agencies and colleagues on the mainland in attempts to reduce the availability of such drugs within the Shetland community. "Information from the public is crucial in assisting the disruption of drug dealing activity.

"Anyone with any information, however insignificant they feel it may be, should contact their local Police station or use the Crimestoppers number or Safer Shetland Action Line."
Anyone with information about drug related activity can contact Lerwick Police Station on 01595 694544, text 07921 00 99 22 or call Crimestoppers 24-7 on 0800 555 111.

11 February 08
Heating Oil Theft At Hempriggs
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a Theft at Brough Road, Hempriggs between 14/12/07 and 07/02/08 whereby a quantity of heating oil was stolen from within an outside storage tank.
Any persons with information regarding this theft and/or persons responsible are requested to contact Wick Police Station.

11 February 08
Vandalism At Willowbank, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a Vandalism that occurred when the front living room window of a house at 56 Willowbank, Wick was broken about 1840 hours on the evening of Friday 8th February 2008. In particular officers would like to speak to a small group of teenage youths who were seen to run away from outside the house and into Leishman Avenue, Wick immediately following this incident.
Any persons with information regarding this act of Vandalism and/or the persons responsible are requested to contact Wick Police Station.

11 February 08
Broken Window At Park Avenue, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding a window that was broken at Park Avenue Thurso, about 0100 hours on Friday 8th February 2008.

11 February 08
Theft From Mybster, Spittal
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding a theft of vehicle brake system parts that occurred at Mybster Spittal between Wednesday 15th August 2007 and Saturady 26th January 2008.

8 February 08
Wick Heroin Dealer Sentenced To Five Years
NORTHERN Constabulary today welcomed the sentence handed out to an individual who was involved in the supply of heroin in the Caithness area of the Highlands. Today at Wick Sheriff Court, George McPhee Harper (25) was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the supply of illegal drugs through an organised network.  This is viewed as a major success for the Caithness and Sutherland Command Area's "Operation Joker" which was set up to deal with the supply and misuse of heroin in the Caithness and Sutherland Area.

Detective Sergeant Steve MacDonald, based at Wick said: "It is a strategic priority in Caithness and Sutherland to target those involved in the supply and distribution of controlled drugs. "Our Pro-active approach to dealing with drug suppliers like George Harper has been achieved with significant assistance from members of the community who have demonstrated that they will not tolerate or be intimidated by those intent on profiting from the many young lives affected by heroin abuse." He added "It is evident from Operation Joker's outcome and other recent seizures in the Northern Constabulary area, the successes we can have when intelligence led policing is utilised."

Harper, formerly of Nicolson Street, Wick appeared from custody. Police would urge anyone with information about drug dealing or other drug related matters to contact their nearest police station or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

27 January 08
Police Warning On Itinerant Traders
Northern Constabulary and Trading Standards Departments in the Highlands and Islands are reminding members of the public to be on their guard against unlicensed itinerant traders known to be operating in the Highlands.
They are aware of itinerant traders selling goods door to door and are advising householders to be particularly cautious when offered goods or services at bargain prices.
Householders should ask themselves if the trader will still be around if they need to complain about the quality of the goods or wish to return them.
If any members of the public see anything of a suspicious nature with regards unlicensed door to door traders they should contact their local Police Station or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively they can contact the Trading Standards Unit on 01463 228700

26 January 08
Do Not Give Your Bank Account Details To People Who Phone

Northern Constabulary would like to remind people in Caithness and Sutherland not give their bank account details to people who telephone them asking for this information. Banks and other organisations will not ask for this information over the telephone.
If a call is received from someone purporting to be from a bank, and they ask for any account number, code or password, it is likely to be an attempt to obtain details for criminal purposes.
If you receive a telephone call of this nature, do not give out any bank/personal information.
It is known that people in the local area have been targeted with such calls in recent days.

26 January 08
Theft From House - Holborn Avenue, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a theft from a house in Holborn Avenue, Thurso. Overnight Tuesday 22/1/8, a male was disturbed within the house. The householder later discovered stereo equipment and footwear missing.
Any person with information please contact Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

26 January 08
Car Vandalised- Mackay Street, Castletown
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism that occurred in the Mackay Street, Castletown, between mid day Saturday 19/01/08 and 2pm Monday 21/1/8. During this time, the bonnet of a Ford Ka has been scratched.
Any person with information please contact Duty Officer at Thurso Police 01847893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

26 January 08
Door Damaged At Battery Road, Wick
At about 2150 hours Wednesday 16th January 2008 a front door of a property in Battery Road Wick was damaged. The damage consists of the door having been forced open which caused in to buckle inwards.
Any person with information please contact PC 302 McLay or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

26 January 08
Glass Door Broken At Willowbank, Wick
At about 2250 hours Thursday 20/12/07 damage was caused to a property in Willowbank, Wick. The damage consisted of the glass in the front door being smashed by an unknown object.
Any person with information please contact PC 302 McLay or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

19 January 08
NORTHERN CONSTABULARY LINK UP WITH EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY ACROSS THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
NORTHERN Constabulary have been working with the Construction Skills (formerly known as Construction Industry Training Board or CITB), Inverness College, Institute of Advanced Motorists and Highlands and Islands Fire & Rescue Service to educate young apprentices on road safety and responsible driving. The informative road safety sessions took place over the 4th and 5th of December 2007 and saw a total of 350 apprentices aged between 17 and 21 from over the Highlands and Islands in attendance at the Longman Campus of the Inverness College.

19 January 08
Police Warning Not To Give Bank Details Over The Phone
Northern Constabulary would like to remind people in Caithness and Sutherland not give their bank account details to people who telephone them asking for this information. Banks and other organisations will not ask for this information over the telephone.
If a call is received from someone purporting to be from a bank, and they ask for any account number, code or password, it is likely to be an attempt to obtain details for criminal purposes.
If you receive a telephone call of this nature, do not give out any bank/personal information. It is known that people in the local area have been targeted with such calls in recent days.

19 January 08
Window Broken At Barrogil Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. About 1900 hours on 16th January 2008 a window was broken at a property in Barrogill Street, Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.
Any person with information please contact Constable Macleod 597 or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

19 January 08
Property in Battery Road Wick Damaged

At about 2150 hours Wednesday 16th January 2008 a front door of a property in Battery Road Wick was damaged. The damage consists of the door having been forced open which caused in to buckle inwards.
Any person with information please contact PC 302 McLay or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

19 January 08
Tyre Damage - Claredon Place, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for information regarding damage caused to a tyre on a van, as it was parked on Claredon Place, Thurso between 1945hrs on Thursday 17th January 2008 and 0830hrs on Friday 18th January 2008.
Any person with information please contact Thurso Police station on 01847 893222. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111. Reference:- NJ/763/8

19 January 08
Door Smashed At Willowbank, Wick
At about 2250 hours Thursday 20/12/07 damage was caused to a property in Willowbank, Wick. The damage consisted of the glass in the front door being smashed by an unknown object.
Any person with information please contact PC 302 McLay or Duty Officer at Wick Police 01955603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111

15 January 08
Vandalism - Ashley Court, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to a vandalism in Ashley court, Wick, between 1800hrs on 14/01/2008 and 0400hrs on 15/12/2007 whereby a window in one of the flats was broken. Any persons with information regarding this vandalism to contact Wick Police Station.

15 January 08
Green Passat Vandalised At Willowbank, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses to an incident of Vandalism which occurred between 2200 hours on Friday 11th January and 1100 hours on Sunday 12th January 2008. Between these times a green VW Passat parked on Willowbank as dented and scratched.
NJ/ 524/08 refers

7 January 08
REDUCTION IN NUMBER OF DRINK DRIVERS IN HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
MIRRORS PICTURE ACROSS SCOTLAND

POLICE say they are pleased at the reduction in the number of people caught drink driving at the end of this yearís Festive Road Safety Campaign. A total of 61 drink drivers were detected during this yearís four-week campaign, compared to 75 in 2006/2007. Only one drug drivers was detected during this yearís campaign. The final week of the campaign saw 13 drink drivers detected, compared to 22 during the same period last year. Police believe that one of the reasons for the decrease could be the beginning of a change in attitudes towards the dangerous practice of drink driving.

7 January 08
Cars Vandalised in Pultneytown Area of Wick
Between 1800 hours and 2025hrs on Friday 5th January 2008, a number of cars were vandalised in the Pulteneytown area of Wick. Police are keen to speak to any witnesses who saw a male acting suspiciously in the area at the time.
Any persons with information relating to this incident is requested to contact PC563 Macleod at Wick Police Station or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
NJ 196/08 refers.

7 January 08
Assault - Bridge Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for information regarding an assault that took place on Bridge Street, Wick about 0410hrs on Saturday 5th January 2008. Officers would be interested in speaking with two males that were seen running away from the location, and a male who was walking a dog in the area around this time.

7 January 08
Vandalism At Thurso High School
Police at Thurso are investigating a vandalism where a window was broken and a polytunnel was ripped between the hours of 1300 and 1400 hours Wednesday 02/01/2008 at The High School Thurso

7 January 08
Windows Broken At New Flats - Williamson Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. Between 2300hrs on 31st December 2007 and 1100hrs on 3rd January 2008 windows were broken at the new flats at Silver Darlings Close, Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.

7 January 08
Window Broken At St Clair Arms Hotel, Castletown
Between 2000 hours on 01/01/08 and 1115 hours on 02/01/08, a window in the public bar of the St Clair Arms Hotel, Main Street, Castletown, Caithness, was smashed by means unknown

7 January 08
Windows Smashed At Youth Club, Millbank Road, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding an incident which happened between 1600hours Friday 28ST December and 1500 hours Sunday 30th December 2007, at Thurso Youth Club, Millbank Road, Thurso, when a number of windows were smashed

7 January 08
Vandalism At Pennyland Primary School, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding an incident which happened between 1400hours Friday 21ST December and 1400 hours Friday 28th December 2007, at Pennyland Primary School, Thurso, when a window was smashed and a bird table broken.

7 January 08
Caravan Damaged At Janet Street, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses after the window of a caravan parked in Janet Street, Thurso was damaged between 2315 hours on Friday 21 December 2007 and 2240 hours on Saturday 22 December 2007.

7 January 08
Car Damaged At Nicolson Street, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. Between 1900hrs on 2nd January 2008 and 3rd January 2008 a vehicle was damaged at Nicolson Street, Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.

3 January 08
Vandalism Nicolson Street, Wick

Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. Between 2200hrs on 2nd January 2008 and 0730hours on 3rd January 2008 a vehicle was damaged Nicolson Street, Wick. The damage consisted of three tyres being slashed.
Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.

3 January 08
Car Damaged At Princes Street, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding a car that was damaged on Princess Street Thurso between 2030 hours on Monday 31st December 2007 and 0655 hours on Wednesday 2nd January 2008.

3 January 08
Window Damaged At Wellington Street, Wick

Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. About 2230hrs on 02nd January 2008 a window was damaged at an address in Wellington street Wick. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station

3 January 08
Freswick Traffic Collision Update

Wick Police would like to issue an update to a previous media release regarding a Road Traffic Collision that occurred between a lorry and a car on Saturday 22nd December 2007 on the A99 in the Freswick area of Caithness. Further enquiry has revealed that the driver of the lorry did stop at the scene of the collision and the matter has since been resolved.
Initial information in the previously issued media release had indicated that the driver of the lorry had failed to stop following the collision.

3 January 08
Car Tyre Slashed At Round House, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident of vandalism. Between 2200hrs on 30th December 2007 and 0900hours on 31st December 2007 a vehicle was damaged, The damage consisted of all four road tyres being slashed. This occurred near to the Roundhouse at Wick Harbour. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or seen anyone suspicious in the area is urged to call Wick Police station.

3 January 08
Shop Window Damaged High Street, Wick
Between 1730 hrs 29/12/07 and 1030 hrs 31/12/07 a shop window in High Street Wick was damaged. The damage consists of the window receiving a large crack. It is unknown at this time if the damage was caused deliberately or by accident.

3 January 08
Several Cars Vandalised At St Peters Road, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses regarding a number of cars that were damaged on St Peters Road Thurso, between Sunday 30th December 2007 and Monday 31st December 2007.

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