Theft of batteries and Hare Coursing

Fraser Laird reports:

Around 1920 hours on the 25th January a dark grey estate car bearing an 05 plate was seen in suspicious circumstances near to Devilla forest Kincardine. The occupants of the vehicle were approached by a resident and they claimed to be looking for the Bogside Road however this seemed improbable at the time.

Between the 25th and 26th January, two car batteries were stolen from a field near to Cupar. The batteries were used to power an electric fence around a field containing horses. The first theft took place between 1100 hours and 1930 hours on the 25th and was discovered by the owner of the horses who then replaced the battery at 2300 hours on the same date. The next day when the owner checked on the horses at 1530 hours, the second battery had also been stolen. This is very worrying as there are obvious dangers to the horses and road users should they escape from the field.

An incident of hare coursing was reported in a field near to Ceres at 1130 on the 28th January. A local motorist travelling on the Anstruther Road narrowly missed a hare which crossed the road followed closely by a black and tan whippet dog. The motorist stopped her vehicle and saw a male described as aged mid forties 5’10’’ tall with short hair standing beside a silver Subaru estate car. The male called the dog back to the car and the motorist noticed that another male was sitting in the passenger seat.

A farm near to Cupar was targeted in the early hours of the 29th January by persons attempting to steal diesel. The farm CCTV picked up car headlights at 0127 hours but the images were not clear. Two Transit minibuses parked in the farm yard had their fuel caps forced off however it is not thought that any fuel has been taken.

If you have any information on any of the above incidents please contact the Police by telephoning 101.

Please remember if you have any concerns regarding the security of your property we can carry out a free security survey, if you would like a survey please contact me on the telephone number below.

Regards, Fraser.”

Fraser Laird

Community Safety Officer
Violence and Alcohol Reduction Unit - Prevention
Police Scotland

Brunton House
320 High Street

Telephone 01383 318745

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