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At about 11am on Monday April 1, in Miller Road, Oban, a fire started in a common close. Emergency services attended and the fire was extinguished and occupants of the flats evacuated with no persons seriously injured. Later that day, a woman aged 23 was arrested for allegedly starting the fire, she was charged with the offence and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
On Wednesday April 3, a flat in Craigard Road, Oban, was searched by police. A 26-year-old man was allegedly found to be in possession items suggesting he was concerned in the supply of cannabis. He was charged and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
At about 2.15pm on Friday April 5, police seized alcohol from youths in Glencruitten Drive, Oban. Inquiries established that a woman aged 18, who was a member of the group, had just purchased the alcohol. The woman was charged and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
Theft of saw
Between 5.30pm on Thursday April 4 and 9am on Friday April 5, a large industrial Husqvarna saw which had been chained to a trailer at a building site in Kirk Road, Dunbeg, was stolen. Police are investigating.
At about 2.35pm on Friday April 5, at Loch Awe Stores, Loch Awe, a theft occurred and cash was stolen. The offenders left in a small silver car. Police are investigating..
At 2am on Saturday April 6, in Stevenson Street, Oban, a man aged 28 was arrested for behaving in an abusive manner. The man was issued with a recorded police warning.
Between 7pm on Wednesday April 3 and 10am on Thursday April 4, in Catalina Avenue, Oban, a pink/purple Raleigh child’s bicycle with stabilisers and white tyres was stolen. Police are investigating.
At 12.55am on Sunday April 7, in George Street, Oban, a man aged 18 was arrested for allegedly behaving in an abusive manner. He then resisted arrest by struggling violently with police. The man was subsequently charged and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
If anyone has information in relation to any incident, they can call police on 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.