Police files – week 20

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Damage to dinghy

Between May 5 and May 6 a dinghy was damaged while berthed at the North Pier, Oban. Police are investigating the incident.

Stop and search

About 2pm on Wednesday May 8, a 26-year-old man was stopped and searched outside Oban Sheriff Court.  He was allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis and was charged with the offence. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Shoplifting

About 11.30am on Wednesday April 24, cosmetics and toiletries were stolen from Superdrug and Boots in George Street, Oban. Police are investigating.

Theft 

Between April 1 and May 9, a quantity of lead and a petrol generator were stolen from a site at Baligrundle on Lismore.

Telephone fraud

Police are investigating after an elderly woman was the victim of a telephone fraud scheme where a caller pretended to be a bank employee and persuaded her to transfer a large sum of money to a bogus account. Police would like to remind people to be extra vigilant of callers either on the phone or via email requesting any activity around accounts or personal details.

Suspicious person

About 11.15pm on Friday May 10, a resident in Camus Road, Dunbeg, reported a man allegedly trying to open his front door before making off towards the water when disturbed. The man is described as 18 to 30 years of age, slim, wearing a blue hooded top.

Vandalism

Around 8.30pm on Sunday May 12, police were called to Cuan Mhor, George Street, Oban, after a man allegedly became verbally abusive to staff and threw a pint glass at the bar which smashed in the service area.  A 35-year-old man was later traced and charged with the offences. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

If any member of the public has information in relation to the above, or to any incident, they can contact their local police station on telephone number 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.