Police Files – 22.10.20

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Anti-social driving

About 12.10am on Saturday October 17, on Main Street, Bowmore, a white Ford Fiesta car was seen being driven in an anti-social and erratic manner. Police stopped the car and the driver and a 20-year-old man was issued with an Anti-Social Behaviour warning.

An ASBO warning is valid for 12 months and if the driver or the vehicle is involved in a similar Anti-Social driving incident again within that period, the vehicle will be seized by Police. The vehicle will only be returned to the owner on production of proof of ownership and payment of the recovery/storage fees.

Vehicle damaged

Between midday and 2pm on Monday October 12, within the Stafford Street parking area, Oban, a Silver Mercedes SLK car was damaged by having the front door struck by another vehicle which failed to stop and report the collision. Police are investigating.

Breach of curfew allegation

About 9.20pm on Tuesday October 13, in a house in Catalina Avenue, Oban, a 28-year-old woman allegedly breached bail curfew conditions imposed by the court by failing to present herself to officers. Police arrested and charged the woman and a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Assault charge

About 10.50pm on Thursday October 15, at Corran Esplanade, Oban, two men , aged 31 and 32 allegedly assaulted another man. Police arrested and charged the men who were held for court and a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.


About 12.10pm on Thursday October 15, on the Corran Esplanade, Oban, a vehicle was stopped and the driver, a man aged 28 was arrested for allegedly failing a roadside drug test. Subsequently a blood sample was taken for analysis.


About 12.30pm on Thursday October 15 at Dunollie Road, Oban, three men, aged between 32 and 33, allegedly failed to provide their details to police in relation to an incident. Police arrested and charged the men and a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.


About 2.30am on Saturday October 17 at Shuna Terrace, Oban, a window was smashed by an unknown person throwing something through it. Police are investigating.

Racism graffiti

Between 7am on Wednesday October 14 and 10am on Friday October 16 at Soroba Road, Oban, racist graffiti was sprayed onto a wall. Police are investigating.

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.