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After being found in a vehicle allegedly under the influence of alcohol, a man, aged 24, failed to provide a breath specimen at 6.40am on Wednesday February 17 at Bowmore Hospital, Islay. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Anti-social behaviour warning
About 8pm on Saturday February 20, on Shore Street, Bowmore, Islay, a car was driven in an anti-social manner with excessive speed and revs. The car was stopped by police and the driver, a man aged 23, was issued with an Anti-Social Behaviour warning (ASBO).
An ASBO is valid for 12 months and if the driver or the vehicle is involved in a similar 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.
Police are investigating after someone entered a caravan in the back garden of a house in Hillside, Bowmore, Islay, sometime between 10am and 2pm on Friday February 19. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
About 11.20am on Tuesday February 16, at Lynn Court, Oban, a man aged 23 was stopped and searched by police and allegedly found in possession of cannabis. A house was subsequently searched under warrant where further cannabis was located. The drugs have been sent for analysis and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Police searched a house in Shore Street, Oban, under warrant about 1pm on Wednesday February 17. A man, aged 39, was allegedly found in possession of controlled drugs which were sent for analysis.
About 3am on Friday February 19 at Ganavan Sands, Oban, a woman, 34, was stopped by police while driving her car and subsequently arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
About 10.45pm on Friday February 19, at Gallanach Road, Oban, a car was stopped and searched by police. A man, 20, was allegedly found in possession of cannabis and cocaine. A man, aged 21, was allegedly found in possession of cocaine. Both men were cautioned and charged and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
Sometime between 6pm on February 19 and 7.30am on February 20, both wing mirrors on a white Vauxhall van were kicked off near Ulva Road, Soroba, Oban. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Between July 1 2020 and February 19 2021, at Dalmally, a 33-year-old man allegedly stalked a woman by repeatedly sending messages having been told to desist. The man was arrested and charged and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
Anyone with information in relation to the above, or to any incident, should contact their local police station on telephone number 101 or, anonymously, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.