Police Files – 1.4.21

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Attempted housebreaking

Between 2.15pm on Saturday March 13 and 11am on Thursday March 18, an attempted break-in took place at a premises on Gallanach Road, Oban. A door was damaged but no entry was gained and no items were stolen. Police are investigating.


About 1pm on Sunday March 21, a man allegedly stole some alcohol from RS McColls, George Street, Oban. Police are carrying out enquiries in an effort to identify the man, who is said to be in his 40s, 5ft 8ins, dark brown hair and wearing a dark jumper, black and blue jacket and blue jeans.


On March 13 at Lochnell Castle, Benderloch, Oban, a Silver or White Ford Ranger collided with and damaged a gate and post. The vehicle’s driver failed to stop and report the collision. Police are investigating.


Between 5pm on Tuesday March 23 and 6am on Wednesday March 24, a container in Bonawe Quarry was broken into and some tools removed. Police are investigating.


About 5.50pm on Friday March 26, on the A85, near Glen Lochy, a motorist was stopped for allegedly exceeding the speed limit. The driver, a man aged 29, was charged and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Seil thefts

Between midnight on Friday January 1 and midday Thursday March 25, a silver outboard motor and a fan belt pulley were stolen from an insecure garden shed from an address on the Isle of Seil. Police are investigating.

Between midnight on Thursday March 19 and 12.15pm on Thursday March 25 a large and a small pinch bar were stolen from an insecure garden shed from an address on the Isle of Seil. Police are investigating.


Between 10am on Saturday March 20 and 4pm on Friday March 26 an excavator was stolen from a layby near to Ardlui. Police are investigating.

Driving offences

About 2.20am on Sunday March 28, after a car was found to have been crashed into a ditch on the A846 near Bridgend, Islay. Subsequently, a man aged 23 was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. The man was also allegedly found to have no driving licence and had taken the vehicle without the consent of the owner. The man was charged with the offences and 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.