Mar 312015

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian are appealing for information following an indecent exposure in Port Seton on Sunday.

The incident happened around 6 pm on Links Road near to the Haven Holiday Park at Seton Sands when a man in a parked car opened his door and exposed himself.

The man is described as white, tall and balding. The car was red, possibly an Audi.

Police Inspector Alan Hogarth said:

This behaviour is completely unacceptable and we intend to pursue all possible lines of enquiry to find the suspect.

This incident was very distressing for the people who witnessed it and we’re looking to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, or who knows the suspect, to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact us on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mar 022015

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses following the vandalism of a number of vehicles in Tranent.

The incident happened between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Elphinstone Road.

Between 2-3 suspects vandalised almost 30 vehicles by using various items to smash the windows.

They are described as 13-16 years old and were dressed all in black with their hoods up. One had collar-length black hair.

Sergeant Derek MacDonald said:

This was a senseless act of vandalism which has caused considerable damage and I’m urging anyone who can assist with our enquiries to come forward.

Anyone who saw the incident, or any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the incident, is asked to contact police as soon as possible on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Feb 142015

Police Scotland**Update – We’ve been told that Mrs Allan has been found safe and sound**

Police in East Lothian are appealing for information to help trace an elderly woman who has been reported missing by her family from the Port Seaton area.

Helen Allan (sometimes known as Aileen) who is 79 years old, was last seen near to her home at the Promenade, Port Seaton at 6am this morning and is believed to have got on a Lothian Region bus, possibly the number 26.

While Helen is mobile, she suffers from dementia and so may appear confused and disorientated.

She is described as white, 5ft 2in to 5ft 3in tall, slim build, greying short hair, gold-rimmed rectangular shaped glasses and carrying a black handbag with strap and pockets.

She is possibly wearing a two piece suit with a buttoned, collarless purple top, pleated skirt, and black shoes.

Inspector Andrew Hill said:

We are asking the public for their assistance in helping us trace Helen so we can establish that she is safe and well, and return her to the care of her family. Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Feb 102015

Police ScotlandPolice in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking at Castle Dykes, Cockburnspath.

The incident occurred between 8.30am on Tuesday, February 3 and 3.30pm on Wednesday, February 4.

Several high value items of jewellery were stolen along with a number of personal items.

Anyone who can assist officers with their ongoing enquiry is asked to come forward.

Philip Moule from Police Scotland said: This crime has been particularly distressing to the homeowner and I would encourage anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact police immediately.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Jan 142015

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian and the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a series of thefts and break-ins in the area.

Eight incidents have been reported and are believed to have occurred between Sunday, January 11, and Monday, January 12.

Outbuildings, such as sheds and garages, have been targeted and items reported missing include power tools, such as drills, and three vehicles including a white Ford Transit van, a silver VW van and a silver VW Golf.

Police are currently treating the incidents as linked.

Chief Inspector Andy Clark said:

We are keen to trace anyone seen acting suspiciously, particularly in the Haddington area, between Sunday evening and Monday morning. We are also urging anyone who may have seen any of the missing vehicles to come forward.

The public plays a massive part in crime prevention and I urge everyone to ensure that their properties, and access points to their land, as well as vehicles, are secured at all times.

Those with information are asked to Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dec 262014

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian have issued an appeal for witnesses to an attempted theft from a house in Aberlady this morning (December 26, 2014) in which a family pet was killed.

The incident took place in the town’s
Tranter Crescent about 1.45am while the family was sleeping.

The occupants disturbed the two men in the house, who then escaped.

They then discovered the intruders removed their eight-week-old puppy from its cage in the kitchen and had killed it.

The first suspect is described as a white male about 25 years old, 5’9” – 5’10”, medium build, with a spotty (acne) chin/mouth area. He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with a light zip and pull cords on the hood, dark colour tracksuit bottoms and dark shoes or trainers.

The second suspect is described as being a man of similar build and height also wearing dark clothing.

Detective Inspector Samantha Ainslie, who is leading the investigation, said:

This was a horrific and cruel incident and it is essential we trace these men as soon as possible.

In the meantime our enquiries are ongoing and high visibility reassurance patrols are being conducted in the local area.

Anyone who recognises the description of the men, or who has any information about this incident is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.