Police on local beat tackle range of issues from drugs to vandals

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Police dealt with a range of issues in the town’s two wards during June, ranging from drugs offences to billboard vandalism.

Officers in the Hawick and Denholm ward charged the occupiers of a house in Beattie Court who were found to be bypassing their electricity meter to receive free power.

An incident at Burnfoot Community School resulted in three youths being apprehended and charged following vandalism at the school. They have been reported through the youth offending system.

A male was arrested on a apprehension warrant at an address in Burnfoot. He was held in police custody and appeared at court the following day.

An innvestigations into a report of a stolen bicycle in Galalaw Road is continuing, and following a drugs raid at an address in Burnfoot, the male occupier was cautioned and charged with various drugs offences.

Six concrete slabs were removed from a path outside the Abundant Life Church in Fairhurst Drive. Enquiries are ongoing but police are asking for the public’s help in solving this crime.

After a report of vandalism to the CCTV at Burnfoot Community School, a local youth was identified and charged. The youngster has been reported through the youth offending sysyem.

In Hawick and Hermitage, enquiries are ongoing into the theft of Heras fencing in Newcastleton and also a break-in in Allars Crescent, where a shed was forcibly entered by having its hinges ripped
off but nothing was
stolen.

After receiving several complaints regarding graffiti on billboards in Commercial Road, police traced the alleged culprit who was charged with vandalism and has been reported to the procurator fiscal.

A man who started shouting and swearing in the town hall left the premises before police arrived but he was traced and issued with a fixed-penalty ticket.

Following an assault in Trinity Street, two males were traced and charged. Both have been reported to the fiscal.

Following a complaint of a noisy car in the town centre, police carried out patrols and identified the vehicle. The driver was charged with
several road-traffic offences.