With Inspector Steve Pratt of Grampian Police

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On Saturday, 26 or Sunday, 27 May, glass in the door of an unoccupied house in the Square, Ellon was smashed.

A youngster was observed kicking the door and getting his foot stuck before falling over, so if anyone witnessed such an incident, please get in touch with the Police at Ellon.

On Monday, May 28, a member of the public reported concerns over the manner in which a vehicle was being driven north on the A90. A Police patrol stopped the vehicle near Ellon, and the driver has since been charged with possession of a small quantity of heroin.

The next day, Tuesday, May 29, a report was received from a member of the public regarding a car being driven by someone under the influence of alcohol.

Subsequent police enquiry into the allegation has resulted in a man being reported to the Procurator Fiscal for driving while over the prescribed limit and another offence. What both of these incidents highlight to me is that members of the public have been sufficiently suspicious over something that they have witnessed and reported to the Police there and then, which has allowed positive action to be taken.

This is only to be commended and, in addition, shows what can be done when things are reported at the time.

Around 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 29 a red Peugeot motor car was seen driving along Station Road, Ellon against the ‘one way system’.

Thankfully, there was no collision, although several vehicles had to take evasive action.

A positive line of enquiry is being followed.

On 5 June, following a routine stop and check of a vehicle being driven in Balmedie, a local man was arrested for the theft of the vehicle, as well as driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Any member of the public with information relating to any of the above incidents should contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.