Crimebreakers joint operation
OBAN police officers, road traffic police, the CID and a sniffer dog were all involved in a joint Crimebreaker operation on Friday evening.
A mobile response unit was positioned on the A85, on the outskirts of Taynuilt, where the officers came together to carry out roadside checks, clamping down on a wide range of offences.
Sergeant Alan Moore, of Oban Police Station, said: ‘These joint operations give us a chance to catch various criminal activity, including road traffic offences, drug offences and other intelligence-led offences, such as travelling criminals carrying out rural thefts.
‘It shows a police presence and the sniffer dog is used to remind people that concealed drugs can, and will, be found.’
Sergeant Moore said a number of vehicles were stopped and drivers given fixed penalty notices for various offences.
He also noted that the Crimebreaker operations were a chance for officers to give safety advice about driving in challenging or dangerous road conditions.
PC Danny Macbeth issued a warning to those thinking of drink- driving this winter. He said: ‘If you are drink driving, you will be caught.’
Oban business window smashed
POLICE are appealing for information after a business in Oban was vandalised at the weekend.
A large window at the Fugu and Haggis Tattoo Parlour in the town’s Craigard Road was smashed some time between 5pm on Friday November 18 and 11am on Saturday November 19
Anyone with information should contact Constable Scott Deakin at Oban Police Station on 101.
Drivers warned – be prepared
THERE were a handful of minor road accidents on the A85 at the weekend following icy conditions.
Sergeant Alan Moore said most occurred in the Loch Awe area, near the Falls of Cruachan Railway Station, on Saturday.
Sergeant Moore advised the public to drive according to the weather condition and to ensure they were properly prepare for driving in hazardous weather conditions.
Officers with the mobile response unit, carry out random
checks on Friday evening in Taynuilt.