The Oban Times - - News - with Sergeant Alan Moore

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.

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