Midlothian crimebeat April 5-11

Here is your weekly round-up of crime in Midlothian, for April 5-11, as reported by Police Scotland.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 5:00 am
Stock picture Michael Gillen.


On April 5, a teenager made off from police on Woodburn Court. He was apprehended a short distance later. The 19-year-old man was found to be in possession of an illegal substance and was issued with a recorded police warning.

On April 8, police received a call stating that there was a man in the grounds of Kwik Fit in the early hours of the morning. The informant stated he had been attempting to lift shutters and looking in windows. A 33-year-old man was traced in the vicinity of Kwik Fit. He stated he had been within the grounds however could not give a reasonable excuse. He was therefore charged and a report submitted to the courts.

On April 11, officers responded to reports of a disturbance within Lidl, Newmills Road. A 37-year-old man was traced, he was charged with acting in a threatening and abusive manner and with shoplifting. A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.


On April 6, officers received reports of a youth having stolen alcohol from Scotmid, Hunterfield Road. The 15-year-old male was traced a short distance away and was taken home and charged in the presence of his parents.

On April 7, police received a report of a breach of COVID regulations within the Birkenside area. The 39-year-old female occupier has previously been warned and issued tickets for breaching COVID regulations. There was found to be numerous persons within and as such the woman was arrested and charged for culpable and reckless behaviour. She was released from custody with special bail conditions.

On April 9, police received reports that a car had been stolen from David Herkes Way. After significant enquiries it was established that the 27-year-old man reporting the theft had made a false report. As such the man was charged for wasting police time and for driving with no insurance. A report was submitted to the procurator fiscal.


On April 5, officers attended a disturbance on Dundas Street. A 29-year-old man was traced and arrested. He was charged with behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and was released from police custody with special bail conditions. He was held in police custody to appear at court the next day.


On April 9, officers observed a 21-year-old man on the Loan, breaching the conditions of his bail curfew. He was subsequently arrested, charged and held over the weekend to appear at Court.


On April 7, officers were carrying out a bail check at an address on Eastfield Drive. The 29-year-old man officers wished to trace was not within his bail address. He was traced to an address in Dalkeith and as such was arrested and charged with a breach of bail.

On April 10, officers responded to complaints of noise coming from an address on Teviot Grove. Persons within the address were dispersed and the 37-year-old female occupier was issued with a COVID ticket for breaching regulations.