Midlothian crimebeat March 8-14

Here is your weekly round-up of crime in Midlothian, for March 8-14, as reported by Police Scotland.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 12:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 12:16 pm
Police Scotland

DALKEITH:

On the 8th of March, a 41-year-old man was charged after stealing a quantity of alcohol from the Morrisons store at Eskbank Road. A Report has been submitted to the courts.

On the 10th of March, whilst on mobile patrol officers detected the smell of drugs coming from a moving vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and the passengers searched for illegal substances. A 25-year-old man was found in possession of two illegal substances and will be reported to the courts.

On the 11th of March, officers attended Tesco, Bonnyrigg Road in relation to a shoplifter. A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with shoplifting and possession of a bladed article.

On the 12th of March, officers received reports on an ongoing disturbance at Oxenfoord Drive, Pathhead. A 48-year-old man was quickly traced and charged with behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and for possession of an offensive weapon. A report has been submitted to the courts.

GOREBRIDGE:

On the 12th of March police officers responded to reports of a driver under the influence of alcohol. The 30-year-old male driver was traced to Main Street shortly after, where he failed the roadside breath test. He was conveyed to police custody and he was charged with drink driving.

PENICUIK:

On the 9th of March, local police officers responded to reports of a two-car collision on the A702 at Ninemileburn. A woman was issued a conditional offer for driving in a careless manner.

On the 13th of March police officers received reports of persons within a derelict building of Wellington Farm School. A 41-year-old man was traced having travelled out with his local authority area. He was issued with a COVID ticket for breach of regulations.

LOANHEAD:

On the 9th of March local police officers responded to reports of a disturbance within an address on Lawrie Terrace. A 22-year-old man was thereafter arrested and charged for behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, resisting arrest and police assault. He was held in custody to appear at court the following day.

On the 9th of March, police officers attended reports of an aggressive man within an address on Lawrie Terrace. A 40-year-old man was traced and issued a recorded police warning for behaving in a threatening and abusive manner.

On the 12th of March police officers searched a 30-year-old man in relation to drugs offences on Lawrie Terrace. The male was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and was thereafter charged with possession of an illegal substance. A report will be submitted to the courts.

On the 14th of March police officers attended Lawrie Terrace in relation to complaints of noise. Officers were met by a 23-year-old man in possession of a baseball bat. The man was charged with resisting arrest and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner. He was held in police custody until sober and released with special bail conditions.