POLICE FILES, May 10 2019

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Fence damaged

A wooden fence was damaged and knocked down at the rear of the Newgrove Furniture Shop, Longrow, Campbeltown, on the evening of Saturday April 27.

Speeding

A male driver aged 53 was stopped and charged after exceeding the speed limit on the A83, near Bellochantuy, on Wednesday May 1, at 8.55pm.

£100 fine

A driver aged 56 who was charged with driving in a careless manner was issued with a £100 fixed penalty ticket and three penalty points, after police stopped his Ford Transit van on the A83 near to Inveraray on Saturday morning.

Schools vandalised

Two primary schools on Islay were hit by vandals over the weekend of Friday April 26 and Monday April 29.

At Bowmore, some of the nursery toys within the playground were damaged. The cost of replacement is estimated at £220 as the toys were so badly vandalised that they had to be thrown away.

The roof of a shed within the playground of Port Ellen Primary School was damaged by having felt ripped off.

Boating thefts

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward, and for the local boating and maritime community to be on the look out after two cases of theft and damage in Argyll waters. It might also be that the stolen items are offered for sale.

Between Saturday April 20 and Monday  April 29, a small blue boat, moored at Port Askaig, had paintwork damaged and a bilge pump, which was ready for installation, stolen.

Overnight on Thursday May 2 and during Friday May 3, a three-metre Maxon dinghy was stolen from its moorings near to Oban Sailing Club. It is described as grey in colour with a distinctive wooden seat.

Two Islay arrests

A 24-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a member of staff and behaving in an abusive manner at licensed premised in Bowmore, Islay, on Monday April 29.

Another man, aged 39, was arrested for behaving in an abusive manner.

Both men were charged and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Abusive behaviour

Police investigating an incident at 11.45am Saturday May 4, in the Co-op supermarket, Main Street, Bowmore, when  a man allegedly behaved in an abusive manner towards a woman. The officers  are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information on the above or any incident to phone 101 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.