Police Files, July 17 2020

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Speeding motorist

A motorist was stopped on the A83 near Bellochantuy at about 6pm on Monday July 6, for allegedly exceeding the speed limit. The driver, a 49-year-old man, was charged and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Public urination

A 69-year-old man allegedly urinated in public at about 9.35pm on Wednesday July 8 at Kinloch Road, Campbeltown. Police attended and the man was issued with a recorded police warning.


Police and fire crews attended Kilmashenachan Caravan Park at about 5.30am on Thursday July 9 after a report of a caravan on fire. Two caravans were damaged by fire but nobody was injured.

Attempted break-in

Between 6pm and 6.45pm on Tuesday July 7 there was an attempted break-in to a shed in grounds of Dalintober Primary School, Campbeltown, with an attempt to force the lock.

Paint throwing

A 46-year-old woman allegedly threw cans of paint at a door in Mill Street, Campbeltown, at about 3pm on Friday July 10. Police attended and the woman was charged and issued with a recorded police warning. At about 12.30pm on Saturday July 11, in Mill Street, Campbeltown, a 32-year-old man allegedly threw a can of paint at a door. Police attended and the man was charged and issued with a recorded police warning.

Farm building damaged

Stonework on a building on farm land at Tigh Cargaman, Port Ellen, was damaged between noon on Monday June 1 and 10am on Wednesday June 3.

Car scratched

The driver’s door of a grey Fiat 500 car was scratched between 7pm and 7.30pm on Monday July 6 near to the Co-op store, at Main Street, Bowmore, Islay.

Vehicle damaged

The driver’s side of a black Volkswagen Golf car was scratched between 3.15pm and 4.45pm on Monday July 6, within a car park at Cattlemans, Islay House Square, Islay.

Bicycle theft

A green/blue Raleigh pedal cycle was stolen from outside a house on Leodamus Place, Port Ellen, Islay, between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday July 8. The cycle was subsequently recovered a short while and distance later. Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information on the above or any incident is asked to contact police by telephoning 101, or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.