Police Files, March 12 2021

Police are warning drivers to take care on the district's icy roads.
Police are warning drivers to take care on the district's icy roads.

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Driver speeding

A 49-year-old man was charged after he was stopped on the A83, near Bellochantuy, at about 5.55pm on Tuesday March 2, for allegedly exceeding the speed limit.

Drug driving

A white Volkswagen Caddy van was stopped on the A83 at Kilkenzie at about 5.50pm on Thursday March 4 for allegedly exceeding the speed limit. The driver, a 24-year-old man, was searched and found in possession of a small amount of cannabis, for which he was issued with a recorded police warning. The van was checked and allegedly found to have a defective tyre. The man was then arrested and charged with failing a roadside drug test. Subsequently, a blood sample was taken for analysis, and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal after analysis is complete.

Cannabis possession

An 18-year-old man was stopped and searched by police at about 8pm on Saturday March 6, in John Street, Campbeltown, and  found in possession of a small amount of cannabis. The man was charged and issued with a recordable police warning.

Vandalism

Police are investigating after graffiti was painted on the wall of a building on the A846, near Ballygrant, Islay, between 6pm on Tuesday March 2 and 8am on Wednesday March 3.

Garden entered

Police are appealing for witnesses after a garden in Woodrow Place, Bowmore, was entered and a storage unit and plant pots disturbed and damaged between noon on Wednesday March 3 and 2pm on Friday March 5.

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.