Police Files, April 16 2021

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

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Gate damaged

A wooden gate was damaged and demolished in Broomfield, Carradale, between 1.30am and 8.15am on Friday April 9.

Heating oil stolen

Between about 6pm on Monday March 15 and 7am on Saturday April 10, at a house at Ballywilline Farm, Gobragrennan Road, Campbeltown, a quantity of heating oil was stolen.

Drug driving

A motorist was stopped on the A83, near Bellochantuy, at about 12.15pm on Sunday April 11, for allegedly exceeding the speed limit. The driver, a 38-year-old man, was then arrested for allegedly failing a roadside drug test. A blood sample was taken for analysis.

Theft of live lobsters

Between 4pm on Friday April 2 and 4pm on Saturday April 3, four live lobsters were stolen from a lobster pot which hangs from the side of the Quay at Port Askaig, Islay.

Man assaulted

A 28-year-old man was arrested at about 3.25am on Wednesday April 7, at Glenegededale, Islay, for allegedly assaulting another man. He was charged with the offence, held for court and a report was submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Windows smashed

Eight small windows of an outhouse at Laphraoig Distillery, Islay, were smashed between 3pm on Friday April 2 and 3pm on Friday April 9.

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.