Sgt Colin Crighton gave a report to the monthly meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. The Sergeant said that there had been 48 recorded crimes in the area in the previous four weeks, including the theft of a Range Rover from Ury Estate.
The officer said there had been a spate of 4x4 thefts across Aberdeenshire and he reiterated the importance of keeping your vehicle keys safe.
Diesel had been taken from a tank at Spurryhillock and both the Marine Hotel and the Carron Chip Shop had been the target of break-ins the previous weekend.
Efforts by the police and Community Learning and Development to hold a “Blue Light Disco” for youngsters in Stonehaven had failed.
Sergeant Crighton explained that the disco had zero tolerance to alcohol, but unfortunately, despite it being advertised through Mackie Academy, no youngsters turned up.
The officer told Councillor Graeme Clark that cars were frequently stopped on the A90 carrying drugs bound for Aberdeen.
He added that there was drug use in Stonehaven saying: “It is not a big problem, but it is there.”