Midlothian Crimebeat August 1-7

Here is your latest weekly round-up of crime in Midlothian, for August 1-7, as reported by Police Scotland.

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Between 4pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday, August 2, a green Ford Focus parked in Newmills Road, Dalkeith was damaged. Further enquiries are to be carried out.

On Tuesday, August 2, a 34 year old man was charged in connection with driving a vehicle without insurance at Old Dalkeith Road, Danderhall. A further man was cautioned and charged in connection with causing and permitting the vehicle to be driven without valid insurance. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Around 1.20am on Friday, August 5, a window of a licensed premises in Buccleugh Street was smashed. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the person responsible.

Around 10am on Friday, August 5, a man was seen within the curtilage of a property at Edmonstone Drive, Danderhall in circumstances where it may be reasonably inferred that theft was intended. Police are following a positive line of enquiry.

Around 7.50pm on Friday, August 5, a scooter was stolen from a garden at a property in Arthur View Crescent, Danderhall. Police are following a positive line of enquiry.

Between 8am on Friday, August 5 and 7pm on Sunday, August 7, a shed at an address in Gibraltar Gardens was broken into and a red and black mobility scooter and pressure washer were stolen.


On Sunday, August 7, officers carrying out mobile patrols observed and stopped a vehicle being driven without insurance in Andrew Dodds Avenue, Mayfield. The 49 year old male driver was subsequently cautioned and charged in connection with having no insurance and being in possession of controlled drugs after cannabis was found.


Between 10.30pm on Friday, August 5, and 10.30am on Saturday, August 6, food items were thrown at a window of a property in New Park Gardens, no damage was caused.

On the evening of Saturday, August 6, police received a report of a theft of fuel from a garage at Newtonloan, Gorebridge by a vehicle displaying different registration plates to the front and rear.

Between 11pm on Saturday, August 6 and 6.30am on Sunday, August 7, a grey Hyundai parked on Gore Avenue had its tyres damaged.