Police on Patrol this week

Ferfadd vandals: Police received a report that a window pane had been smashed by a golf ball at Ferfadd Court at around 7.30pm on November 27. PC O’Donnell is appealing for information.

Fly-tippers: A fly-tipper is operating at the rear of the Original Factory Shop in Montague Street. If anyone has information about this, please contact Rothesay police office or environment warden Ailsa Cunningham at Argyll and Bute Council.

Drug possession: A 19-year-old man who was charged with urinating in West Princes Street at around midnight on December 1 is also the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal after a quantity of white powder was discovered on his person.

Breach of peace: A 45-year-old man appeared from custody at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday, December 3, following a domestic breach of the peace incident on Saturday, December 1 at Eden Drive.

He was released on bail.

Reported housefire: The emergency services received a report that a house in Barone Road was on fire at 9.15pm on December 1. Police and Fire and Rescue attended but no fire was discovered.

Road traffic accident: Emergency services responded to an accident near Loch Ascog waterworks on December 1 at 10.35pm after a car skidded on black ice and ended up on its roof.

The occupants, two adults and three children, escaped with only minor injuries.

Assault and vandalism: A 17-year-old woman was arrested at 2.40am on December 1 in Columshill Terrace following a report of an assault and vandalism.

The woman appeared from custody on Monday at Rothesay Sheriff Court and was released on bail.

Noisy house-party: Police responded to a complaint of loud music at 5.35am on December 2 in a property in Dewar Avenue. Police attended and asked the occupant to turn down the music, but were forced to return shortly after 7am when the volume was increased.

Man found collapsed: Police received a report of a man lying on the ground in Watergate. The 50-year-old man was extremely intoxicated and was taken to Victoria Hospital before being conveyed to Rothesay police office.

Police would like to ask all members of the public to keep an eye out for people who have found themselves in a similar predicament, given the cold weather at this time of year.

Car damaged: A blue Ford Focus was damaged while parked in Watergate between 6.15pm and 7.45pm on December 2. Police are appealing for information.

Get ready for winter: With the cold weather we’re currently experiencing, it never hurts to be prepared. Make sure your vehicle is road worthy by checking tyre pressures and engine condition. Before setting off on a journey - regardless of whether it’s for a six-hour drive or five minutes down the road - ensure windows are cleared of condensation and ice. Be safe this winter.

Contact details: If you’ve witnessed a crime or wish to offer information about anything you’ve read in this column, get in touch with Rothesay police on (01700) 894 000. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.