Police to ‘crack down’ on oustanding warrants in Argyll

Police will be actively targeting those on outstanding warrants in the run up to the Christmas period.
Police will be actively targeting those on outstanding warrants in the run up to the Christmas period.

Police in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire will be apprehending people on outstanding warrants next week as part of a crackdown on crime over the festive period.

From Monday, December 15 to Sunday, December 21, officers will be targeting those wanted in connection with criminal offences including domestic abuse, drug dealing, housebreaking and robbery.

The week of action is part of the division’s efforts to support Police Scotland’s national festive safety campaign.

Every officer in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire will be involved in tracking down people wanted on warrant.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott McMillan said: “Our message to criminals in the area is simple. If you are wanted on an outstanding warrant, you cannot hide. You will be caught and you will be arrested.

“We want the communities of Argyll and West Dunbartonshire to feel safe, especially over the festive period, and we will do everything we can to prevent criminals from ruining it.

“We normally see a rise in the number of domestic abuse incidents at this time of year and we will be knocking on the doors of individuals we hold warrants for to let them know that this behaviour will not be tolerated.

“Those wanted in connection with theft and housebreaking offences will also be targeted to ensure they hear our message loud and clear that we will not let them ruin the festive period for others.

“Whatever the offence, our officers will be looking to track down people with outstanding warrants during this week of action to hold them to account for their actions.

“The safety and wellbeing of the people in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire is paramount to us and I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to keep themselves safe over the festive period.

“Whether you’re on a night out, shopping for Christmas presents, enjoying a night at home or using social networking sites – think about your safety at all times and be aware of criminals looking for opportunities to strike.

“We will play our part by arresting people we have warrants for – please play your part by taking note of our safety messages and having a safe and happy Christmas.”