Bute police on patrol

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* Appeal after cars are vandalised: Police are appealing for information after three cars parked in Academy Road in Rothesay were vandalised overnight on April 13-14.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC O’Donnell at Rothesay police office, either in person or by dialling 101, the new Police Scotland non-emergency contact telephone number.

* Drug report: Police officers, acting on intelligence received from the public, stopped a vehicle being driven off the ferry from Wemyss Bay at 9.30am on Monday and discovered quantities of cannabis and diazepam inside.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

* Window smash witnesses sought: A rear window at a flat at 18 Battery Place, Rothesay was broken, apparently by a thrown bottle, between 9am on Friday and 7pm on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Ferguson at Rothesay police office, either in person or on the number given above.

* Keep your pet under control: Police are asking dog owners on Bute to make sure their pets are under control after a dog caused hundreds of pounds of damage to a vehicle at Ettrick Bay last Tuesday, April 9.

The owner of the dog has reached an agreement with the owner of the vehicle to resolve the matter.

* Theft from van: Police are appealing for witnesses after a socket set was stolen from a van left unlocked in Bishop Street, Rothesay last Wednesday, April 10.

* Left unlocked: Three vehicles were found parked outside a guest house in Argyle Street on Friday, unlocked and with the keys in the ignition.

The keys were removed by police and taken to Rothesay police office, where the owners were suitably advised when they went to collect them.

* Extra patrols in king street: Police will be carrying out extra patrols in the King Street area of Rothesay after a series of acts of vandalism in a common close.