Man charged with Craigtoun park break-in

Council workers inspect the damage at Craigtoun Park
Council workers inspect the damage at Craigtoun Park

A man has been arrested and charged in connection to the theft of a number of quad bikes throughout north east Fife and a recent break-in at Craigtoun Country Park.

In the past 12 months a number of vehicles were stolen from a variety of rural properties and officers have been pursing various lines of inquiry into each of these incidents.

As a result, a 21-year-old was detained and subsequently charged.

He has also been charged with a break-in at Craigtoun park in St Andrews (pictured) overnight on September 1/2, where a quantity of tools and other items were stolen.

In addition, this male will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for offences under the Misuse of Drugs act, as well as for handling various pieces of stolen property from crimes committed in Edinburgh and Perthshire.

He was scheduled to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court (today).

Detective Sergeant Alex Raeside said: “We are committed to tackling acquisitive crime and safeguarding rural properties, which are often seen as an attractive target to opportunistic thieves.

“We will always investigate any reports of rural crime to bring offenders to justice and I would ask any members of the public wishing more information on crime prevention to visit our website at www.scotland.police.uk.”