Charges after crack down on anti-social behaviour
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Between Monday and Friday last week officers from the Garioch Community Policing Team carried out a week of patrols to target anti-social behaviour and road traffic offences.
Although the operation covered the whole of Garioch, it focused mainly on Kintore, Kemnay and Westhill.
During the operation officers stopped and educated 48 drivers in relation to minor road traffic offences.
One driver was charged with driving at 47mph in a 30mph zone, one driver was charged with driving without a licence and one arrested in relation to dangerous driving.
In addition, numerous groups of youths were spoken to, with a number reminded of the rules in relation to social distancing.
Three youths were charged with vandalism with 10 youths receiving warning letters sent home to parents.
Seven people were stopped and searched, two of which were found to be in possession of Cannabis and charged.
Inspector Gareth Hannan said: "The aim of the Garioch Community Policing team is to be visible, accessible and effective.
"We will always listen to the concerns of our community and operations such as these will continue.
"As ever, we are grateful for the support of our special constables."