COCKENZIE and Port Seton recorded nine more crimes last month than in the month before.

A total of 82 calls were made to police in February, with 24 crimes recorded, half of which have been solved so far.

In January, a total of 64 calls were made, with 15 crimes recorded.

There were very few incidents relating to anti-social behaviour, with only three recorded.

Between February 6 and 28 there were reports made of off-road bikes being used in the former power station and Greenhills areas.

On February 11, there was damage found at Cockenzie Primary School; a group of youths, both male and female, were caught on CCTV but are still to be identified.

The final incident regarding anti-social behaviour was on February 27, when a woman on Bayview was arrested for breaching an ASBO.

Regarding violence, there were two incidents reported: one man was arrested and the other is currently under investigation.

There were three reports of theft. On February 20, a person was caught on CCTV attempting to enter parked cars; they also tried house doors during the night on Rowanhill Drive and Laburnum Avenue.

Between February 28 and March 1, there were two reports made of garden gates being removed and stolen or damaged from High Street and Gosford Road.

There were three shopliftings reported at the Co-op store, representing a fall following a crime prevention meeting. There were four reports of vandalism, two incidents of threatening behaviour, five road traffic offences and two breaches of Covid-19 regulations reported.