Tools worth £10,000 have been stolen in Dumfries and Galloway. Police have issued warnings to secure items.
Crime has nearly halved in an area of Galashiels since the start of a community programme 2 years ago.
Sexual offences have increased by 52% in Dumfries and Galloway, but overall crime has fallen.
Crime in Cumbria has fallen by 11% according to the latest figures released by the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The figures from April 2012 to the end of March 2013 show a 3% reduction in burglaries, 290 fewer incidents of anti-social behaviour and 443 less assaults involving injury.
Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has called it an "outstanding result for the people of Cumbria."
Chief Superintendent Jeanette McDiarmid will now be the be in charge of policing for Lothian and the Borders. She told ITV News that people in Scotland have nothing to fear from the controversial restructure.
She says it will put a greater emphasis on community policing:
Eight forces are being merged into a single unit under one Chief Constable. The force has a budget of £1.2billion for 2013/14. The Fire and Rescue Service is also being merged.
A wooden carving of an owl has been stolen from woods in Lochmaben. The sculpture, made by a popular local artist, was taken in February. PC Bob Dickson from Dumfries and Galloway Police says locals are upset by the theft.
Police in Lochmaben are hunting thieves who stole a wooden owl sculpture.
The owl, which was on a woodland path, was taken last month.
It was a replacement for another owl sculpture that was taken two years ago.
Police say they need more people to come forward with information after four vehicles including an ice cream van were set on fire.
The vehicles were all destroyed in the fires which happened on four separate nights in the past week in Annan.
A woman has been sexually assaulted as she walked home from a night out in Dumfries. The attack happened on the A711 Dalbeattie Road on the outskirts of Dumfries in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police believe the victim tried to flag down a lorry after the attack and are asking the driver to contact officers as they believe he or she may have vital information. It's also believed a car driver, possibly a taxi driver, stopped and spoke to the victim. They're being asked to come forward.