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.
A 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital after reports of a fight on Scotby Road, Carlisle, in the early hours of Saturday, September 14.
Police say he suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Andrew Brown, 22, of Castlebreak, Ecclefechan, and 20-year-old Dean Melnyk, of Kintail Park, Lockerbie, each made a brief appearance separately in private before Sheriff Kenneth Ross at Dumfries.
Two men have been charged with the murder of a man in the Dumfriesshire village of Ecclefechan.
20 year old Dean Melnyk and 22 year old Andrew Brown are accused of killing Kevin MacKay on Thursday 22nd August.
40 year old Mr MacKay was found dead just yards from his home in Peacock Place.
The accused men appeared in court in Dumfries this afternoon, before Sheriff Kenneth Ross.
No pleas were made and both men were remanded in custody.
Two men are due before Dumfries Sheriff Court (26th August) in connection with the death of a man in the village of Ecclefechan.
40 year old Kevin MacKay died after an incident on Peacock Place on Thursday evening.
A 20 year old and a 22 year old man are expected in court.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Kerr, from Police Scotland, said:
– Det Ch Insp Jim Kerr, Police Scotland
"I want to thank the community in Ecclefechan for the assistance and cooperation given to police officers investigating this crime.
"As we know the village has experienced a difficult time with the recent two deaths, however they are to be commended for the way they have pulled together and helped us in our enquiries.
"Police Scotland will continue enquiries over the coming days and will work with the community over the coming weeks and months to provide reassurance that our focus in Police Scotland is maintained on keeping people safe."
Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of another man in Dumfries and Galloway.
Kevin MacKay, 40, was attacked and killed near his home in Ecclefechan on Thursday. A 22-year-old man from Ecclefechan and a 20-year-old man from Lockerbie are expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday 26 August.
Police Scotland have confirmed a 40-year-old local man has died after he was attacked in a house in Peacock Place in the village of Ecclefechan in Dumfries and Galloway. It happened at around 2215 last night. Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area to come forward with information.
Police in Dumfries and Galloway have confirmed one person has died in a serious incident in Ecclefechan. The incident is ongoing.