Police in the south of Scotland have been carrying out road checks as part of their ongoing crackdown on metal thieves.
Operation Scandium has been running since July 2015, when the project was given £600,000 funding from Transport Scotland.
During that time, police have stopped 5,750 motorists and caught over 100 people dealing in scrap metal without the correct licences.
"We do a lot of prevention work as well, we have a crime reduction officer through in Annandale and Eskdale and throughout the rest of the region.
"So we look to look at the prevention aspects as well as the detection."
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Police Scotland is searching for new recruits in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.
Aspiring police officers have to be over 18 years old, physically fit, and have the right attitude.
In return, the force says they'll learn new skills, and make a real difference to their communities.
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Thirteen motorists were caught under the influence of drink or drugs in Dumfries & Galloway over the Christmas season.
Across Scotland 3.3% of drivers stopped between 2nd December and 2nd January were found to be over the limit - a rise from the 2.8% for the same period last year.
Given the publicity that is given to drink-driving every year, it beggars belief that people still put the lives of others and themselves at risk by drink or drug driving on our roads.
Road policing officers have had a presence in all six regions in the West of Scotland over the campaign period to detect those who insist on displaying such selfish behaviour and risking the safety of other road users.
While the drink-drive campaign is over, road safety remains a priority for us and we will continue to patrol road to detect anyone who flouts the law.
Police are appealing for information after a break-in at the Troqueer Arms in Dumfries.
The popular pub was targeted overnight on 19th December. The contents of the gaming machine were stolen in the break-in.
"We want to hear from anyone who may have been past the Troqueer Arms on Monday night/Tuesday morning and especially if they saw or heard anything suspicious.
"This break-in follows two similar ones recently in the Dumfries area and it appears that the gaming machines have been the target. Anyone with any information which might help us catch those responsible is asked to call us here at Dumfries on 101."
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