Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant as a group of scammers have been reported to be operating in Ross-shire and Sutherland.
Police officers were threatened with violence when they asked a Dingwall man to turn down his music. A sheriff took a dim view of his behaviour.
Vandals are being hunted by police after "substantial damage" was caused to a vehicle in Easter Ross last week.
Thieves have stolen cash from an Easter Ross charity which runs a lifeline food bank helping some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
A Ross-shire chef will be sentenced next month after admitting downloading a total of 685 indecent images of children.
A teenager has appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court accused of attempting to murder a police officer in Easter Ross.
Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of Ross MacGillivray (36) in Inverness just over a week ago.
The men, aged 21 and 28, are due to appear before Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday.
"He was overcome with emotion. He didn't realise what speed he was doing," heard Inverness Sheriff Court.
He landed a driving ban and a hefty fine as it emerged it was his second drink-driving offence.
Parents of pupils evacuated from a Ross-shire secondary school after a 'prank' call have been told that police have identified the caller.
Police state that they 'need to establish why Ross died at this property and that is the focus of this investigation'