Property crime in our local area is a significant issue both for Police and Citizens, but there are some actions that can be taken to protect against and help prevent property crime.
REFRAIN FROM LEAVING KEYS INSIDE VEHICLES
Lock your vehicles and homes. Instances of vehicles being stolen in the area have increased and in all incidents, the keys were left inside the vehicle or inside of an unlocked home.
LOCK UP YOUR OUTDOOR VALUABLES
Store your machinery and other tools in a locked shed, quonset or garage and out of sight.
LIGHTING HELPS DETER INTRUDERS
Consider installing LED or motion sensor lights around your property. Ensuring your home and property is adequately lit at night deters criminals for fear of being seen. Solar powered lights are a great option to light up the most remote places on your property. Also leaving lights on in the house when away can provide the illusion that someone is home.
INSTALL EXTERIOR CAMERAS AROUND YOUR PROPERTY
Even the perception of someone watching can be enough to deter a crime.
CITIZENS PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN HELPING TO KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE
The Leader RCMP encourages the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to police.
Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future.
IF YOU SEE A CRIME IN PROGRESS, DIAL 911.
To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the App Store and Google Play.