Friday, February 6, 2015

Seasonal Thefts are Upon Us

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Members of the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been tasked with theft investigations since the New Year involving items taken from local residences.

Officers would like to remind homeowners to secure their property by removing the keys, storing their property out of sight when not in use and using a locked building for storage when available.

The use of ample lighting in property storage area’s has been shown to be a theft deterrent. Crimes of opportunity are preventable however as a snowmobile owner or home owner you must contribute and do your part to help prevent these crimes.

Failure to do your part only invites criminals into your neighbourhood and into your life. Don’t become a victim!

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1(888)-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.