Police remind residents to lock it or risk losing it

The Orangeville Police Service is reminding residents to lock vehicles and remove items of value when not in use to avoid being a victim of theft.

Orangeville residents continue to be targeted throughout the community. Such crimes can often be avoided by ensuring valuables are removed from vehicles and that doors are locked when not in use. Police also urge owners of vehicles with keyless ignition systems to not leave a spare smart key within the vehicle.

“Owners of keyless ignition vehicles are often known to leave a smart key hidden within the vehicle to avoid carrying a key and to conveniently start the vehicle. This practice has resulted in an increase in the number of car thefts across the province. In Orangeville there have been three reported thefts of vehicles with keyless ignition systems in the month of August. These crimes of opportunity are avoidable by simply removing valuables and locking doors when not in use”, reported Constable Scott Davis.

Residents are also encouraged to be vigilant for suspicious people and vehicles in their neighbourhoods. If you witness any suspicious activity, please call police.

The Orangeville Police Service wishes to thank residents for their support in helping to keep our community safe!

Anyone having information regarding these types of crimes is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Posted on September 11, 2018