Police remind residents to lock it or risk losing it

After several reports of theft from vehicles Tuesday morning, your Orangeville Police Service reminds residents to lock their vehicles or risk losing valuables.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, police received reports from eight residents that their vehicles had been entered and items removed overnight. The thefts are believed to have occurred sometime between 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 18 and 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Four of the thefts occurred on Lisa Marie Drive with another four occurring on Eastview Crescent. None of the vehicles that were entered were damaged leaving police to believe that in all incidents the vehicles had been left unlocked. Loose change, credit cards and cellular phones are among the items that were taken.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone with further information.

Property crimes are the number one reported crime in Orangeville and in most communities. Such crimes can often be avoided by ensuring that valuables are removed from vehicles and that doors are locked when not in use. In addition to vehicles, it is good practice to lock backyard sheds and garages.

With colder weather in the near future, residents are also reminded to not leave vehicles running unattended while warming up in driveways or while making brief stops at retail stores. Leaving vehicles running, with keys in the ignition, offers an opportunity for a crime to occur.

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

Anyone having information regarding these incidents 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 November 20, 2019