Police remind residents to lock it or risk losing it

As part of Crime Prevention Week, your Orangeville Police Service is reminding residents to lock vehicles and out-buildings when not in use to avoid being a victim of theft.

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 back-yard 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.

“These crimes of opportunity are avoidable by simply removing keys, valuables and locking doors when not in use” explained Chief Wayne Kalinski.

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

The Orangeville Police Service wishes to thank residents for their support in helping us to help you 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 November 7, 2018