Southern Georgian Bay OPP would like to remind motorists again to Lock their vehicles when they park them and secure your home or apartment when you either leave for the day or retire for the evening.
Between the hours of 1 a.m. – 3 a.m. March 15, 2023 entry was attempted to a number of vehicles parked in driveways along Murray Road, Penetanguishene. Several of these vehicles were not locked so the lone male suspect wearing all dark clothing removed personal effects from these unlocked vehicles along with the ashes of a family member in a zip lock bag.
Vehicle owners and drivers are urged to secure their vehicle prior to leaving it and also to remove or put out of sight any valuables that may be in the vehicle. (View the following video link) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UxUNbJYosE. It is seems be a regular occurrence for officers to receive a report of a vehicle entry or a series of entries only to learn the vehicles were left unlocked or locked with valuables left out in plan sight causing an forced entry and theft. These types of thefts can lead to the loss of credit cards and other pieces of personal identification which can be used in fraud related occurrences.
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OPP officers urge home and business owners to make themselves aware of the property security tips found in the following link- OPP SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Program .
Anyone who may have information of a property crime is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, email@example.com or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your anonymous information online at https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tip/submit-a-tip. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka www.crimestopperssdm.com on Twitter or Facebook.