Crime Prevention Ideas Relating to Recent Vehicle Thefts

Recently unknown person(s) have been stealing or attempting to steal full-sized GMC/Chevrolet pickup trucks and SUV’s. These individuals are causing a lot of damage to the vehicles in their attempts to steal them, which leads police to believe that they are not very proficient. These vehicles are then typically used in break and enters and other crimes after they are stolen. You can take steps to prevent these occurrences and assist police by doing the following.

  1. If you have a steering wheel locking device or other security devices, please make sure you use them.
  2. Never leave your vehicle unlocked or leave the keys inside the vehicle.
  3. If you own multiple vehicles, then park a vehicle in a position that blocks your pickup trucks and SUV’s from being moved or utilize your garage.
  4. If you have recording equipment at your residence then consider registering it on the St. Thomas Police camera resource mapping registry and ensure the equipment is working.
  5. Make sure you have proper lighting around your home and report any suspicious activity you see in and around your neighbourhood.

All of us have a part to play in fighting and preventing crime. Let’s work together to help keep our community safe.

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