Ontario Provincial Police – Protect Your Vehicle from Thieves

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THUNDER BAY – The James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding vehicle and property owners to lock their vehicles and keep their property secure.

Several occurrences of thefts from motor vehicles as well as theft of motor vehicles throughout the James Bay Detachments area have been reported to police during the past few months.

Motorists and property owners are reminded to remove their keys from their vehicle and to lock all windows and doors when exiting.

The following tips will help protect your property:

  • Remove all valuables or keep them out of sight
  • Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle
  • Don’t leave personal identification in your vehicle
  • Roll up the windows and lock the doors
  • Keep garage windows and doors locked
  • Install motion sensors for outdoor lights around your property

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for theft incidents should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information on-line at www.p3tips.com. You may earn up to $2000 in cash for information leading to an arrest.