How You Can Help Keep Your Neighbourhood Safer

1311
Crime Investigation

Thunder Bay – There is nothing more frustrating that going out in the morning to find you are the victim of a crime.

From your vehicle have been broken into, to property stolen or damaged in your yard, the sense of frustration can be strong.

Follow these tips to prevent these types of thefts from occurring:

  • Ensure bicycles/scooters are locked up and/or put away
  • Put identifying marks/numbers or serial numbers on bikes, lawn mowers, quads, outdoor equipment/tools
  • Put away children’s toys and bikes
  • Put away all tools
  • Lock the front door even when outside in the back yard
  • Ask a neighbour to take care of the yard & take in papers if you plan to be away
  • Turn on outside lights in the evening and install motion sensor lights

Similar to the above tips, here are some more ideas to keep your home, vehicle and property more secure from theft”:

Every night at 9 PM:

  • Remove valuables from your vehicle and ensure it’s locked, windows are closed, and if possible, your vehicle’s parked in a garage.
  • Close all garage windows and lock any garage doors, especially those leading into your house.
  • Keep your vehicle registration and insurance documents secure. The documents can be used to commit other crimes.
  • Check and lock all house doors and shut all windows.
  • Turn on an exterior light.
  • Close and lock your fence gate.
  • Lock your shed.
  • Put away bikes and toys in your yard.
  • Park in the garage instead of the street, if possible.

We all have a role to play in keeping our homes, neighbourhoods and community safe.

If you see something or feel something is suspicious, do not assume someone else has reported it, write it down and call the police.

 

Previous articleMCI Onehealth Announces Appointment of Saleema Khimji as Chief Innovation Officer
Next articleNDP MPs call for Justice and Accountability Via Special Prosecutor
NetNewsledger.com or NNL offers news, information, opinions and positive ideas for Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario and the world. NNL covers a large region of Ontario, but we are also widely read around the country and the world. To reach us by email: newsroom@netnewsledger.com. Reach the Newsroom: (807) 355-1862