Summer time brings warm weather, trips to the lake, and summer vacations. It also brings out thieves and vandals who enjoy the warm weather looking for opportunities to “take or break” property that doesn’t belong to them.
Whether you are at home, at work or attending Canada Day celebrations, Regina residents and visitors are reminded not to leave valuables inside parked vehicles. This goes for spare change, spare keys, garage door openers, iPods/iPads, laptops, phones, purses, etc. Take the necessary precautions to secure your property and lock your vehicles. Park in well-lit areas, lock your doors, and use a security device (such as a wheel lock) to make sure your ride will be there when you get back to it. Out of sight, out of mind; if nothing is left out in clear view inside your vehicle, the chances of someone breaking into it decrease.
If you’re leaving town for the long weekend to go to the cabin, make sure you lock all your doors (house and garage), secure your bikes and other vehicles, and set the alarm, if you have one. Make sure your windows are locked, and if you have big items (like TV’s) in your front window area, perhaps move them or close your blinds. Deter window shopping by taking the merchandise off the shelf.
The Regina Police Service plans to help all citizens have a safe and enjoyable Canada Day weekend. Police are asking Regina residents to be observant and report any suspicious activity or noises to police by calling 777-6500. Anyone who sees a crime in progress should call 9-1-1. Anyone, who has information pertaining to a garage break and enter or theft from auto incident, should call 777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The Regina Police Service thanks the media and the public for their co-operation and assistance.