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Last weekend five youth were arrested in the Town of Erin for entering vehicles
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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WELLINGTON COUNTY - On Jan. 18, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received numerous reports of unlocked vehicles being entered overnight in Guelph-Eramosa Township, The Town of Erin and Fergus. 

Last weekend five youth were arrested in the Town of Erin for entering vehicles. These thefts are a crime of opportunity and the key to protecting your vehicle is in your hands. 

Here are some tips to prevent you from becoming a victim:

  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle
  • Never leave your car keys in plain view or in an easily accessible area
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area
  • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view.  Put them in the trunk

Keep yourself from becoming an easy target by simply securing your vehicle – Lock it or Lose it. If you see suspicious activity or behaviour around your vehicle or neighbourhood, report it. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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