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Rash of vehicle break-ins in Lakefield
December 08, 2017
BY TERRY GILLIS
The Peterborough Police Service is urging residents to double and triple check to ensure car doors are locked and all valuables are out of sight following several vehicle break-ins.
On November 23, 2017 during the late evening hours numerous vehicles on Coyle Crescent in Lakefield were entered and property stolen.
Sometime between 10 p.m. on November 28, 2017 and 11 a.m. on November 29, 2017 an unlocked vehicle parked in a Katherine Street driveway in Lakefield was entered and an amount of loose change was stolen.
Further thefts from vehicles were reported in Lakefield.
Sometime overnight on November 28, 2017 unknown person(s) entered a vehicle parked at a residence on Nelson Street in Lakefield and stole items including a wallet containing identification.
Between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on November 30, 2017 thieves smashed a driver’s side rear window to a vehicle parked in a lot on Concession Street in Lakefield and stole a purse that had been left on the center console. The purse contained a large quantity of cash along with personal identification and credit cards. A second vehicle also had a window smashed during that time period however it is unknown what, if any, property was taken as the owner did not remain on scene to speak with police.
We remind residents of the following tips:
• Ensure your vehicle doors are locked and secured and your keys are in your pocket
• Do not leave any valuables or shopping bags in your vehicle. Take all valuables with you or make sure those items are hidden in the vehicle and out of plain sight.
• Always park in well-lit areas
• Never leave money or loose change in plain sight
• Always roll-up your car windows
• Ensure your GPS is hidden and out-of-sight
• Keep your vehicle registration certificate and proof of insurance on you
• Take electronics, including your cell phone, with you
• Don’t leave your car running unattended
• If parking in the same parking lot often, be sure to park in a different spot each day
• Be aware of who is in your neighbourhood and report any suspicious persons to police
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca