Basic steps to protect your property
Since Monday, May 15th, 13 break and enter type calls-for-service have been reported to police. These incidents occur more often when the nice weather arrives, said police.
Chatham-Kent Police Service reminds citizens of a few basic steps they can take to protect their property:
- Lock all doors that lead to your residence as well as your vehicle doors
- Do not announce your travel plans or absence from home on social media or your phone’s voicemail
- If going away on vacation or an extended absence, ask a trusted neighbor to watch your house and make your home looked lived-in by:
o using timer-controlled lights
o having mail and/or paper delivery temporarily stopped or delivered elsewhere
o arranging for neighbours to park in your driveway
- Consider installing a quality security system with motion sensors and/or video monitoring
- Secure all basement and ground-level windows and patio doors
Be aware of suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood and call police immediately if you’re concerned.
Anyone with information pertaining to Break and Enter type calls-for-service are asked to call 519-352-1234 or 9-1-1 (in the case of an emergency). Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and are eligible for a cash reward.