Vandalism a concern for OPP

See anything suspicious call immediately

The OPP are reporting that over the past weeks there have been a number of vandalism reports and the OPP are determined to catch those responsible. Reports include tires slashed, scratches on vehicles as well as incident of a burned newspaper. The police are urging residents that if they see or hear anything suspicious to call them immediately.

Constable Kees Wijnands told the Independent that reporting incidents the next day does not help them to catch the culprits. “I want to stress the importance of having residents call us IMMEDIATELY when they hear the neighbours dog bark (the one which is usually quiet), hear kids yelling on the street late at night, hear glass breaking, or just hearing other unusual noises”, he said. If residents have been the victim of any type of mischief or theft,they are urged to report this to the police right away.  This will help them determine times, locations, and possible suspects. He said he would like to remind parents that they are responsible for their children, and that a person under 16 walking the streets between midnight and 6 a.m. will be apprehended under the “child and family services act”. If you see or hear anything suspicious they can be reached at 1-888-310-1122.   Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.  Police remind residents to report “suspicious” activities, people or vehicles in their neighbourhoods to them IMMEDIATELY.

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