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Enderby engraving day Saturday

It will take place at the Splatsin Community Center from 10a.m.- 2p.m.

With residents becoming increasingly more concerned about crime in Enderby, two people have organized an crime prevention event Saturday.

In order to help secure valuables and hopefully prevent theft of personal items like electronics, locals Jody Leon and John Hampton have are hosting a free engraving service.

“Basically the idea is to contribute to the community and offer for anyone in the public, of both the Splatsin First Nation and within the city of Enderby, being able to come and have their electronics or anything that they want engraved,” said Leon. “That way, you’d be able to keep track in case they are stolen and then show up, or are found by the RCMP, or if someone comes across their items then maybe we’d be able to get some of people’s stuff returned because if something is engraved, it’d be tougher sell in a pawn shop.”

Over the past couple of years, citizens have begun taking action, starting groups like the Citizen on Patrol program. After seeing Vernon hosted a similar event, Hampton, who had his own engraver, posed the idea of doing something similar in Enderby. Leon said that she got involved because she has connections to the Splatsin Centre, where the event is set to take place. She the goal is to help the community keep their belonging safe.

“It’s something small that we can do and I thought it was a good idea.”

The engravings are free, but donations towards the Murdered and missing drone search team are also accepted. It will take place at the Splatsin Community Center from 10a.m.- 2p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

Related: Enderby launches Citizens on Patrol

Related: RCMP arrest Enderby theft suspect

Related: Enderby firefighter victim of theft while on-duty

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