Thefts from vehicles a problem

RCMP again are making an appeal to the public to stop leaving valuables in your vehicle

Thefts from vehicles continue to plague the Vernon RCMP detachment.

After an appeal last week to the public to remove valuables from, and lock, their vehicles, the local office was again inundated with complaints.

“Theft from vehicles remains rampant,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“We had quite a few again this week. People leaving things like computers, wallets, cell phones, you name it, in their vehicles. And quite a few had those objects in them and the vehicle was unlocked at the same time.”

RCMP again are making an appeal to the public to stop leaving valuables in your vehicle, and lock your vehicle when you’re away from it.

Not only will that help prevent losing your valuables, but it won’t tie up police resources who have to investigate all of the complaints.

“You’re running the risk of identity theft and credit card companies are tied up investigating frauds as it relates to wallets being stolen and credit cards being used,” said Noseworthy.

The thefts reported are widespread throughout Greater Vernon, from East Hill to Okanagan Landing.

“It’s still a huge issue,” said Noseworthy.