Police are urging the public to take the necessary steps to properly secure their trailers following multiple reports of both attempted and completed thefts in the Lake Country area.
On Jan. 5, at 10:07 p.m., the Lake Country RCMP received a report of a cargo trailer left abandoned in the middle of the 12000 block of Carrs Landing Road. Further investigation revealed that the trailer had just been stolen from a driveway nearby on Moberly Road.
On Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:19 a.m., Lake Country RCMP received a report of a theft of a hydraulic dump trailer from the area of Granite Road.
On Jan. 11, 2014 at 2:35 p.m., Lake Country RCMP received a report of an attempted theft of another cargo trailer, this time from the 14000 block of Carrs Landing Road.
The suspects were later observed on surveillance footage attempting to hook up to the trailer and tow it away. It appeared as though the trailer receiver was too large for the suspects’ tow ball. The trailer slipped off the suspects’ vehicle and rolled back into the complainants driveway not causing any damage.
Consider the following tips to help prevent the theft of your trailer:
- Park your trailer out of sight from the roadway;
- Park your trailer with the tongue pointing away from the roadway.
- Use a hitch coupler lock;
- Remove one or all of the trailers wheels;
- Use a wheel lock;
- Secure the trailer to a tree or large fixed object with a chain or heavy cable;
- Park a vehicle in front of your trailer.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.