Warning issued about valuables in vehicles

If you’re going Christmas shopping, Vernon RCMP remind you to not leave valuables in your vehicle.

If you’re going Christmas shopping, Vernon RCMP remind you to not leave valuables in your vehicle.

Theft from vehicles continues to be an issue in Greater Vernon.

“Please, if you’re parking your vehicle, lock your doors and do not leave valuables in the vehicle if possible,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“If you’re shopping and have something valuable in your vehicle, please ensure that it can’t be easily seen.”

The local detachment has issued the same reminder numerous times throughout the year, but the problem persists.

“We’ve already had one incident of Christmas presents being stolen from an unlocked vehicle,” said Noseworthy.

Vernon RCMP volunteers, meanwhile, will begin their holiday Lock Out Auto Crime Operations this week.

The volunteers will be checking vehicles in parking lots throughout Vernon and completing a crime prevention notice identifying key areas where drivers can improve or eliminate the opportunity for a crime to take place.

“RCMP volunteers can be identified by their high-visibility yellow jackets with “RCMP Volunteer” on the back and the RCMP crest on the front,” said Regan Borisenko, crime preventional coordinator for the Community Safety Unit.

“They will be happy to speak to vehicle owners regarding making their vehicles less appealing to thieves.”

The program is operated in conjunction with the City of Vernon, ICBC and the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP, and is designed to raise public awareness and reduce crime through education and presence.


For more information, contact Borisenko by calling 250-550-7847 or by e-mail at rborisenko@vernon.ca.



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