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Sunday, May 15, 2011

OPP Talk Cottage Safety

Regional | by Dan McLean  

OPP want you to be aware and look for signs of a break and enter at the cottage.

It's that time of year, time to head to the cottage.

But the OPP want you to be aware and look for signs of a break and enter and call Police if you have any concerns.

Constable Dave Meyer of the Bruce Peninsula OPP detachment says if your cottage looks like it's been entered, call them and they will make sure it's safe for you and your family.

Meyer says they are also concerned when people report a break-in very late.

He notes people clean up after a theft and notify police too late, and all the evidence has been removed.

Meyer tells us the things criminals break into your cottage in search off are alcohol, money and electronics, so don't leave them behind when you go home after the holidays.

Meyer also notes reporting the crime helps them in deciding area's that need more police visibility.

Meyer also recommends you have good locks and secure windows for your cottage and don't leave ladders and equipment around that may help thieves break-in.

He notes you may even want to install an alarm.


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