As this holiday season approaches, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday.
We ask you to remember that winter roads create dangerous conditions and we urge you to sloooooow down. In addition, the holidays can be an opportune time for criminal activity. The following are some of the more “holiday-centric” concerns:
Theft from Vehicles: Please do not leave valuables (including wrapped or unwrapped gifts) in plain view in your vehicle. Remove valuables and Lock your vehicle! Contact your local Ottawa Police Community Police Center for a free “All Valuables Removed” Card…they make great stocking stuffers!
Distraction Thefts: Do not leave your purse in the shopping cart! Not all people are good intentioned; that person who was only looking for assistance in reading a label at the grocery store, was really a distraction so an associate could grab the wallet from your purse – Close it and keep it close!!!
Residential Break and Enters: Have someone watch your home if you are going away, use timers, have someone park in your driveway…etc. and of course, remove all valuables (gifts etc.) from view.
Secure your home and property – Together we can make our community safer!
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Barrhaven Community Police Centre