Residential Break and Enters on the rise across Ottawa

Residential Break and Enters on the rise across Ottawa

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Break and Enter Unit has noticed an
increase in reports of residential break and enters in which the suspect(s)
enter the residence by an unlocked front or rear door, including patio
doors.

Residents are reminded to keep their doors locked, even when at home, and to
ensure any access point from the garage into the main area of the home is
also locked.

As the weather warms up, residents often leave windows open and forget to
close them and lock them when not at home. Locking windows is a must for
ground floor and second floor windows that are easily accessible by other
means, for example the garage roof or fire escape.
The addition of extra security measures for patio doors, such as a security
bar or wood stick, will aid in preventing the door from being pried open. Do
not leave valuables that may be easily viewed in front of windows or inside
doors. We ask that residents always note and report suspicious persons in
your neighbourhood.

Please follow links for more tips in preventing Breaking and
Entering, or to arrange for a free home security
inspection, and Neighbourhood
Safety.

Anyone with information regarding Break and Enter investigations is asked to
call Ottawa Police’s Break and Enter Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at
1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

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CONTACT:
Media Relations Section
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366
@OttawaPolice
facebook.com/OttawaPoliceService


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