Sept 25 - LOCK IT OR LOSE IT – UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY OPP RESULTS

 

FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                         DATE: September 25, 2018
 
 
LOCK IT OR LOSE IT – UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY OPP RESULTS
 
 
(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists and passengers to Lock it OR Lose it when it comes to their vehicles and valuables as part of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Lock It OR Lose It campaign. 
 
On Sunday September 23, 2018 auxiliary OPP officers conducted checks of vehicles parked at several locations including the Petawawa Market Mall,  Petawawa Civic Centre, Petawawa Point, Pembroke’s West End Mall, Moncion’s Metro and at municipal parking lots in Pembroke including the marina/amphitheatre area and in the downtown core.  Of the 282 vehicles checked, 20 vehicles were found to be unlocked and insecure.  Several unlocked vehicles were observed to have valuables in plain view including building materials, groceries, keys and a wallet. 
During the Lock It OR Lose It campaign, police officers, auxiliary officers, and crime prevention personnel will examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. They place a small notice on vehicles checked indicating what safety precautions were neglected and offer simple prevention tips for drivers to protect their vehicles against theft. The notices also congratulate drivers who have secured their vehicle.  The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP will use Lock It OR Lose It notices throughout the year as part of our on-going crime prevention efforts.
 
Motorists and passengers are also urged not to keep personal documents such as vehicle ownership, liability pink slips, credit card invoices, or other documents containing personal information in their vehicles. Identity thieves are looking for such documents so they can assume identities, secure credit card accounts, lease vehicles for export, and even take out a mortgage against victims’ properties without their knowledge.
Contact:  Cst. Shawn Peever
                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment
                (613) 732-3332 - office
                (613) 633-3294 - mobile