Campbell River RCMP Reminder: Lock Your Doors

Campbell River

2022-02-03 03:25 PST

File # 2022-887

Campbell River RCMP Reminder: Lock Your Doors

Campbell River RCMP are reminding members of the community to lock their doors and lock up their belongings. With the reminder, the local police are being very clear to lock up your homes, businesses and cars.

The bulk of the criminals we are dealing with are opportunists, explained Cst. Maury Tyre. They are looking for quick, easy scores, and right now the community is providing an ample amount of easy targets.

A lock and key set

On January 22nd, 2022, a local man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and then was found to have belongings from several motor vehicle break ins with his belongings. In addition he was also identified as a burglar who had entered an occupied, unlocked travel trailer in the middle of the night and stole several items. In the instances that could be identified, it was determined that premises and vehicles had been left insecure. The 25 year old suspect, remains in custody at this time.

Other recent events have taken place, where people have had highly intoxicated individuals wander into their homes or found them passed out in their vehicles in the morning, explained Tyre. The reality is Campbell River is not a small town anymore despite many resident's memories of it being one. For the most part it is still a very safe community, as most violence occurs between individuals who are known to one another. That being said, it's still important to take the most basic of precautions to protect yourselves and your belongings

Help make Campbell River less welcoming to criminal elements. Set a reminder for yourselves, however you need to do it. At 9:00 pm, lock it up. That means, double check your vehicles are locked, make sure your valuables have been put away, and lock the doors and windows of your home to ensure you don't have unwanted visitors.

If you wish to report criminal activity, please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.

 

Released by

Cst. Maury Tyre

Media Relations Officer
Campbell River RCMP
275 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C8
Office: 250-286-6221
Cell: 250-895-1468
Fax: 250-286-3983

Email: maury.tyre@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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