In a recent statement from Cst. Travis Adema, Tisdale RCMP has issued a reminder to residents to ensure their vehicles, outbuildings and homes are kept locked to safeguard against unlawful entry and thefts.
Tisdale RCMP state they continue to receive complaints from property owners regarding unlocked vehicles being entered resulting in items of value and of personal interest being stolen.
Some of the items recently stolen include tools and carpentry related items, an UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle or drone), an Apple iPad, fitness equipment including a backpack with shoes and membership card, money and wallets. Stolen wallets contained items such as personal identification cards and bank cards.
The Tisdale RCMP are asking the public to ensure their vehicles, outbuildings and residences are locked and secure with any items of value being removed and stored appropriately. They urge residents to consider recording serial numbers of their valuables for future reference. If there are none, consider marking your items on your own.
Nipawin & Carrot River not seeing increase but should still be vigilant
According to Staff Sgt Wauters of Nipawin RCMP Detachment, while no increased thefts have occurred in this area, residents should still heed Tisdale’s recommendation to be vigilant and lock up valuables. In the month of August, there were 6 B&E’s and 14 thefts under $5,000. Wauters mentioned there have been rashes of thefts from vehicles in the past but it hasn’t been a major problem in recent months. Many of those thefts targeted things like loose change and valuables.
“Times have changed, we just can’t keep things unlocked anymore“, says St Sgt Wauters. He reminds residents to always lock up your vehicle and remove valuables as well as taking extra precautions when you are going to be away, such as locking up your garage.
According to a spokesperson in the Carrot River RCMP Detachment, no significant increase has been seen however there have been rural thefts reported which they say is not unusual this time of year. Carrot River RCMP increased rural patrols in their area and would also like to remind people to be aware and report suspicious vehicle or activity. Getting as many details about the vehicle they report is important, and residents are urged to write down detailed descriptions. Getting plate numbers and a photo or video with their cell phones can be very helpful as well.
Residents should report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to law enforcement.
Should you have any information regarding these thefts or any other crimes, please contact your local RCMP Detachment
- Tisdale RCMP Detachment at 306-878-3810
- Nipawin RCMP Detachment can be reached at 306-862-6270
- Carrot River RCMP Detachment’s number is 306-768-1200
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous in reporting can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit a tip via their website http://crimestoppers.com or text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) with TIP206 plus your tip in the message.