Monday, November 28, 2016 3:05 pm ·  0 Comments
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is reminding residents to remain vigilant about home security in the wake of increased residential break and enters in the Town of Oakville. Since early November, police have received a number of reports of suspects using brute force to enter homes while the residents are at work.
These incidents are often taking place during weekday daytime hours, and the suspects are targeting jewelry, electronics, and cash.
Police are advising homeowners to activate any alarm systems, to ensure all windows and doors are locked, and to keep valuable items out of view from the street before departing. They also urge members of the public to connect with neighbours who are home during the day and encourage them to call police if they observe anything suspicious.
As an additional measure of protection, members of the public with residential surveillance are reminded of the Halton Regional Police Service’s Security Camera Registration and Monitoring Program (S.C.R.A.M.). This community-based crime prevention and investigative tool allows individuals to identify and register residential video surveillance equipment through a simple, secure, confidential, online form located on the Service’s website (www.haltonpolice.ca) under Services -> S.C.R.A.M.
Anyone with information relating to these break and enters is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).
Additional tips for securing homes and other property can also be found in the Services section of the HRPS website under Safety and Security Tips.