Property crime on the rise
By Ragnar Haagen
Locking up your shed, putting up a fence and trimming your hedges; these are just some of the proactive steps that can be taken to cut down on property crime.
The Prince Albert Police Service say there has been a recent influx in property crimes that have been targeting yards and sheds and these crimes have ranged from theft to petty vandalism.
Sgt. Stonechild chalks the influx up to the warmer weather and calls these crimes of opportunity.
“Over the totality of the past month it has happened all over the city and it is random. But it seems as if one neighborhood is hit, the next couple nights that area is going to be hit hard,” he said.
“We are definitely taking proactive steps. We have additional resources to patrol that are working covertly if we get an area hit. The next day we’ll be up there walking around and checking everybody that moves.”
That’s why they’re asking for the public’s assistance in staying vigil and reporting any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
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