ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS – Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating several thefts from parked motor vehicles that have taken place near entrances to hiking trails in The Blue Mountains.
In the last month, OPP officers have received six complaints of theft from unoccupied motor vehicles which were parked near entry points to hiking trails in The Blue Mountains. In some cases, the vehicle was left unlocked and the suspect(s) made off with numerous items such as cell phones, cash, laptops, gift cards and wallets and purses. In those cases where the vehicles were locked, access was gained by smashing one of the windows causing damage to the involved vehicle supplemental to the theft of property.
The investigation is ongoing however this serves as a good reminder about crime prevention tips from the Lock it or Lose it initiative. This includes not only locking your vehicle doors but also removing any valuable items from plain view and moving them to the trunk/cargo area or locked glove box or better yet, leave all those items at home or temporary residence.
For more tips please visit www.opp.ca and query 'Lock it or Lose it'.
Anyone with information that would assist investigators is asked to contact Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP at (705) 445-4321 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime.
Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka or Grey-Bruce on Twitter or Facebook.