Fall is here again, and that means yard clean up days, with seasonal summer items once again going into winter storage mode. This seasonal transition is a great opportunity to ensure the items in your yard are properly secured.
RV’s and trailers that have summered away are now back in the city. On many travel trailer models, batteries are exposed and minimally secured. A quick visit from a thief to an RV parked in an accessible spot can mean an easily stolen battery, often with the thief cutting the connecting wires for speed of removal. Not only will this mean the cost of a replacement battery for your RV, but it can also mean a rewiring. Stop this theft before it can happen by removing the battery and storing it in a secure location.
The Regina Police Service is also warning residents of a recent increase in break and enters to garages – Last week (September 7-14), Regina saw 53 garage break and enters, a rise from 38 at this same time in 2020. Garage owners should take the extra step to ensure the garage is secure before going to bed. It’s easy to forget – if you see your friendly neighbor’s garage is uncharacteristically open in the late evening, be a good neighbor as well and let them know. If a security system is within budget, it can be a powerful deterrent to garage thieves. Security cameras are helpful in theft investigations, and security signage is a strong deterrent.
The Regina Police Service thanks the public for their help in crime prevention. Have a great autumn, Regina!