Recent reports on social media indicate that someone (or maybe several people) are targeting vehicles and breaking in.
One report last week came from the trailer park on Church Road, where a resident noticed someone wiping the dew from the car window to get a better look inside. That resident confronted the snoop, who claimed to be looking for “Jesse.”
This morning’s alert comes from Country Road, the road right across from the RCMP station. Another group member noted that something similar happened to them on Wednesday night, on Dover Road by Sooke Elementary. [sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]
LOCK UP YOUR CARS
I went out to my car this morning and found the glove box and console open. I didn’t have much in the car, however, this property thief stole my spare reading glasses that I keep in the car. He threw the case on my lawn and presumably walked off into the night wearing my +1 reading glasses. Stupid is as stupid does.
I lock my car 9 out of 10 times, so it isn’t just coincidence he happened to drop by the night my car was unlocked. Thieves regularly check the cars in the neighborhood. Remember to lock your cars at night.
-Alert from Sooke Mommies and Daddies
SPN urges anyone experiencing something similar to contact the Sooke RCMP. In a previously published article on SPN (What you can do to help prevent a break-in, in your home and in your neighbourhood), the Sooke RCMP noted the following:
Corporal Joe Holmes of the Sooke RCMP has two key messages to relay.
- Please call it in. “We need to know,” said Holmes.
If there is evidence of tampering, or footprints or a possibility of fingerprints, the RCMP can collect that information. Further, if the RCMP know that certain areas are targeted, they can modify the patrol schedules. Even if there is no evidence, call it in.
It’s information. An accumulation of information is incredibly valuable to the police.
An additional piece of advice is to keep receipts with serial numbers. Should electronics be stolen, these serial numbers can be registered in the RCMP’s CPIC database (which, if you are buying used, you should check the serial number…)
- The RCMP are available 24/7. You can always call them at (250) 642-5241. If it’s after office hours, you’ll be directed to press 1 to reach their Dispatch. And, 911 is for any emergency, any time.
- The Sooke RCMP can be reached at (250) 642-5241.
- If it’s outside of regular office hours, you dial the Sooke RCMP number and press 1, and you’ll be connected to a dispatch centre. This means that no matter what, you will be able to speak with a person.
- Resource rich SPN Article: What you can do to help prevent a break-in, in your home and in your neighbourhood