Local Police Remind Vehicle Owners to "Lock It Or Lose It"

Ontario Provincial Police are reminding drivers to "lock it or lose it".

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police are urging vehicle owners to lock unattended vehicles at all times - even in your own driveway - and never leave a running vehicle unattended, noting it takes only a few seconds for a theft to occur.

Police advise against leaving valuables in your vehicle in plain view, as "would-be" thieves look for easy-to-steal items such as loose change, purses, wallets, and electronic devices.

They also recommend parking your vehicle in a locked garage if you can and completely closing all windows while parked.

Further recommendations can be found on the OPP website.

Anyone with information about thefts from vehicles - or other crimes - is urged to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.