Break and enters continue to be on the rise

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This week there were 68 calls to service for the Three Hills Members. Of these, the top calls were ten Break and Enters, and seven Traffic Collisions.

Break and enter, and theft from oil/gas site

Sometime between September 26, 2017 and September 27, 2017, an unknown male entered an oil/gas site west of Elnora. Several small items were stolen from the sites work shack included hand tools, computer equipment, safety equipment and cameras. The unknown male was driving a suspected stolen burgundy F350 truck.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

On September 27, 2017 at approximately 4:15 pm, a red car driven by a young man was travelling northbound on highway 21 near Trochu, Alberta. The car crossed the centre lane and proceeded into oncoming traffic. A pickup truck travelling southbound, took evasive action in an attempt to avoid a collision. The red car struck the back driver side of the pickup truck causing it to roll over. The driver of the red car was ejected, sustaining life threatening injuries and eventually died in hospital the next day. The two occupants of the pickup truck were treated and released from hospital that day. No charges are pending.

Break and Enter to shop in Huxley area

Sometime between the evening of September 28, 2017 and the morning of September 29, 2017 a shop was broken into near Huxley, Alberta. The unknown subject(s) stole an impact driver, batteries and accessories.

Break and enters continue to be on the rise and we don’t see this slowing down. There are a number of tactics that you can deploy that work as deterrents to would be thieves.

Keep things locked up and out of sight. Often time thieves are impulse people and will act when they see an opportunity. Don’t leave things out in the open for them to see. If they look inside and see nothing they want, they are more likely to move on. If the house is locked up, the likelihood is higher that they will also move on instead of making a bunch of noise trying to break in.

Put up adequate lighting and look into a Security system or cameras. Nothing worse for someone trying to sneak up on a house when there are lights everywhere. Security systems and cameras are becoming more and more affordable. If you do invest in a Security System with a monitoring company, ensure you provide them with alternate contact people and numbers for those times when you go away.

If all else fails, a good dog that likes to bark is a favorite of mine. I’ve been woken up a time or two in the past to the dog alarm going off. I’ve even had to call her back from down the block as she chased someone from our yard. Best part, they work for kibble and the odd bone from time to time.