We had a well-attended and informative evening on how to stop crime in McQueen. Here are some of the main items discussed:
Neighbours and community are the best defence against crime! Look out for one another. If you see anything suspicious, do not hesitate to call it in! 9-1-1 if you require immediate assistance, 780-423-4567 or #377 for non-immediate assistance.
Although our crime statistics (below) show that crime is down in the community, it could be that many crimes go without being reported. Police presence is directly related to crimes reported so it of utmost importance to REPORT EVERY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL.
Record serial numbers of anything valuable that you'd like returned if it happens to be stolen. Etch phone numbers in your valuable items like tools. Pawn shops will call you if it turns up!
Research CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), & popcenter.org to reduce the risk of crime happening on your property.
Police arrested and charged an individual with dozens of break and enters. It is known that this suspect was involved with break & enters in our neighbourhood, mainly through basement windows. Due to the large number and severity of the charges, the suspect will be in jail for a long length of time.
Print off the neighbourhood watch sign (also below) and put it in your window. Again, do not hesitate to call immediately if you see ANY SUSPICIOUS behaviour.
Do NOT keep valuables and/or identification in your vehicle.