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Mounties offer crime prevention advice

Lloydminster RCMP is asking the community for a hand preventing crimes towards their property.

Constable Micheal Hagel says the partnership between police and the community helps further prevent crimes.

“It’s always a good thing to remind people of especially when we hit these winter months and people are going to start warming their vehicles up in the morning. It’s good to remind them to keep their doors and valuables secured.”

Mounties also suggest people check to make sure their vehicle doors are locked, to sit in your vehicle while it’s warming up and to make sure lights are bright enough to spotlight their property.

The crime prevention reminder comes four days after Inspector Lee Brachmann informed the city council of a second investigations team being created to tackle property crime.

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“It’s a detachment priority to reduce property crime. You’re going to see a lot more crime prevention initiatives starting through the Lloydminster detachment,” says Hagel.

During Brachmann’s presentation of the RCMP’s quarterly report, he told city councillors that property crimes have decreased in all types except for break and enters.

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