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Mapleton among sites of recent series of vehicle thefts

WELLINGTON CTY. - Mapleton was among the locations of thefts of vehicles with keys left inside last month, the OPP report.

On the morning of Aug. 3 the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of a white 2010 Chevy pickup truck from King Street, Mount Forest. Someone stole the vehicle sometime overnight while the keys were in the vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered abandoned in a field near Mount Forest in Southgate Township.

On the morning of Aug. 13, 2017 the OPP received a report of a theft of a white 2015 GMC Terrain from Aberfoyle Mill Crescent, Aberfoyle. Someone stole the vehicle sometime overnight from the garage while the keys were in the vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered abandoned in the City of Guelph.

On the morning of Aug. 18, the OPP received a report of a theft of a blue 2005 Hummer H2 from Lambeth Lane, Puslinch. Someone stole the vehicle in the morning while it was running in the driveway. The vehicle was later recovered abandoned with damages in Puslinch.

On Aug. 21, police received a report of a theft of a white 1999 GMC pickup truck from Smith Street, Arthur. Someone stole the vehicle in the earlier hours of Aug. 19 while the keys were in the vehicle.

The vehicle was later recovered abandoned in the Township of Mapleton.

On Aug. 29, the OPP received a report of a theft of a white 2014 Ford Focus from Main Street North, Mount Forest.

At approximately 2:30pm that day someone stole the vehicle while the keys were in it. The vehicle was later recovered abandoned in Ayton, West Grey.

On the morning of Sept. 3, 2017 the OPP received a report of a theft of a blue 2006 Chevy pickup truck from Bonniewood Drive in Drayton. Someone stole the vehicle in the early hours while the keys were in the vehicle, which has not been recovered.

To help prevent future incidents, the OPP are reminding citizens about the “Lock it or Lose it” campaign.  

“Lock it or Lose it” is a crime prevention program that reminds the public to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables and keys from within. This helps reduce the motivation and likelihood of this type of property crimes.

Any person with information regarding these incidents are asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

 

September 8, 2017

 
 

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