Eleven break-ins over two months at homes in Mount Forest area: OPP

MOUNT FOREST – Police are urging local homeowners to take precautions after receiving 11 reports over the past two months of break-ins at homes in the Mount Forest area.

In a Feb. 1 press release Wellington County OPP officials stated the Major Crime Unit and Community Street Crime Unit continue to investigate the incidents.

“The Wellington County OPP would like to remind property owners to take measures to protect their property by ensuring it is properly secured and well lit,” police stated.

“Also, as many go on vacation over the winter months, the Wellington County OPP is asking residents to be mindful about posting their whereabouts on social media, as perpetrators can often use this information to know when people are not home.

“If you will be away, make arrangements for someone to retrieve your mail and check on your residence regularly.”

The OPP is asking residents to report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to the police.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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