CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) have recorded 54 vehicle break-ins since the beginning of the year.
“This includes incidents where property was taken from the vehicle, as well as where an attempt was made to enter the vehicle and damage was sustained or where the vehicle was rummaged through,” stated Stephanie MacRae, Communications Officer for CPS.
Three individuals have been arrested as a result of investigations into some of those 54 break-ins. Charges against these individuals include possession of property obtained by crime, trespassing by night, and theft under $5,000.
MacRae stated that multiple investigations are still ongoing.
From October to mid-December 2018 there were 146 break-ins or mischiefs to vehicles in Cornwall.
“As always, the Cornwall Police Service would like to remind motorists to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables when unattended,” MacRae stated in an email to Seaway News. “Many of these incidents occur during the night hours, so we recommend that motorists adopt a habit of locking their vehicle at the same time each night to ensure it is locked and secure prior to heading to bed. Residents are encouraged to contact (613) 932-2110 to report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood.”