OPP Remind Operators To Secure Their Vehicles

MIDLAND, ON – Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the OPP would like to remind all vehicle, vessel and ATV operators and owners to take a moment and make best efforts at securing your property prior to parking/mooring and leaving it.


Since the start of July 2018 officers have been dispatched to residences on the following streets to investigate a stolen motor vehicle complaint-


Woodlands Avenue, Tiny Township – July 2, 2018

Manly Avenue, Midland – July 3, 2018

Coutnac Crescent, Tiny Township – July 12, 2018

Montreal Street, Midland- July 16, 2018

Everton Drive, Midland – July 17, 2018

Bayshore Drive, Midland – July 28, 2018

Johnson Street ,Midland – July 30, 2018

Galloway Boulevard, Midland – August 7,2018

Champlain Road , Tiny Township – August 8,2018

Couchiching Crescent, Tiny Township – August 8,2018


Officers have also attended the following streets to investigate ATV thefts

Woodlands Avenue, Tiny Township – July 2, 2018

Second Avenue, Tay Township – July 15, 2018

Honey Harbour Road, Georgian Bay Township – July 19, 2018

Park Street, Tay Township – July 24, 2018


and the following streets for vessel theft reports

Honey Harbour Road, Georgian Bay Township – July 4, 2018

Overhead Bridge Road, Tiny Township – July 7, 2018


Investigators note that in a large number of these reports that owners/operators failed to secure the vehicle prior to leaving them or had their vehicle keys stolen that had been left in them prior to the theft of the vehicle.


For some helpful hints on theft prevention please view the following links and remember to always “Lock IT or Lose IT”


for vehicles https://www.esurance.ca/info/car-insights/auto-theft-prevention


for boats https://www.keysso.net/commrelations/crime_prevention_tips/pdf_tips_files/boat_theft_121008.pdf


for ATV https://oneinsurance.ca/personal/atv-snowmobile-insurance/off-road-vehicle-trailer-theft-prevention


Anyone having knowledge of a property crime is asked to please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

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