Ontario Provincial Police — News Release


(PEMBROKE, ON) —  The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently solved 36 incidents of theft that occurred over an 11 month period between January 2016 and December 2016.  34 of the incidents involved the theft of property from unlocked vehicles in the City of Pembroke and Laurentian Valley Township.  Two of the incidents were thefts of motor vehicles and in both cases, the motor vehicles were recovered after being abandoned. 

As a result of the investigation a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both from Pembroke, will face consequences under the Extra Judicial Measures provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

With warmer weather on the horizon, more would-be thieves may be out walking the streets looking for crimes of opportunity and an unlocked door or open window can be an invitation to thieves.  The OPP remind all vehicle owners to take the following steps to reduce their chances of victimization:

  • Roll up your vehicle windows
  • Lock the vehicle and pocket the keys
  • Park in well-lit area if possible
  • Never leave valuables in plain view

Locking up should also be applied to your home, garage, sheds and out-buildings.  Lock it or Lose it!