(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after separate reports of thefts from parked vehicles in the City of Pembroke.
Sometime during the overnight hours of October 9-10, 2023, an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of Maple Ave was entered. Two wallets containing gift cards, credit cards, cash, and identification (ID) were stolen along with lottery tickets and cigarettes. On the evening of October 16, 2023, between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. a pickup truck was entered by an unknown suspect(s) who gained entry to the vehicle by breaking one of the vehicles windows. The vehicle was parked at an arena on Bennett Street at the time of the theft. Items that were stolen include a purse containing a wallet, credit cards, ID, and cash.
Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at +1 (613) 735-8477, or you can reach us at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous, and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to caller display, and we answer our phones 24 hours daily. You could also submit a tip online.
The UOV OPP would like to remind residents that would-be thieves may be out walking the streets looking for crimes of opportunity and an unlocked door, open window, or valuables in plain view 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!