Keep those doors locked, people

Here we go again!

I read today that out of the 21 complaints reported in this paper 10 were thefts from unlocked vehicles. No wonder some people believe there’s a crime wave taking place in our area! As these thefts appear to be from several different areas in Parksville, I don’t believe we can hold any one group of people responsible.

Whatever happened to responsible ownership? When a theft is reported to the police valuable time and resources are being used. Who do they think pays for this? As a taxpayer I’m asking everyone to stop wasting police time by removing valuables, locking your vehicle or parking it in your garage.

Every society has a small percentage of people who will take advantage of situations like this for a variety of reasons including poverty, opportunity and boredom, but we can stop these opportunistic thefts by locking our vehicle doors.

Saving ourselves and others a lot of time and trouble.

Caroline Green

Parksville

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