On Saturday April 21 during the 4th Annual Drumheller Spring Expo, the RCMP conducted a search, with Citizens on Patrol, in the parking lot of GreenTree Mall to see how many cars were locked up and safe from burglars.

The initiative was called, 'Lock it or Lose it'.

"We thought it would be a good opportunity to raise awareness about auto theft and theft of vehicles," said Constable Katelyn Dagg of the Drumheller RCMP. "We're going around to every vehicle and putting stickers on the windshields to remind people to be auto theft aware."

The parking lot of the GreenTree Mall had roughly 120 cars parked outside of the spring expo.

"Keeping your valuables out of your vehicles or covered up in the trunk," said Cst. Dagg as she gave tips about how to prevent theft of items in your vehicle. "Locking your doors and just being cautious as far as vehicle theft is concerned."

The Constable volunteered some numbers from last years statistics on car thefts. She said that out of 35 total stolen vehicles in 2017, 13 of the vehicles that were stolen, were unlocked. Furthermore, in some cases, the keys were left inside the vehicle.

"Lock it or lose it. That what the stickers say," Cst. Dagg concluded. "Lock your doors in an attempt to prevent the thieves from taking your car."

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login