Summer security savvy
With summer and holidays approaching it is timely to remind everyone in the community to ramp up the security of their residences and remember to lock all doors and windows at all times.
If you are opening your windows to let the breeze in, please ensure you have a locked security screen in place to stop opportunistic offenders.
Katanning police are continuing their efforts to reduce property crime at residential and business premises and rely on the community for awareness, information and responsibility when it comes to preventing and reporting crime of any nature.
Vehicles are still being targeted by offenders easily gaining access into cars and stealing items of value.
Please ensure you do not leave any valuables in your vehicles and leave them locked at all times, preferably parking them in well-lit, secure areas.
Current successes achieved by Katanning police include a number of stealing charges being laid from commercial business, as well as damage offences, traffic-related offences and breaches of restraining orders. A number of the stealing offences stemmed from shoplifting throughout the Katanning retail premises.
Remember to report any suspicious behaviour to police and to also keep an eye on your neighbour’s property.
Reducing crime is a partnership and we need your support to make things difficult for would-be thieves.
Your ongoing vigilance and the support of your local police and emergency services is always appreciated.
Sergeant Dave Groenenberg.
For 24-hour police assistance, telephone 131 444 or in an emergency dial 000. Anyone with information for police can call Katanning Police Station or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or you can follow us on twitter @katanningpol.