Sum­mer se­cu­rity savvy

Great Southern Herald - - News - Sgt Dave Groen­berg

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.

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