Check home security status warn police
A number of burglaries in the PrescottRussell region over the summer months have prompted the OPP to remind homeowners that they need to review their home security setup.
Police suspect an open window or an unlocked door may have allowed a burglar easy entry to a home on Front Road West in Champlain Township. The daytime breakin on July 26 is believed to have occurred between 10:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The suspect left the premises, taking a silver-and-white iPad and some assorted jewelery. Total value of the stolen goods is estimated at $2200. Anyone with information about anyone trying to sell an iPad of that description or some gold jewelery is asked to call Const. Melanie Dufresne at 613-632-2729 or the CrimeStoppers tollfree confidential tips line at 1-800-222-8477.
Homeowners can reduce the chance of burglary by making sure all windows and doors are shut and have secure locks set when they go out. Invest in a home security alarm system if possible. If absent on vacation or overnight, arrange to have someone either stay on the property or come by to check on it and also to collect mail.