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Police warn public (again) to lock vehicles

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It’s become a familiar refrain, but North Bay Police Service remind members of the community to lock their vehicles when unattended, especially at night.

Police are reminding that crime prevention is a shared responsibility. Motorists should remove valuables from sight when leaving vehicles unattended. It is recommended not to leave your identification in your vehicle.

During the first week of September, police reported 14 instances of theft from a vehicle. Each of these 14 thefts was made from unlocked vehicles. Items stolen include cash and change, debit cards, credit cards, and wallets.

Police say the areas of theft include, but are not limited to:

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  • Thelma Drive
  • Nightingale Street
  • Portage Avenue
  • Labreche Street
  • Mulligan Street
  • Galt Street
  • Browning Street
  • Beattie Street
  • Landsdowne Avenue
  • Harvey Street
  • Main Street (Callander)

Call 9-1-1 if you witness suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, such as a person or persons walking from vehicle to vehicle checking door handles for unlocked vehicles, call 9-1- 1 immediately to report what you have seen to police.

Anyone with information that may assist police with these investigations is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497- 5555. For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at

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