Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Prime Crime

Top 10 stolen vehicles, cops blitz hot spots, offer tips

Released by Sgt. Annie Linteau, Lower Mainland District RCMP/Voice file photo of Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen


n April 29, 2015, Chilliwack RCMP, ICBC and crime prevention volunteers are teaming up to launch the Operation Lock Up program to help residents protect their older model vehicles from being stolen.


Chilliwack RCMP and Volunteers will be offering free steering wheel locks (club) to owners of the top ten stolen vehicles as listed, upon producing valid proof of ownership of the vehicle. They will be on locations at the following locations;

• Thursday April 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. University of the Fraser
• Valley Trades and Technical Centre on Keith Wilson and Tyson Road.
• Monday May 4th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Save On Foods Salish Plaza.
• Tuesday May 5th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Chilliwack Leisure Landing Centre.

As well they will be handing out clubs at the Chilliwack Community Policing Office at 45877 Wellington Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Fridays until the clubs are all gone. This is a first come first serve offer.

Hope RCMP Community Police Office in 2011.

Thieves are always looking for any opportunity to steal or break into vehicles. The Chilliwack RCMP encourages the public to consider the following auto theft prevention tips:

1. Keep your keys secure at all times. Don’t leave your keys unguarded including at a restaurant or gym.
2. Always lock your doors and close your windows, even if you’re away from your vehicle for just a minute.
3. Remove electronics and valuables including smartphones, GPS and keys and put anything that could tempt a thief in the trunk – even loose change or empty shopping bags.
4. Don’t store your spare or valet key in your vehicle – or your spouse’s vehicle.
5. If you own an older vehicle not equipped with an immobilizer, your vehicle is at a higher risk of being stolen. Use an anti-theft device like a steering wheel lock or install an immobilizer to reduce your risk.

See the Top Ten Fraser Valley Stolen Vehicle list to qualify.


For further information, visit www.icbc.com


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