Wednesday March 7, 2012


Crime In Your Hood

Mounties say Prospera Centre area targeted recently by thieves

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP

he area in and around Prospera Centre has been identified as a UFVRD RCMP 'hot spot' in the past couple of months due to a concentration of property related crimes specifically relating to vehicles.


This weekend the Chilliwack Chiefs have two home games one on Saturday and one on Sunday.


ICBC and the SAFER City group will be at Prospera Centre to promote March as Auto Theft Awareness month and to provide the community with helpful information on how they can contribute to deter criminals from this area.


The RCMP Auxilliaries will be there for both of the Chiefs games this weekend, March 11th and 12th, an hour before the game starts and until after the game is over. The Auxilliaries will be completing Safe Vehicle checks, leaving vehicle owners information on how to help prevent theft from their vehicles, and patrolling the parking lot. The RCMP Bait van will also be parked on site.

"The police would like the community to know that we have recognized and identified the area around Prospera Centre as a target for property related crimes and are taking action to ensure we are staying connected to our community and their concerns regarding these types of crimes in this area," said Corporal Tammy Hollingsworth. "We would like to remind people to always lock their vehicle and never leave valuable items or garage door openers in their vehicles. This alone will help deter thieves, as thefts from vehicles are primarily crimes of opportunity."

Game times:
Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 7:00 pm versus Westside Warriors
Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 5:00 pm versus Trail Smoke Eaters


Go Chiefs! Don't be a victim at the Chiefs game!



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