Okotoks, Alberta – The Okotoks RCMP is always on guard against criminal activities within the town of Okotoks. One issue that is constantly appearing within crime statistics is that of stolen vehicles. From January to June 2017 Okotoks RCMP has investigated a total of 29 incidents relating to stolen vehicles. A staggering 72% of those investigations resulted in information that the vehicles were left unlocked and/or the vehicle keys were left inside prior to vehicle being taken.
On the early morning of July 11th, 2017 the Okotoks RCMP completed checks on 150 vehicles parked in residential neighbourhood, 13% of vehicles checked were found to be unlocked.
Okotoks RCMP Crime Reduction Unit is seeking public’s assistance in lowering the number of vehicle thefts in the Town and want to remind public to always lock their vehicles when not in use, removing valuables from view, not to leave spare keys inside and not to leave vehicle running when not with the vehicle.