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Lindsay resident finds home broken into while away on vacation

KAWARTHA LAKES-A summer vacation has ended badly after a homeowner in Lindsay returned to find a break and enter had occurred while they were away.

Police say on July 31, 2019 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of break and enter to a home on St. Patrick Street in Lindsay.  The homeowner reported to police that they left for a week-long vacation on Wednesday July 24, 2019.  When they returned home on July 31, 2019, they discovered a number of power tools missing from their garage acccording to police.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is actively investigating this break and enter and is asking that anyone who may have information about the incident contact them at 705.324.5252.  Or if you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477) or at www.khcs.ca.

Summer is a popular time for homeowners to go away for a few days and police say it’s also when thieves are likely to attend your property while your home is unoccupied.

Here are a few simple steps can help you to protect your home and your property while you are away:

  • Coordinate a friend or neighbour who you trust to check on your home and watch for suspicious activity
  • Arrange for your mail to be picked up or held until you return
  • Set your interior or exterior lights to a timer
  • Don’t invite thieves by posting on social media that you are away from home

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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