In the one week period from May 18 to 25, 2017 there were more than 20 thefts from vehicles in the Oceanside area. There is obviously a criminal with an affinity for theft from auto in our community. The thefts were predominately from unlocked vehicles and in fact, it is very rare that windows are smashed to gain entry. Most of these thefts would have been avoided by the owners simply locking their vehicle doors.
The theme of this year's event is “Outreach – Contribution – Mobilization: Commitment to Community Voices.” The focus areas will be: financial abuse of older adults; security features of Canadian bank notes; crime prevention through environmental design; responding to violence against women; keeping children and youth safe; implementation challenges and strategies to overcome them; and creating safer neighbourhoods.