Surprising Results from Lock It or Lose It Campaign by OPP in Thornbury and the Village


(Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON.) Auxiliary officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were out in The Village at Blue Mountain Resort and in the Town of Thornbury checking vehicle doors ensuring vehicles are locked.

 "Lock It or Lose It" was developed by the OPP and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) as a proactive crime reduction program designed to encourage drivers to take simple precautions that will protect their valuables from theft. 

In total, 36 vehicles were checked in the parking lot at Blue Mountain Village and found that 3 were unlocked and 4 with valuables in plain view.  In Thornbury 12 vehicles were checked with 2 unlocked and 2 with valuables in plain view.

This is a great crime reduction initiative lead by Auxiliary officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP which they conduct on a regular basis. Once a car is checked, they will leave a small leaflet on the car with information on crime prevention which is a great reminder to continue to lock it or lose it

Residents are reminded to remove valuables from their vehicles when parked for an extended period of time or move them out of sight and of course, lock their vehicle doors.

For more crime prevention tips, please visit


Contact: PC Martin Hachey

                Media Officer


Phone: (705) 445-4321

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