‘Opportunistic offenders’ target unlocked cars in Nelson

Nelson police say thieves are targeting unlocked vehicle around Nelson and taking small, easy -to-move items and change.

Nelson police say thieves are targeting unlocked vehicle around Nelson and taking small, easy-to-move items and change. One vehicle was stolen when the thieves found a spare key inside, according to Sgt. Paul Bayes.

These “opportunistic offenders” look for easy targets like vehicles with valuables left in the open or vehicles that have been left unlocked, he said.

“Always close the windows and sunroof and lock the doors before leaving the vehicle, even for a minute,” Bayes said. “Even if you don’t have anything valuable in your car ,a locked door and rolled up window will discourage thieves looking for an easy target.

“If you have to keep coins in your car for the parking meters, keep it in an out-of-sight compartment. Don’t leave your valet key, spare key or house keys inside the vehicle.”


Just Posted

Why film photography is less work (and more fun) than digital

A conversation with Nelson photographers Fred Rosenberg and Thomas Nowaczynski

Peewee Leafs win gold in Trail

Nelson overcame seven other teams to win the tournament

Selkirk College students protest proposed tuition increases

Sudents’ union says this year’s 2 per cent increase puts education out of reach for some

Nelson project funds rural schools in Nepal

Mountain trekker David Swain runs the Altitude Project

Trail area homicide investigation continues

Jan. 14 marked one year since Jordan Workman was discovered in the trunk of a burnt car

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Lineup is full of new faces after the organization parted ways with 18 players over the off-season

B.C. Green leader calls for long-term legislature financial audit

Andrew Weaver says trust in clerk and sergeant at arms is gone

No charges in fatal police Taser incident in Chilliwack

RCMP watchdog concludes no evidence of excessive or disproportionate force was used by officers

Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying with tax payers’ money

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Hua said China demands that the U.S. withdraw the arrest warrant against Meng Wanzhou

Most Read