Campus Safety Services would like to remind the Carleton community that, with the nicer weather coming, so is the risk of theft from vehicles. Folks are reminded to remove anything of value from their vehicle.

“Thieves typically look for an unlocked vehicle, and once they gain entry, they go through the entire car, including the trunk,” said Cst. Stephanie Lemieux, Centretown Community Police Officer. “It isn’t enough to hide items in the console or under the car seats because the thieves are just that thorough.” (OPS media release 21 MAR 19)

In the event you notice someone acting suspicious around parked vehicles or if you see someone trying car doors – please call Campus Safety Services to report it, 613-520-4444.

Find out more on how to reduce the risk of being the victim of a theft from vehicle by visiting our website www.carleton.ca/safety/protect-your-property or contact our department. You can also visit ottawapolice.ca for more information.

Download an AVR (All Valuables Removed) card to display in your parked vehicle. The cards are displayed by vehicle owners on the inside of the driver’s side window to display the message, “All Valuables Removed” – letting would-be-thieves know not to bother searching the vehicle and alerting others to take the same precautions. (OPS media release 21 MAR 19)

Anyone with information regarding a theft from a vehicle on campus or any other crime is asked to call Campus Safety Services at our general reporting number, 613-520-3612.

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