Police Issue Public Safety Warning to Oakville Residents


Residents of Oakville may want to take more precautions before turning in for the night, police say. 

Halton police say that since early August, 2018 the Town of Oakville has faced a number of nighttime break and enters.

Police say these break-ins have happened as a result of unlocked windows, doors, and garage doors.

According to police, suspects have also used remote garage door openers left in vehicles to get access into homes. 

Police say that although suspects have been known to enter homes while people are sleeping, there currently has not been any reported confrontations between suspects and residents.

Police say these break-ins are under investigation.

Police are recommending that people take safety measures to ensure their vehicles and homes are secured before retiring in the nighttime. 

For further protection, police are also recommending that garage door openers are either removed from vehicles or stored out of sight. 

Residents are being advised to report any suspicious vehicles or people they see in their neighbourhood during nighttime hours.

Individuals with more information have been asked to contact Detective Ron Strauch of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ex 2255.

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