Neighbourhood Crime Update
|In the past two months there have been two break and enter crimes in the Valley, the most recent one occurring just a week ago. In both instances, the homeowners were away at the time. In the most recent occurance, the alarm was somehow disarmed and the family returned home to find drawers opened and their belongings thrown everywhere. They lost jewelry, money and other personal items. Just this past week, there was an episode of vandalism, where a family’s car was egged while it was parked on their driveway.
According to Officer Howard Clements of 32 Division, who gave a presentation to the YMVA on May 2, the incidence of home or car break ins in Hoggs Hollow is low, though as these two recent events demonstrate, they can and do happen.
Officer Clements gave the following tips to help prevent crime in our neighbourhood:
The non-emergency police phone number is 416-808-2222. You can also report online at www.torontopolice.on.ca/citizencrimereporting
It is important for us all to be alert and to be aware of who is working on our neighbours’ property, and who is away on holiday. As a community, our vigilance and communication with each other is a key to preventing crime. Please be safe and let us know if you have experienced an issue, regardless of the success of the criminal.
Ann Fitzhenry Bedard