File # 2018-Grinch

Date of Crime

- December 25, 2018


Anywhere in Port Alberni

Don’t let the Grinch or any thieves take your Christmas toy haul!
Now that Christmas is over and you have your new TVs, games and
sports equipment, other electronics, and tools, don’t advertise your
Christmas haul to others. Be sure to recycle those now empty
boxes and packaging by bringing them to the recycling centre. Leaving
them out at the curb simply broadcasts to all those who pass by your
residence what new items you have. You could be contributing the
someone else’s shopping list. So remember to break down those boxes
and packaging materials and recycle them at the recycling depot or
break them down small enough that they can be buried within your
recycling. Be sure to also engrave or mark your items for easy
identification. Engraving tools are available for loan at the Port Alberni
RCMP Detachment. And, don’t forget to lock your doors of your home
and vehicle and keep valuables out of sight.
No one needs to know what you have!