River Heights has been hit hard by a rash of vandalism and home/vehicle break-ins in recent months, prompting the Winnipeg police to launch a project tasked with combatting property-related crimes.
Project Comet will address the issue through increased routine patrols in affected areas, and also educate the public on crime-prevention.
Citizens are invited to the Corydon Community Centre located at 1370 Grosvenor Avenue on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a community forum held by police on the recent spike in crime. Residents can voice their ideas on preventative measures and here from police from the West District Station.
Police say as weather warms, many citizens choose to sleep with their windows open for fresh air or to cool off for those without air conditioning. Citizens may either forget to close the window or choose to leave it open while they are away during the day. Police say this provides an opportunity for criminals to gain access to residences creating greater opportunity for a potential break-in.
More preventative measures on securing your property can be found on the Winnipeg police website.