Police were quite impressed with the results from the recent Lock it or Lose it event.
On Saturday (Oct.20), the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Heartland Citizens on Patrol scanned the streets to find vehicles that were left unlocked, left running unattended or contained valuables within view.
Only a select few areas in the Fort and Bruderheim were covered, but the results of the 188 vehicles scanned were encouraging.
"No vehicles were found with the windows open or the keys in the ignition. Also well we're happy to report that no vehicles were left running unattended," said RCMP Corporal Laurel Scott.
Only 60 of the vehicles were found to have valuables inside and 37 had electronics in plain view.
"Criminals use stolen vehicles to commit more property crime. They are also often involved in collisions and other cases of dangerous driving. Simply locking your car has a major impact on keeping everyone else safe," said Inspector Mike McCauley, Officer in Charge at the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Detachment.
One of the main tips Mounties had for drivers was to put valuables and packages in the trunk, where they are out of sight.

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