Crime in and around Gibbons is causing a stir within the community.
 
The town has seen their fair share of local crime, including vandals spray painting a car. As for the surrounding area, crime doesn't look to be slowing down there either. 
 
"It's the surrounding rural areas that are getting hit the hardest," said Gibbons councillor Darren McCann. "The RCMP should be coming with their quarterly report in September or October and we should have a statistics update then."
 
Another issue that has struck more places than just Gibbons is the theft of bottles and cans from houses.
 
"It's not 1986 anymore and we can't leave our stuff out and things unlocked like we did back then," said Gibbons councillor Amber Harris. "Just like you wouldn't leave your keys in your car overnight, don't leave your bottles outside on your porch."
 
Harris added that, although it may not be a large amount of money in property stolen, reporting it to the RCMP is still necessary.
 
"If we want to prevent things like this from happening, then it starts with us first."
 
Earlier this month, Jingler's Pub in Gibbons was robbed at gunpoint. Two suspects have since been arrested in that incident.
 
 
 

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