Morinville has seen an increase in property damage recently.
Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Dale Kendall made a presentation to council on Tuesday (August 29), showing the public their second quarter update and future priorities.
66 property damage issues were reported to police from January to July (up from 59 in the same time of 2016).
"She was very clear that she's not getting enough things reported in to the detachment that are happening in the community. In order to get more enforcement, more officers, support and buy in from council and everything, we need to have more stats," said Morinville's mayor Lisa Holmes.
Other crimes that went up were:
- 19 liquor-related offences (up from seven)
- 18 cases of theft under $5000 (up from 10)
"This summer we've seen a lot of talk about property theft and property crime and so I think she gave us some statistics that will really back up her message that things need to be reported," added Holmes.
Set priorities for the third patrol quarter include traffic safety, property crime, crime reduction and police visibility.