Vehicle thefts in Sturgeon County have nearly doubled since 2013.
 
Morinville RCMP Sergeant Dale Kendall gave a full criminal report to Gibbons council on Wednesday (Jan.10). The report revealed that in 2017, 147 motor vehicles were reported stolen in Sturgeon County.
 
Property theft has been on a steady incline over the past five years, but in previous years the amount of stolen vehicles was much lower, including 119 in 2016 and only 82 in 2013.
 
Other crimes on the rise in the county include sexual offences, homicides, theft over $5000, arson, disturbing the peace and possession of stolen property.
 
"When the possession of stolen goods stat goes up it's almost a good thing because it means we're catching people with stolen property," said Kendall.
 
Policing priorities brought forward at the Gibbons town council meeting included traffic safety, crime reduction and police visibility.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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