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Cabin Crime Prevention Tips

With winter upon us, many County residents have closed up their cabins and recreational properties for the season. Alberta RCMP are urging people to consider crime prevention while winterizing.

In 2017 and 2018, October was the month with the most reported break and enters to seasonal residences. Police say this is due, in part, to residents closing up their cabins for the winter season.

In October 2018, there were 70 break and enters to seasonal properties and more than 550 through the year.

May is the month with the second-most reported break and enters to seasonal properties (56 in 2018) – many break and enters occur over the winter season, but are no reported until the cabins are opened in the spring.

The RCMP offer the following tips for protecting seasonal property:

• Trim shrubs and trees to create clear sightlines;
• Install timers on interior lights;
• Bring home expensive tools and toys;
• Post signage stating all valuables removed;
• Install motion sensor lights outside;
• Check on your property periodically;
• Put away outdoor furniture that can be used to get to the second floor;
• Install solid-core doors;
• Lock doors, windows and the shed.

Police encourage the public to report any suspicious activity. If you see a crime in progress, call 911.

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Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

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