Another Break-In In Middlesex

After another break-in in Middlesex County the OPP is reminding homeowners to keep their belongings safe.

Police say on Wednesday a suspect or suspects broke into a home being constructed on Oneida Rd. of the Oneida First Nation by removing a lower basement window overnight.

Two cordless drills and a miter saw valued at $1,200 were taken during the break and enter.

Middlesex OPP are asking the public for help to identify the suspect or suspects. You can call OPP anytime at 1-888-310-1122.

Police are also asking residents to secure their properties. The OPP suggests taking the following steps to help avoid break-ins.

  • Secure your vehicle & remove your valuables from your vehicle at all times.
  • Target harden your home, garage and sheds by locking your doors with a quality lock set. For added security, consider installing a dead bolt locking system.
  • Motion activated lighting will deter a potential thief and help alert possible witnesses.
  • Be careful from obscuring sightlines from windows and doors with too much landscaping. Excessive landscaping can give a criminal the opportunity to move about your property without being noticed.
  • Photograph your valuables, record the serial number and consider engraving a unique identifier. Positively identifying your property will help police hold a thief accountable.
  • Make sure your home always looks lived in (e.g. newspapers/flyers picked up, snow shovelled, timed lighting systems etc).
  • Get to know your neighbours and encourage them to keep an eye out for suspicious activity around your property.