Four Arrested For Vehicle Thefts In Owen Sound, Meaford

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Four people have been arrested in connection with the thefts of vehicles in Owen Sound and Meaford.

On Friday, an unlocked Dodge Caravan was stolen from a residence in Owen Sound.  That vehicle was located unoccupied early Saturday morning in Meaford.   It had been abandoned after becoming stuck in a ditch. A 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche was also stolen from a residence in Meaford.

Later Saturday, Owen Sound police located the stolen Avalanche in the 200-block of 8th St. E in the city.  A short time later, police arrested four suspects in relation to both of these stolen vehicles. They face a total of 18 criminal charges.

Just a few days earlier, the Owen Sound Police Service launched its “Lock It or Lose It” campaign in partnership with police agencies across Ontario.

This is a community crime prevention initiative led by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police encouraging citizens to protect their vehicle, personal identification and parcels by following a few key crime prevention tips to keep your property safe:

1) Always hide or conceal your personal items, documents and parcels from plain sight
2) Always lock your vehicle
3) Park your vehicle in well lit areas