A home in the Tanner Ridge area was broken into over the weekend while unoccupied. While our officers continue to investigate the incident, we encourage homeowners to consider the following:

Participate in Block Watch – contact our office for more information, 250-652-4441.2.

Get to know your neighbours and advise trusted neighbours when you are on vacation.

If on vacation, ensure your home does not look like you are away – have papers cleared off your driveway/stoop, ask a neighbour to park their vehicle in your driveway, ensure your yard is kept up if away for a long period.

Ensure motion sensor lights are in working order.

Consider keeping a light on in your home at all times.

Do not post that you are away on social media, share your adventures upon return.

Report all suspicious activity to police, whether your home or someone else’s. For all in-progress activity call 9-1-1.