North Simcoe residents aren’t doing much to dissuade people from stealing cars or removing the valuables from inside them.
According to the OPP, from January to August there were 140 car-related thefts in the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment area. The majority of these thefts are crimes of opportunity – a car left unlocked and then ransacked, or stolen.
“In a large number of these reports, owners failed to secure their vehicle prior to leaving it or they had their vehicle stolen with keys that had been left in them,” said Const. David Hobson of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP.
Between July 2 and Aug. 8, OPP responded to six vehicle thefts in Midland and another four in Tiny Township.
In one case, in which a 2018 Ford…