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Lock it or Lose it campaign kicks off in Orillia

Auxiliary members will be checking vehicles in targeted areas and leaving reminders for motorists who leave their vehicles unlocked or leave valuables in view
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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Orillia Auxiliary Unit will be conducting a Lock It or Lose It campaign in response to recent complaints of vehicles being entered in parking lots and other areas of the city of Orillia. 

As part of the Community Mobilization and Engagement Strategy and Orillia detachment Crime Prevention initiatives, Auxiliary members are checking vehicles in the targeted areas and leaving reminders for motorists who leave their vehicles unlocked or leave valuables in plain view. The Orillia OPP would like to remind everyone of the importance of preventing crime through responsible actions including:

  • Always roll up your vehicle's windows, lock the doors and pocket the key,
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running,
  • If you have a garage, use it. Lock the garage door and your vehicle doors,
  • Never leave your car keys in plain view or in an easily accessible area,
  • Keep your vehicle registration certificate and proof of insurance on you at all times. Don't leave these documents in your glove compartment,
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area,
  • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk,
  • Inform your local police department if you see vehicles or vehicle-related activities that look suspicious.

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.