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Bonnyville RCMP Update Dec. 15

Bonnyville, Alta. – This holiday season, the Bonnyville RCMP is wishing everyone a #DecemberToRemember!

We want to ensure that Albertans are enjoying this festive time of year while also staying safe. This December, remember the following:

The Grinch isn’t the only one stealing this Christmas…

  • When holiday shopping, never leave valuables visible inside your vehicle.
  • Consider having deliveries sent to the store or post office so they won’t be left unattended on your porch.
  • Never leave your vehicle idling with the keys inside.

For the snowbirds…

  • Always make sure to secure your home, garage, and property before leaving on a trip.
  • Make arrangements for your mail; either have someone you trust stop by and collect it, or arrange to have it paused while you’re away.
  • If possible, install motion sensor lights and security cameras on your property.

Don’t get Scrooged by a scammer…

  • If you are buying or selling something through online market places, make sure you meet somewhere safe for all exchanges and transactions like a police detachment.
  • Always be mindful about the personal information you post online. Scammers can use that information to trick you.
  • If you’re in doubt as to whether or not something is a scam, contact your local police for assistance.

When decking the halls…

  • Make sure your decorations do not obstruct your view outside of your home.
  • Clear walkways and driveways of any decorations.
  • Ensure your decorations remain on your property.

Follow the RCMP on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta, or search #DecemberToRemember for more seasonal safety tips.