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Kindersley RCMP Welcome More Businesses to ‘Etch It and Catch It’ program

by Kindersley RCMP

While catalytic converter thefts continue to be a problem in the province, Kindersley RCMP rolled out a theft prevention program in the spring to help deter thefts in the area named ‘Etch It and Catch It’. The idea behind the program is local automotive businesses offer to etch the last 8 digits of a vehicles vehicle identification number (VIN) onto the catalytic converter. This will assist in deterring these types of thefts and also give the RCMP a chance to charge individuals who have stolen converters in their possession.

Since the programs launch several new businesses have stepped forward to participate including:

·         K and S Tire in Eston

·         Owens and Sweitzer in Eston

·         Expert Paint and Body in Eston

·         OK Tire in Kindersley

This is in addition to the already participating businesses in Kindersley including:

  • Energy Dodge
  • Fountain Tire
  • Integra Tire
  • Kindersley Mainline King of Trucks
  • Tisdale Ford

“It is great to see this program grow and local businesses assisting the community in helping to deter this type of crime” stated Staff Sergeant Kevin Peterson. “We look forward to continuing to expand this program in our Detachment area and beyond and welcome any other businesses that are interested in participating to contact the Detachment for further information.” Peterson went on to say.

Kindersley RCMP responded to a further 78 calls for service from September 19th to 25th which included, but was not limited to, four mental health act calls, three uttering threats complaints, and two suspicious persons calls.

If you need to report any suspicious activity in your community, please contact the Kindersley RCMP detachment by calling 306-463-4642 or their local police service. Information can also be provided anonymously through Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Want to help your local RCMP investigate crimes and keep your community safe? Voluntarily register your business or home security camera at: saskcapturecw.ca.

*For more information on the calls to service please contact the Kindersley RCMP detachment.

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