(HURON TWP, ON) – On August 10, 2021 at 3:25 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of property damage to a residence along Boiler Beach Road in Huron Township. Officers responded with members of the Ripley-Huron Fire Department to find that an unoccupied home had some minor fire damage. There is no estimate on the value of the damage at this time.
The South Bruce OPP Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Office of the Fire Marshall (OFM) are continuing to investigate. Investigators are interested in viewing any video surveillance, including dash-cam video, between 9:00 p.m. on August 8, 2021 and 6:00 a.m. on August 10, 2021.
Suspicious vehicles or suspicious people need to be reported to police as soon as possible so that an officer can be dispatched to investigate.
The South Bruce OPP is taking this opportunity to send a reminder about the OPP SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Program. The OPP SafeGuard program is a community-based crime prevention program that is designed to: reduce break and enter crimes, increase support to victims of crime, reduce re-victimization and engage and empower citizens to take an active role in helping prevent crimes.
The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) invites you to take the following quiz to assess your property:
- Are there clear views of all doors and windows (no tall bushes or fences)
- Do you ensure newspapers and flyers are collected, driveway is cleared and grass is cut when you are away for a period of time?
- Do you leave lights on timers, both inside and out, when you’re away?
- Do all of your exterior doors have a deadbolt lock?
- Are the strike plates on your exterior doors secured with four screws?
- Do all the windows with a single locking device have a secondary security feature?
- Do you know your neighbours on all 3 sides and across the street?