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Help requested with rod’s return
On Sept. 28, a visitor from the Netherlands was fishing on the Adams River near Roderick Haig-Brown Park in Lee Creek. The man had two fishing rods with him, and left one resting against a tree while he hiked further upstream. When he came back a few hours later, the rod was gone. The fishing rod was a brown Sage, Model # ZXL490-4, worth about $500. It did not have a serial number. The RCMP are requesting that anyone who may have picked up the rod, or knows of its whereabouts, contact Chase Detachment.
The RCMP remind all homeowners, and particularly seasonal property owners, about the need to properly secure houses and moveable property as the first line of defence against break, enter and theft. Theft deterrence is best effected through layers of security – this will cause the thief to give up on your property as it will take too long to gain access. Exterior doors must have quality deadbolts, and windows need to be well-secured against prying. Additional measures, such as steel bars over windows and doors, are recommended for unoccupied residences. Storage sheds should have quality padlocks with steel cover boxes mounted on the door to prevent access with bolt cutters. Monitored alarm systems combined with high-resolution video surveillance are important to notify owners of attempted break-ins, and provide police with evidence suitable for court.
Outdoor equipment, utility and boat trailers should be mechanically or electrically disabled and chained/cable locked to an immoveable object such as a concrete foundation wall.
House alarm systems can be expanded to include cable alarms for outdoor equipment. Ignition immobilizers and GPS tracking systems are now widely available for high-end equipment such as travel trailers, skid-steer equipment, all-terrain vehicles, etc.