Unfortunately, those who are cabin owners are often the victims of those who would rather make a career of break and entering, instead of going out and finding something else to do.
With the longest days of sunlight upon us and very bright nights, it’s a good time for these people to get out and not only do some damage to cabins and cottages but to help themselves to other people’s valuables.
Recently, there have been break and enters into a number of cabins at Flat Bay Brook, a somewhat secluded area.
It’s really disappointing for cabin owners to return to their premises after being away and learn that it was broken into and items stolen.
The worst is the feeling of violation after learning someone has actually gone through your property and perhaps even stolen some of possessions you prize.
It is frustrating for police when a rash of these break-ins start popping up, as without a lot of clues to go on those responsible will probably continue with their work if not caught quickly.
That’s why the police need the help of the public to help solve these crimes when they take place. If a person has seen something that is out of the ordinary and could lead to a clue in catching those responsible for break and enters, he or she should pass the information forward.
Cabin owners need to do whatever possible to protect their property and prevent people from entering their cabins and outbuildings, such as sheds. Those who want to break in somewhere will likely do so if they put their mind to it, despite locks on the doors.
In saying that, cabin owners shouldn’t make it easy for those who want to get in by leaving windows partially opened or doors unlocked. The more trouble they have getting in, the more likely that person will leave and not come back.
Don’t leave valuables like generators, chainsaws and other items in plain sight.
When leaving a cabin, everything should be secured and window coverings closed so people can’t see inside.
Prevention is worth a lot more than trying to figure out after a break and enter what is missing and having that lingering feeling of violation long after the incident takes place.