On January 13, 2019 shortly before 1:30 a.m. members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for suspects going through unlocked vehicles on Farah Avenue in the City of Temiskaming Shores.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. OPP located and arrested the 13 and 15-year-old youths involved in the incident.   

Police would like to remind the public that a professional thief can steal your vehicle in just 30 seconds – without the key. Same applies to your home; by leaving an unlocked door or an open window, it’s an invitation to thieves.

LOCK IT OR LOSE IT is a proactive crime prevention program to encourage drivers to take a few simple precautions that will protect your vehicle and contents from theft. 

  • Keep valuables out of sight. If you have to leave them in the vehicle, put them in the trunk before you park at your final destination;
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area;
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running;
  • Lock your doors at all times


Thieves will often target easy to carry items so that it doesn’t impede with their movement. All suspicious activity needs to be reported to police. Try to obtain as much information as possible while assuring your safety, and do not interfere with the crime scene.   

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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