Watch What You Post in Your Funeral Announcements

The OPP have noticed a sudden increase in the amount of break and enters while family and friends are attending funerals in our region.

The OPP are warning everyone to be cautious about what you put in your funeral announcements. 

Police in Elgin and Middlesex have noticed a sudden increase in break and enters while family and friends are attending funerals. The OPP are urging the public to be cautious when posting funeral arrangements online and in local newspapers; specifically, that any address information is not shared via Canada411 or other online directories.

This is an emerging trend in the region and the OPP are asking community members to choose alternative methods to share funeral specifics.

The OPP is also recommending that if you plan on being away from your residence for an extended period of time; to share absence details with a trusted neighbour or family member. Any suspicious activity should be reported to police immediately.

Police are actively investigating these crimes. Anyone with information regarding any investigation is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

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