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Lock it or Lose it: RCMP reminding local residents to lock vehicles

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Local Mounties are reminding people across the region to remember to lock up your vehicles.

This after a recent increase in thefts in the Picture Butte area.

On Monday this week (Aug. 10), RCMP received complaints of at least four vehicles which had been rummaged through. One truck was even stolen and later found in a nearby corn field.

All of the targeted vehicles were believed to have been simply left unlocked.

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Staff Sergeant Glenn Henry says RCMP are encouraging local residents to report suspicious activities to police right away to help in arresting those responsible for these kinds of thefts. “Everyone has a role to play in keeping our community safe”, says Henry.

Various items were stolen in the recent incidents including a tool box, bank cards left inside vehicles, a dash camera, a mail box key, and personal documents.

RCMP stress removing the opportunity for the crime to happen is the easiest way to help.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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