Lock It or Lose It warn police

On March 16, 2020 at 1:55 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter at a residence in the 1600 block of North Line in the Municipality of Kincardine. Officers responded and located the accused nearby who was arrested without incident.

Dale CONANT, 41-years-old, of Kincardine was charged with Break and Enter, Possess Property Obtained by Crime, Possess Break-In Instruments and Breach of Probation. He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for March 16, 2020.


The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding residents about the OPP Lock It or Lose It Initiative following a March 12, 2020 report of overnight vehicle entries along Mary Street in the Municipality of Brockton.

The Lock it or Lose it tips not only help to prevent auto theft, they also help to prevent the theft of valuable objects that may be left in your vehicle:

  • Always roll up the windows, lock the door and pocket the key.
  • If you have a garage, use it. Lock the door as well as the vehicle.
  • Always park in a well-lit area.
  • Never leave your vehicle running while it’s unattended.
  • Never leave valuable objects in plain view.
  • Never leave your car keys in plain view.

A professional thief can steal your vehicle (or valuables from your vehicle) in less than a minute, so don’t make it any easier for them. You’ve worked hard to earn it, so work just as hard to protect it.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.