WITH more than 90 per cent of crimes in Bunbury being preventable, residents will benefit by signing up to the online newsletter E-watch.
This is the view from E-watch community safety officer Peta Nolan who urged residents to sign up to become more educated about crimes in their area.
E-watch is gearing up for its second newsletter due out tomorrow and carries some very important messages for Bunbury residents.
“Each fortnight people will get information about burglaries and crimes within their area and also tips on how they can prevent crime,” Mrs Nolan said.
“We have waves of crime and there may be a wave of car break-ins and then it might turn to shoplifting so we are keeping people up to date what to look for.”
Mrs Nolan said the more the community gets involved the more effective crime prevention will be in Bunbury.
“We want everyone to reconnect and be proactive in this area, because a lot of the crimes are preventable,” Mrs Nolan said.
She said South Bunbury is the most active suburb so far, with the majority of sign ups.
The main community message highlighted in the last newsletter was the high number of incidents where vehicles are being left unlocked with valuables inside.
The email prompted residents to reduce the risk of motor vehicle crime and ensure you remove your valuables from sight.
You can sign up for the newsletter on the City of Bunbury website by searching e-watch.
Local crimes highlighted last newsletter:
College Grove: Offenders gained entry to an unlocked vehicle and stole cash an electronic note taker and sunglasses.
Carey Park:A vehicle parked on the front lawn of Tipping Street had its window smashed
East Bunbury: A house in Strickland Street was entered when the owner went out for a few hours and forgot to lock the doors. They had a wallet and quick-shot Samsung camera stolen.
Withers: An open carport in Island Queen Street resulted in offenders forcing open the door of a vehicle and stealing an industrial spray gun.
South Bunbury: Five unlocked vehicles were targeted and items stolen.