News

New online crime reporting helps RCMP reunite items with owners

Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said the new system facilitates people reporting on a variety of incidents—including lost items—via the website available at tinyurl.com/RCMPOnlineReport.

"The incident must have occurred in Richmond and the value of items lost, stolen or damaged cannot be worth more than $5,000," Ashton said.

Every year, police recover items that they can't reunite with the rightful owner.

This new reporting system hopes to address that problem.

"We are hoping that those people who don't report a crime because they believe the value is low will use the online reporting system. We get found property turned in all the time, but cannot return it if we don't know where it came from," Ashton said. "The online system is really designed to meet the needs of our social media savvy community."

Also reportable are incidents of theft, vandalism and hit-and-run.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surrey woman dies after being struck by car Oct. 11
 
Surrey enforcer killed on the weekend
 
Two gang associates face drug, firearms charges
Exchange enhances friendships
 
Disclosure rules on way for local elections
 
RDN wary of tower, smart meters
Tibetan child to get medical help thanks to caring Cowichanians
 
2012 Predictions - Theatre - Clayton Jevne, Theatre Inconnu
 
The Week - March 10