The Saskatchewan RCMP has been getting an influx of reports this month regarding vehicle thefts of trucks parked in fields, including Humboldt and the area. 

The RCMP gave a few tips to farmers to deter vehicle thefts:

  • Avoid idling an unoccupied vehicle.
  • Install an anti-theft system if your vehicle does not have one, or use a steering wheel lock to deter thieves.
  • Lock parked vehicles and remove the keys. While it might be handy to leave a set in or hidden near a vehicle just in case it must be moved, it’s also handy for thieves. Last year in Saskatchewan, at least 29% of all stolen vehicles had keys inside.
  • While it’s not always possible during farming operations, try to park vehicles in well-lit, secure areas, or garages, as often as possible.

Vehicle thefts are occurring not just in Humboldt, but reports also come from Carnduff, Prince Albert, Melville and Weyburn detachment areas, says RCMP.