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How to get your stolen bike back

Darren Boyer, October 6 2021

Over 24, 000 have reported stolen bikes in Toronto over the last 7 years. In this recent article from the Toronto Star the author includes the experience of their two bikes being stolen, a Toronto City Councillor’s, and many others. I’m going to outline how to first stop bicycle theft from happening. Then I’m going to cover how get a stolen bike...

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Jail Guards Advice to Avoid Regrets

Darren Boyer, September 28 2021

I got this note recently and wanted to share it with you. "…I’ve worked for the RCMP as a cell guard for the last eight years. I’ve seen lots of these criminals that have been caught and how high they have been during their time in the cells. Watching them come down is terrible and terrifying.   Would like to know if I can share this email on ou...

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Edmonton & Calgary Friends Lose a Few $Million (Needlessly)

Darren Boyer, August 26 2021

It’s too bad residents in Edmonton & Calgary had to work alone so many times after crime struck their lives between April to June. Residents in Red Deer & Red Deer County reported 79 thefts on Lightcatch between April – June 2021 while Edmonton & Calgary residents only reported 31 thefts over the same period.

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Stole from the wrong people!

Darren Boyer, August 20 2021

***20,000 people seen this land owner's post within 24 hrs. It spread like wildfire. Lets keep the pressure on suspicious vehicles and make alerts on Lightcatch instantly if you see something. *** 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗯𝘆.

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How can we be safe if rural crime is attempted on our property?

Darren Boyer, July 14 2021

Feeling safe should criminals come near is a common concern for families living a long distance from police detachments. Mothers, who at times are home alone, can feel especially vulnerable. It’s well known that repeat offenders and hardened criminals are often released after a short jail term, only to go right back to the same dangerous behaviou...

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The Financial Burden Group

Darren Boyer, June 26 2021

Here's an example of some theft locations for May. The Money Saving Group Most of the communities in this list also create a lot of suspicious activities.  Those suspicious alerts were created within 1 hour of the event 83% of the time. This fast reporting often got multiple witnesses and police involved.  This type of crime prevention takes plac...

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County of Grande Prairie Rural Crime Watch Project

Darren Boyer, May 19 2021

The County of Grande Prairie has kicked off a 12 month program with The Beaverlodge District Rural Crime Watch and Lightcatch. This program is expected to help reduce rural crime rates and increase community safety by providing a free app and free additional services that County residents can use to prevent or stop crime.

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Everyone should learn to use the fears criminals have

Darren Boyer, April 1 2021

How fear affects criminals minds is a simple concept that anyone can use to protect their property better. It’s helpful to recognize that the drug trade loves to exploit the weak and vulnerable through intimidation. For example, a man with a habit, who has a drug dealers gun to his head, and is being told his debts to the dealer are due now gets...

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Problems with 911

Darren Boyer, March 20 2021

Issues with 911 are a touchy subject. For the sake of your safety here are some important ways to make sure any calls made to 911 go well. 75% of all crimes are reported to the RCMP after the fact. This was according to an RCMP Superintendent in Alberta in Aug 2020.  Plus, 911 calls can not receive video or images.

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Tired of looking at a mess like this?

Darren Boyer, March 15 2021

These photos were said to be taken upstream from the Counties water supply, just off a public walking trail. One of the reasons these kinds of things are allowed to continue is that the root cause creators don't have to pay for the costs that come from it. Because it doesn’t cost the real creators anything, THEY DON’T CARE.

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