Letters: Motion detectors work

Best not to ignore warning given by home motion detectors

I installed my motion sensor to aid my  vision if needed during the short colder days of the seasons journeying  to doors and walkways and also as a deterrent to any curious activity.

Getting comfortable and complacent when it malfunctioned, I ignored the extra “To Do” on the list. A lesson learned when at dawn, an alert riser noticed their sensor go off and their call to RCMP resulted in the arrest of two adults in a stolen car harbouring a large cache of stolen items from their prowling the yards of sleeping Sooke residents.

My embarassment at reporting a missing almost full 20-litre gas can in effect helped them continue their tour and collect sellable items for their drug use.

I must thank RCMP Cst. Klein for responding in tracing my item as if it were an valuable electronic item and not a 10-year-old  gas carry  container.

Too often we ignore our motion sensor assuming it’s a deer or  the wind. We also don’t know the day-to-day reality of RCMP investigative processes and the time it takes for even the most mundane tasks of trying to match a poor description of a missing item to a pile of stolen items for return to the owner. My sincerest thanks to the the alert reporter and to Cst. Klein and the RCMP in their handling of the  prowlers and subsequent actions.

Carmen Neumann

Sooke

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