Acadia of the Lands and Forest

Edmundston Police Force urges vigilance during social isolation

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The Edmundston Police Force warns the population that in this time of isolation and confinement, it is important to make sure to lock vehicle doors, sheds, garages and to store inside any valuables to avoid being a victim of theft.

Members of the Police Force continue to patrol city streets to keep neighbourhoods safe and peaceful.

The Police Force would like to congratulate citizens for all the efforts made to respect the measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus, said Inspector Steve Robinson, Operations, Edmundston Police Force.

Since people are confined to their homes, it is also very important to be vigilant against telephone and internet fraud. Police remind residents they should never give out personal information or credit card numbers to people posing as Canada Revenue Agency employees, representatives of charitable organizations, health professionals or even public health officials or companies that offer medical items or home tests.

If you believe you have received fraudulent calls, you can contact the Edmundston Police Force at 506.739.2100 as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online or by phone at 1-888-495-8501.

Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.