Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ...Police were slow to respond to call
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 19 Apr 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, I am writing in regards to the recent article on how Halton Hills youth have a negative perception of police officers. Recently my boyfriend's car was stolen while he was working at a very busy business. The thieves had the audacity to steal his car in plain sight during daylight hours. His car is not only a car, it is his livelihood as well as a very important hobby of his. Once noticing his car was stolen, he called the police right away. He also notified me and I went to help wait for the police. Four hours later, after repeatedly calling the police department, an officer arrived and took a statement. My boyfriend's car was found 14 hours later and at least 45 miles away. The thieves had stripped the car of all its valuable and sentimental accoutrements. When questioning the officer about the response time my boyfriend was told it was due to a "shift change". Having seen this first-hand it makes me wonder what is a priority when it comes to crime in Halton Hills. The huge delay in time is very questionable and nerve-wracking to say the very least. Danielle Jensen, Acton

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ...Police were slow to respond to call