Our local OPP wants residents to protect their properties from potential burglars.

In light of Crime Prevention Week, the Haliburton Highlands OPP is reminding property owners to safeguard their homes.

Officials say to place a hockey stick or a wooden dowel in the bottom track of a sliding door. They say to keep visible lighting on to give the impression you are home.

They also advise making arrangements to have someone shovel your snow while you’re away.

Contact the OPP for more tips on how to protect your homes from thieves.