The Sarnia Police Service is reporting an increase in the number of break and enters to the north end of the city. Homeowners are reminded to follow some simple practices to deter these crimes from occurring. Remember to lock doors and windows when you leave your home or retire for the evening. Another favourite target is sheds and garages, so take steps to secure these structures on your property. Consider leaving lights on outside overnight to deter these criminals from targeting your property. Be vigilant and report suspicious activity to the police. If you have any information regarding these break and enters please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.