While cold temperatures may keep most residents indoors, for thieves it’s used as an opportunity to break into sheds and other winter storage. The Cochrane OPP has some tips to deter theft from your property in the winter, especially those sheds locked up for the season. Police say a common mistake is announcing a trip on social media as sometimes you not know who may be viewing the status. The OPP says motion lighting draws attention to any unwanted presence on your property and obviously, keeping everything locked up securely is a priority. For more safety tips you can contact your local OPP station or check out crime prevention tips on its website.