Reporting stolen licence plates helps police


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By Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The province is making changes to license plate renewal it says will accelerate auto theft investigations.
As of Wednesday this week, motorists are required to report lost or stolen license plates before requesting a replacement plate from registry agents.
Early reporting of lost or stolen plates allows police to be on alert for licence plates that may be used for illegal purposes, the province said Tuesday.
“A lost or stolen licence plate is not just frustrating for the owner, it can create larger problems if it is used in criminal activity,” said Nate Glubish, Service Alberta minister. “One of those risks is to the safety of law enforcement officers who benefit from having the most accurate, up-to-date information when conducting...continued.

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