Since the legalization of cannabis marijuana Hanover Police have been fielding many calls for service regarding theft of cannabis plants. This is an on-going issue in the Town of Hanover with cannabis plants often being stolen from residential yards. Hanover Police are encouraging anyone who is actively growing marijuana plants to take the following precautions.
- Install Video Surveillance and Motion Alarms (Set for Low Sensitivity)
- Install locking fencing
- Install motion lights
- Report suspicious activity in and around any residential properties
- Check with your insurance company to see if they will cover theft of cannabis plants
- Check your cannabis regularly and report any thefts to police
Police suspect this will be an increasing crime of opportunity moving forward. It is hoped with some preventative steps you can reduce your risk of becoming a victim.