Police have noticed a decrease in the number of items being stolen from vehicles over the last week and a half.

The Estevan Police Service reported on May 23 that they were dealing with a considerable uptick in thefts from vehicles.

Police ramped up their surveillance in the target areas - the south side of McDonald Road, and the 200 to 600 blocks of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Streets had been hit hardest - and have noticed a difference.

"That has slowed here a little bit," said EPS Sgt. Tyler McMillen. "We still want people to be vigilant."

McMillen said police have been "sitting dark" in various locations where incidents had been taking place. Police have encountered people in those areas.

"We haven't been able to catch anybody doing criminal activity. But being out there doing what we're doing, have interacted with people out on foot in the wee hours of the morning. If it is them that are up to it, hopefully they know that police are watching and maybe that's a reason why they slowed down."