Vehicle theft continues to plague Portage la Prairie.  Portage City council was presented with the RCMP's monthly crime report for July at last night's council meeting--the number of stolen vehicles doubled in July compared to last year.  Councilor Orville Wagner is disheartened as the city has tried to get MPI to establish an immobilizer agent in the city. 
MPI has said there are many agents in the area.  While Wagner feels an immobilizer is one of the best ways to prevent theft, he says there are other ways to deter thieves such as the club. 
Wagner encourages residents to contact MPI and request an immobilizer agent for our city.