Reminder: do not leave vehicles running while unattended

Monique Cotton, Public Information & Communication Director, 509.363.8285

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Spokane Police remind citizens not to leave vehicles running while unattended. Just this week, five vehicles have been stolen while they were left idling.

Warming up a vehicle and leaving it unoccupied while running can create an opportunity for thieves and can put citizens in unnecessary danger.

Additionally, idling is illegal in Spokane and can result in a $124 fine. The incidents SPD has responded to this week are listed below:

  • 2-09-14 at 6 a.m. at 6000 N. Alberta
  • 2-10-14 at 7 a.m. at 2200 N. Dakota. The vehicle was recovered on 2-10-14 at 2400 N. Cincinnati
  • 2-11-14 at 8:30 a.m. at 6400 N. Sutherlin. The vehicle was recovered on 2-11-14 near the intersection of Walnut/Garland
  • 2-11-14 at 7 a.m. at 600 E. Mission. The vehicle was recovered on 2-12-14 near the intersection of Sutherlin/Taft
  • 2-13-14 at 7:30 a.m. at 3100 E. Indiana. The vehicle was recovered on 2-13-14 near the intersection of Regal/Upriver

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