Spokane Police Asking for your Help Preventing Car Thefts

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568, tfuller@spokanepolice.org

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:18 a.m.

The Spokane Police Division is reminding drivers not to leave their vehicles running and unattended.

As we approach the cold winter months in Spokane, the Spokane Police Division is asking for your help in preventing car thefts. Every year we receive numerous reports of vehicles stolen while warming up, but unoccupied. The citation for Unattended Motor Vehicle is $136.

Already this Sunday, 11/1/2015, a vehicle was stolen while warming up with the keys in the ignition. The vehicle was found later but the suspect(s) drilled a hole into the gas tank and stole the vehicle’s wheels, tires, and battery. Most vehicle thefts are crimes of opportunity, so don't give the thieves the opportunity to steal, crash, or dismantle your car.

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