Spokane Police have some helpful tips to help keep your property safe this winter.

Officer Joshua Laiva #1231

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:13 p.m.

Over the past week, the Spokane Police Department has responded to several residential burglary reports where an attached garage was left unsecured, or open, and vehicles were prowled. Spokane Police would like to remind the community to make sure both the roll up doors and man doors of their garages are secured. If your garage door doesn’t secure, make sure you don’t leave any items of value out or your vehicles unsecured. With the winter months upon us please remember that it’s getting dark earlier in the day, and you might want to secure your garage sooner. Also remember that if you warm up your vehicle on these cold mornings, don’t leave your vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition. An unattended vehicle left running is not only illegal, but it will make for an easy target for vehicle thieves. Waiting with your vehicle while it warms up is the safest option.

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