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Crime Prevention 101: December 8, 2009

Posted by southbendpolice in Crime Prevention, News Releases.
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The SBPD would like to take the opportunity to remind drivers of the hazard associated with letting vehicles idle unattended. With colder weather moving in, many motorists start their cars and leave them idling with the doors unlocked so they can enter a warm car. This practice invariably leads to an increase in motor vehicle thefts in our community.
In the absence of a remote starting mechanism, which will start the engine but keep the steering and transmission locked, we encourage people to simply resist the urge to let vehicles idle. This is a simple crime prevention tip that everyone can use.