Don’t leave it running, say police

Let’s face it, most of us are guilty. When the temperature dips to bone-numbing temperatures, we like to warm up our vehicles before hopping in. his practice puts law enforcement on edge. For starters, it’s illegal in Colorado to leave a car running unattended. While police officers probably won’t cite residents for doing it, they warn that a running vehicle is a green light for thieves to snatch a car.

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Vehicle theft increasing in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs police reported a decrease in stolen vehicles last month but the crime remains the city’s fastest-growing, according to Chief Pete Carey. Carey said vehicle theft has increased 20 percent this year.  In January, the Police Department created a five man unit dedicated to the crime.  The unit includes three detectives, a sergeant and an investigator with the Colorado State Patrol.

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