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Is your car one of Denver’s most stolen?

Is your car one of Denver’s most stolen?

It’s a top 10 list you don’t want to be associated with. Source: 9 News – Denver, CO

Neighborhood Where Deputy Was killed is Colorado Springs’ Auto-Theft Central

Neighborhood Where Deputy Was killed is Colorado Springs’ Auto-Theft Central

The apartment complex where El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick was killed during an attempted auto-theft arrest is at the heart of a city neighborhood most afflicted by motor vehicle thefts in 2016, a Gazette analysis of the latest…

‘Kilo Car’ Covered With Fake Heroin And Fentanyl As Warning To Drivers

‘Kilo Car’ Covered With Fake Heroin And Fentanyl As Warning To Drivers

DENVER – Police departments and organizations in Denver trying to reduce car thefts unveiled a “Kilo Car” covered in fake drugs this week to highlight the problem of stolen vehicles across the state leading to other serious crimes. “I think that…

Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2017

Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2017

The Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC) has prepared the following assessment regarding the occurrence of motor vehicle theft in Colorado, during the period of January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Data used in this report is sourced from…

When ‘Puffers’ are Stolen, the Community Pays

When ‘Puffers’ are Stolen, the Community Pays

There’s good news and bad news for Puebloans who have their running and unattended vehicles stolen by opportunistic thieves. The good news is the vehicle owner likely won’t have to pay higher insurance rates or premiums on their comprehensive insurance,…

Puffer Week Underway to Spread Auto Theft Awareness

Puffer Week Underway to Spread Auto Theft Awareness

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Dropping temperatures prompt many of us to warm up our cars before we take off, but by leaving them running, unlocked and unattended, we could be setting ourselves up for the worst. This is called “puffing”, and it’s against the law. Currently, a statewide initiative called Puffer Week is underway, which … Continued

Coloradans Against Auto Theft launches new campaign

Coloradans Against Auto Theft launches new campaign

Source: kdvr.com :: Watch video clip here.  

Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Colorado Puffer Week

Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Colorado Puffer Week

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Krista Silano, 303-832-2700 ext. 211 Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216 Twitter: @StopAutoTheftCO Facebook: @ColoradansAgainstAutoTheft   Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Colorado Puffer Week Statewide “Puffer Week” Campaign Reminds Coloradans that…

Denver Couple Has Two Cars Stolen in Four Months

Denver Couple Has Two Cars Stolen in Four Months

SOURCE: 9NEWS.com :: The most recent theft happened one morning in December in the back alley of Nate and Vanessa Boyer’s Highlands home. Someone drove off with Nate’s Dodge Rebel pickup, which he runs a construction business out of. “It…

Denver Saw Big 2017 Jumps In Car Thefts, Meth Arrests

Denver Saw Big 2017 Jumps In Car Thefts, Meth Arrests

SOURCE: Colorado Public Radio :: Denver is dealing with double-digit increases in car thefts and meth arrests — and experts say the two are linked. According to Denver Police Department data, in 2017 there were 5,371 car thefts, up 13…

2017 Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in Colorado by Theft Area

2017 Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in Colorado by Theft Area

The following information contains vehicle thefts in Colorado for the date parameters: January 1 – December 31, 2017. Source: Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC) Repository      

Denver Police again warns drivers against ‘puffing’ their vehicles this winter

Denver Police again warns drivers against ‘puffing’ their vehicles this winter

DENVER – Temperatures are finally dropping in the Denver metro area, which is a good thing for our mountains but a bad thing for people who “puff” their vehicles during the winter months. That’s why the Denver Police Department is once again warning drivers against “puffing,” or leaving a car running while the driver is … Continued

DORA Releases CATPA Legislative Review

DORA Releases CATPA Legislative Review

Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) 2017 Sunset Review: The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority and the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority Board SUMMARY What is it? The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) program was created by the General Assembly to enable law enforcement agencies or other qualified applicants to apply for grants to assist … Continued

If You Knew Where Auto Theft Ended, Would You Start Locking Your Car?

If You Knew Where Auto Theft Ended, Would You Start Locking Your Car?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Megan Tobias, 303-832-2700 ext. 214 Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216 Twitter: @StopAutoTheftCO Facebook: @ColoradansAgainstAutoTheft   If You Knew Where Auto Theft Ended, Would You Start Locking Your Car? An Average of 347 Vehicles are…

Warming Up Your Car Could Make You a Target for Theft

Warming Up Your Car Could Make You a Target for Theft

Denver, Colo - Warming Up Your Car Could Make You a Target for Theft Read the full story here »

Key Taken During Puffer Theft Likely Used To Enter House

Key Taken During Puffer Theft Likely Used To Enter House

Denver, Colo - One man is in custody and another on the run after entering a Denver home Tuesday morning using a key stolen from a puffer SUV. Denver police said a black Yukon was stolen last Friday when it…

Aurora Police Go Out On Puffer Patrol

Aurora Police Go Out On Puffer Patrol

Aurora, Colo - It can be tempting to warm up your car on cold days like Tuesday morning. But you would be breaking the law if you did. Dozens of people learned that the hard way in Aurora as officers…

2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft

2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Holly Franklin, 303-832-2700 ext. 221 Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216 Twitter: @StopAutoTheftCO Facebook: ColoradansAgainstAutoTheft 2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft New Auto Theft Poll: Majority of Coloradans agree leaving cars running unattended is a top way cars get stolen, but 34% admit to leaving … Continued

Brighton police capture man who led police on chase in stolen car

Brighton police capture man who led police on chase in stolen car

Brighton, Colo - Police announced Saturday night they had arrested a 24-year-old man they believe drove a stolen Lexus into a patrol car while escaping and then stole a pickup after he crashed the first stolen car. Cesar Irreza is being investigated for multiple possible violations, according to a Brighton police news release. The convicted car thief is on probation, according to court records. A witness called police at 5:45 p.m. Friday after spotting a fugitive driving a stolen white…

Colorado Springs homicide victim’s vehicle stolen, recovered in Cañon City

Colorado Springs homicide victim’s vehicle stolen, recovered in Cañon City

CAÑON CITY, Colo. — A vehicle stolen from a Colorado Springs homicide victim was found in Cañon City Tuesday, according to police. Cañon City police said around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, an officer spotted a “suspicious vehicle” in the parking lot…

Puffer Week reminds motorists of dangers of ‘puffing’

Puffer Week reminds motorists of dangers of ‘puffing’

DENVER - Coloradans Against Auto Theft and Colorado Auto Theft Investigators once again teamed up for this year's "Puffer Week." The week-long statewide awareness and enforcement push aims to educate the public about the risks, dangers and heightened crime associated…

Man Who Had ‘Puffer’ Van Stolen Desperate To Get His Dog Back

Man Who Had ‘Puffer’ Van Stolen Desperate To Get His Dog Back

DENVER (CBS4) – A man is searching for his dog that was stolen along with his van. He wanted to tell his story so that other people won’t leave their cars running, or “puffing,” when it’s cold. Scott Hills has…

Schools take precautions while police search for people who stole a puffer car

Schools take precautions while police search for people who stole a puffer car

DENVER - Three Denver schools briefly enacted security protocols while Denver Police searched the area for suspects who abandoned a stolen vehicle. The car was dumped along South Sheridan Boulevard, south of West Yale Avenue. Officers believe the suspects left…

Remote starters could be answer to rash of “puffer” thefts in Longmont

Remote starters could be answer to rash of “puffer” thefts in Longmont

It's a frigid northern Colorado winter morning and the temperature hovers close to zero. In order to give the seat warmers a chance to get nice and toasty, you turn on the car and walk back inside to drink the cinnamon mocha cappuccino brewing on the Keurig. Convenient, but you run the risk of returning to an empty driveway and tire tracks heading up the street and around the corner. Read the full story here »

Protect Your Cars from Being Stolen

Protect Your Cars from Being Stolen

During the winter months many of us leave our keys in the car to warm up or because we are running inside for a quick moment. Experts say the number of cars stolen because of puffing increase this time of year. Carole Walker with Coloradans Against Auto Theft spoke with us about ways to keep your car protected from thieves. Read the full story here »

Colorado organization hosting social media contest to combat auto theft

Colorado organization hosting social media contest to combat auto theft

Coloradans Against Auto Theft has launched a social media contest to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving running cars unattended. They're asking Coloradans to post a photo of how they warm up with their cars in the morning. It…

Dog stolen with car reunited with owner

Dog stolen with car reunited with owner

On Nov. 19, Negri had stopped by a store to grab an energy drink. She kept her car running while she ran inside the store. That's when a man jumped in her car and took off. Rosie was in the…

NICB Releases Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

NICB Releases Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 19, 2014 — Car thieves don’t take a break for the holidays, according to new data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. NICB’s 2013 Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report analyzes data from the National…

Former thief: Don’t make it easy for the criminals

Former thief: Don’t make it easy for the criminals

KUSA – How easy is it to break into a car? Extremely easy if you don't "hide, lock, take." Twenty-four-year-old "Michael" is finishing up his third round of probation. If you pull up his criminal record, there are pages upon…

Pickup drivers watch your back side: Thefts of tailgates climbing rapidly

Pickup drivers watch your back side: Thefts of tailgates climbing rapidly

Thefts of tailgates are up near 33 percent from 2012 to 2013. That's according to insurance claims during the last two years. The stolen tailgates are resold on the underground market as replacement parts, or they're sold as scrap metal. Read the full story here »

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