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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 the Colorado Stolen Vehicle Database Repository administered by the ATICC. The repository contains records of … Continued

Puffer Week Underway to Spread Auto Theft Awareness

Puffer Week Underway to Spread Auto Theft Awareness

Source: westernslopenow.com :: 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…

Coloradans Against Auto Theft launches new campaign

Coloradans Against Auto Theft launches new campaign

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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 percent over 2016. Methamphetamine arrests are up 31 percent in 2017, with police reporting 1,171 … Continued

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…

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…

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 was left running outside a house on the 2700 block of South Depew Street. Then, just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, two men used a key likely from the stolen vehicle to enter the home. Read the full story here »

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 executed a city-wide “puffer” operation Tuesday morning. Warming up your car could leave you out in the cold. "It invites crime. It invites a thief to steal your vehicle," Aurora police Officer Patricia Perea said. Read the full story here »

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…

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…

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 blanketed the area where his van was stolen with signs and pictures of his dog, Arrow. He’s offering a $100 reward just to get his dog back. He says the van isn’t even important to him — it’s Arrow that…

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 the vehicle and ran off on foot, Denver Police Spokesman Sonny Jackson explained at 8:20 a.m. Jackson also said the stolen vehicle was a puffer, a car left running unattended -- which is illegal. Read the full story here »

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…

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…

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 Crime Information Center (NCIC), which showed a total of 708,909 vehicle thefts for the year. Read the full story here »

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 pages, filled with drug and theft charges to name a few. Read the full story here »

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.…

Colorado organization’s summer campaign coincides with National Auto Theft Prevention Month

Colorado organization’s summer campaign coincides with National Auto Theft Prevention Month

The Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT) coalition recognizes National Auto Theft Prevention Month with a new Lockdown public awareness campaign empowering citizens to take an active role in protecting themselves and their communities from auto theft. Read the full story…

Lock Your Block: Campaign to curb auto theft

Lock Your Block: Campaign to curb auto theft

In honor of National Auto Theft Prevention Month, the Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT) has announced the Lock Your Block campaign. Read the full story here »

Car thefts take seconds, so does prevention

Car thefts take seconds, so does prevention

The simple act of just locking your doors and removing the keys can prevent most auto thefts, yet 50 percent of all stolen cars have the keys in them. Read the full story here »

Most Car Thefts Are Preventable Crimes

Most Car Thefts Are Preventable Crimes

Wednesday morning’s wild police chase along three highways caused all kinds of problems for innocent drivers sharing the road. And while the incident was extremely rare, there is a lesson to be learned. Read Full Story Here »

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