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, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the theft. The bad news — in addition to the … Continued

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

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 Cars Left Running Unattended are an Easy Steal Denver, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2017) — Coloradans … Continued

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 was about 7 in the morning and I was just making coffee. And I heard … Continued

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