As the weather gets colder in Spokane, many people have taken to warming up their vehicles in the morning. However, in just the last week the Spokane Police Department says three vehicles have been stolen while were left running and unattended.
To help prevent these sort of thefts, officers have been contacting owners of unoccupied vehicles while they are on patrol. The Spokane Police department would like to remind citizens the city has an Unattended Motor Vehicle Citation that is $124 per offense.
The SPD says most vehicle thefts are crimes of opportunity, so this citation is designed to discourage citizens from give thieves the opportunity to steal their cars.