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Officers Remind Drivers About Car Warming Safety

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It is suggested to watch your car while it warms up. It is suggested to watch your car while it warms up.

KENNEWICK, WA- It is the time of year again when drivers warm up cars before they head off to their destination, but officers want to remind people to use caution to avoid theft. 

Sunday morning around 1:30 a.m. a pregnant woman left the Seville Apartment complex in Kennewick for the hospital, warmed her car up before she left, but when she went back inside the complex to grab something, her car disappeared.

A few hours later, Pasco Police found the car off Road 60 in Pasco.  This serves as a reminder for everyone to think twice when warming up cars.
   
"If you start your car up and you leave it unattended outside waiting to warm up, there's a chance it's going to get stolen. It helps when the car is locked because it can prevent a thief from jumping in to it, but it doesn't mean that they still can't break a window and get into it," said Corporal Matt Newton with the Kennewick Police Department. 

Kennewick Police also want to remind drivers to make sure they open up garage doors before they start up cars to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
 

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