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Unlocked Vehicles Make for an Easy Target in Overnight Car Prowl

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police catch 3 men during an overnight car prowl, and police are asking people to start locking there doors.

Police say the men entered 10 or more cars Tuesday night through unlocked doors making it easy for burglars to take what ever they wanted without using force.

Dispatch got a call from a person living in the neighborhood between 6th and 10th off Kellogg Street in Kennewick.  The caller says he saw two males getting into his neighbors truck and taking something large out of it.

Police later caught up with the suspects, Nathan Nelson, Danny King, and Dennis Travis who police believe all live in Kennewick.

They found a beer keg, a toolbox, a radio and a lot of other miscellaneous items inside Nelson's Jeep Cherokee parked on W. 6th just off of Kellogg.

Nelson admitted to car prowling.   Police think the suspects probably would have just passed by the cars if they had been locked.

"Unfortunately we get victims that could have protected themselves a little bit more tonight if by doing one easy step, just lock your car."

Police say Nelson couldn't identify all the cars they broke into.   Police are asking everyone who lives in the neighborhood between 6th and 10th around Kellogg in Kennewick to check there cars.   If you notice something has been stolen.  Call this none emergency number 628-0333 or contact Kennewick Police.

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