An upswing in thefts involving motor vehicles reported in the region. Holiday shoppers should take extra care in securing those gifts in unseen areas of a vehicle such as a trunk.
You’re also encouraged to lock your car, even if it is parked in your own driveway.
With colder mornings, some drivers may want to start the car and go back inside while the vehicle warms up. An extra set of keys can be helpful in securing your running car from thieves, but Blair Police Chief Joe Lager strongly discourages motorists from warming up vehicles inside attached garages – exhaust in a confined space can lead to Carbon Monoxide poisoning.