Vehicle thefts are on the rise in Spokane after a three-year downward trend.
According to the most recent Compstat report from the Spokane Police Department, there have been 1,260 vehicle thefts this year through September 10. That’s nearly 20 percent more than the same date last year when there were 1,058.
While it’s the first time the numbers have trended up since 2013, it’s still a concern for some.
But to stop your car from becoming a statistic, the Spokane Police Department is offering free clubs to people who have vehicles that are popular among thieves.
Here is a list of those vehicles:
Honda Civic and Accord, model years 1983 through 2005
Toyota Camry, model years 1984 through 2005
Subaru Legacy, model years 1990 through 2005
Jeep Cherokee, model years 1985 through 2000
Ford Explorer, model years 1990 through 2005
Dodge Caravan, model years 1985 through 2010
Ford Escape, model years 1990 through 2000
Subaru Impreza, model years 1990 through 2005
Nissan Sentra, model years 1985 through 2000
You can pick up a free Club at one of the following SPD precincts.
North Precinct: 5124 N. Market St., 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Downtown Precinct: 221 W. 1st Ave., 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays
In order to receive a Club you just have to show proof of ownership for one of these vehicles.
With winter right around the corner, The Spokane Police Department is reminding people to not leave their vehicles running.