Halton Police warn against warm-up vehicle thefts

By: Shazia Nazir/Local Journalism Initiative

As the temperatures drop throughout the winter months, police in Halton region are warning residents about risk of leaving vehicles unattended and running amid the return of the seasonal trend of ‘warm-up’ thefts.

Last Wednesday, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) was notified of two vehicles stolen in Milton while left unattended in the owner’s driveway.  Both vehicles were later located in Mississauga and recovered by police.

“Residents and drivers are reminded to avoid leaving a running vehicle unattended with the keys inside. If possible residents should use a remote car-starter and/ or steering wheel lock to discourage this type of theft,” the police said in a statement on Thursday.