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Vancouver Police Tackles Auto Theft

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA), the Vancouver Police Department will distribute steering wheel locking devices during department-hosted events throughout the year as part of an auto theft prevention program.

The Vancouver Police Department will be holding two, simultaneous auto theft prevention events:

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Locations: Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park (12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd. /West Parking



Vancouver Police West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.)

While supplies last, vehicle anti-theft devices will be available for Vancouver community members at department-hosted events. Recipients must meet specific criteria. The Vancouver Police Department has a limited supply of steering wheel locking devices available for individuals who live or work within the city limits of Vancouver AND meet at least ONE of the following additional criteria:

* Recipients must be the registered owner of a 1990-2000 Honda, Toyota, or Subaru.

* Recipients have had their vehicle stolen at least once in the past 12 months AND have a

police report documenting the theft.

In order to obtain a steering wheel locking device at one of the events, recipients will need to have their photo ID, a vehicle registration showing ownership of one of the above-listed vehicles (address must match photo ID), and a police report for those that are a prior victim of auto theft.

Steering wheel locking devices act as a deterrent, when used properly and consistently, in combination with other auto theft prevention strategies. They provide high visual deterrence as well as an unauthorized use deterrent.

For crime prevention tips please visit the Vancouver Police Department at

For more information on reducing auto theft, please visit the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority at

Source: Vancouver Police Department

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