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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
New Castle County- Delaware State Police warn the public about leaving disabled vehicles unattended along New Castle County roadways.
Over the past several weeks, troopers in New Castle County have taken an increased number of motor vehicle theft reports. These vehicles become disabled, and the driver leaves them unattended on the side of the road. When the driver returns to retrieve the vehicle, they discover it has been stolen. This crime is a crime of opportunity, and there is no certain type of vehicle being stolen or length of time the vehicle is being left unattended.
To avoid becoming a victim, the Delaware State Police offer the following safety tips:
The Delaware State Police hope by following these simple safety tips, you can avoid becoming a victim.
Anyone with information regarding these thefts of motor vehicle cases, please contact with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by contacting Detective James Dempsey by calling 302-365-8472. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 072921 1848