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Dodge Tops Most-Stolen List while Teslas Stay in the Garage

Car thieves don’t like to be cramped. If they don’t steal a large vehicle, they at least want to ride in style. All but two of vehicles listed by the Highway Loss Data Institute in a new report on the …

Albuquerque Still No. 1 for Vehicle Thefts

Despite a 28% reduction in auto thefts over a two-year period, the Albuquerque, New Mexico area still had the nation’s highest vehicle theft rate in 2018, the National Insurance Crime Bureau said a report released today. The Anchorage, Alaska metropolitan …

Number of Vehicle Thefts with Keys Left Inside Growing Fast

U.S. motorists appear to forgetting one of the earliest lessons of car ownership: Don’t leave your keys in the car. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reported on Monday that the number of vehicles that were stolen because drivers left their …

St. Louis Man Faces 15 Felonies for String of Car Thefts

Authorities say an 18-year-old from St. Louis, Mo., is facing 15 felonies in a string of car thefts that began in October. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Thomas Jackson was charged Monday in St. Louis Circuit Court following accusations that …

Colorado Man Gets Prison for Car Thefts at Funerals

A Colorado man suspected of leading a ring of thieves who broke into cars at funerals, churches, schools and other places in Weld County has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. The district attorney says 31-year-old Ernesto Castanuela Jr. …

Toyota Prius Hybrid Popular With Consumers, Not With Thieves

The Toyota Prius is the top selling hybrid electric vehicle in the U.S. With over 1.2 million sold in the U.S. as of April 2012, it makes up half of all the hybrids on the road. Yet, despite its growing …

San Diego, Calif. Police Say Car Thefts Down Near Border

San Diego police say a multi-pronged enforcement approach has led to a 65 percent decrease in auto thefts over the past five years in neighborhoods near the U.S.-Mexico border. The San Diego Union-Tribune says police identified known car thieves in …

Fugitive Siblings Suspected in Utah Car Thefts

Three siblings arrested in Colorado following a nationwide crime spree are being identified as the primary suspects in the thefts of two cars in Utah. The Daily Herald of Provo reports 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and …