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KEEP YOUR VEHICLE SAFE

Two BSO districts are giving residents the tools they need to help keep their vehicles secure.

On Saturday, May 18, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., BSO deputies from District-15 will hand out “Club” antitheft steering wheel locks to North Lauderdale residents who own one of the district’s top ten most often stolen vehicles. Owners should bring their vehicle and registration papers to Hampton Pines Park, 7800 Hampton Boulevard in North Lauderdale to take advantage of this offer.

North Lauderdale residents who do not own one of the top ten most often stolen vehicles may stop by to have their vehicle identification number (VIN) etched into their vehicle’s windows. Residents can also register for the CAT (Combat Auto Theft) program.

CAT is a remarkably effective way to keep vehicle theft in check. Those who register for the program have a highly visible sticker placed on the rear window of their vehicle. The sticker lets law enforcement know that the vehicle should not be on the road between 1:00 am and 5:00 am. It’s a great way to help cut down on nighttime auto theft.

District 15 top ten most stolen vehicles are: HONDA CIVIC, HONDA ACCORD, FORD MUSTANG, FORD F150, TOYOTA CAMRY, TOYOTA COROLLA, ACURA INTEGRA, DODGE CARAVAN, MAZDA 626, AND NISSAN MAXIMA

Pompano Beach residents may also take advantage of some great vehicle theft deterrents on Saturday, May 18, 2002.

From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., deputies from District-11 will be at Pompano Highlands Park, 1650 NE 50th Court in Pompano Beach. They will offer VIN engraving and CAT registration for residents of Pompano Beach.

For more information about the North Lauderdale event, call Sgt. Watkins at (954) 720-8900, extension 29. To learn more about the Pompano Beach happening, contact Deputy Tom Demchar at (954) 786-2100.

This report by,

Hugh Graf / PIO

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