SPOKANE, Wash. — Property crime is an ongoing issue in Spokane, and the police department is offering another level of protection for some car owners in the city.
Spokane police are giving away free vehicle theft prevention devices to people who own certain car models that are often stolen.
Spokane police sergeant Terry Preuninger said the following list of cars represents the most common cars taken in Spokane.
"The reasons are a combination of popularity of models, volume of those vehicles on the road and how easy they are to steal," Preuniger said.
- 1983 –2005 Honda Civic or Accord
- 1984 - 2005 Toyota Camry
- 1990 - 2005 Subaru Legacy
- 1985 - 2000 Jeep Cherokee
- 1990 - 2005 Ford Explorer
- 1985 - 2010 Dodge Caravan
- 1990 – 2000 Ford Escape/Escort
- 1990 – 2005 Subaru Impreza
- 1985 – 2000 Nissan Sentra
- 1990 – 2006 Ford Pick-up trucks
- 1990 – 2006 Chevrolet Pick-up trucks
Owners of these cars are eligible for a free “club” at three police precincts located at 2116 E. 1st Ave., 5124 N. Market St. and 221 W. First Ave.
The offer of free clubs comes two months after Spokane police asked people to volunteer to have their cars pulled over during early morning hours, to make sure they haven't been stolen.
The police department says both initiatives are meant to help curb car theft, which is one of the most enduring issues in Spokane.