Police Search for Stolen Black Dodge Ram

TOPEKA, Kan. - This week’s featured "Hot Wheels" vehicle is a black 2002 Dodge Ram pickup. It was reported taken on March 23rd from the 1000 Blk SW Oakley.

The last four-digits of the VIN are 9745 and at the time it was stolen it had possible Kansas tag 430 ASU on it. This is a 2 wheel drive pickup with a spray on bed liner, a Harley Davidson Emblem on it and a white tool box. Anyone with information on the theft of this vehicle or any others is asked to call detectives at 368-9400.

The public can now sign up to receive Hot Wheels e-mail notifications at www.topeka.org/e-subscriptions/index.shtml by checking “Hot Wheels.” The public can also sign up to receive the Hot List, a listing of vehicles listed as stolen through the Topeka Police Department which updates several times a week.

Things you can do to help prevent auto theft:

· Never leave your motor running when unattended. This is one of the easiest ways to lose your vehicle, i.e. warm-up thefts on cold mornings, a quick trip into the store, etc.

· Don't loan your car to a stranger or casual acquaintance. Good intentions can result in the theft of your vehicle.

· If you have a garage, use it, and remove the key! If you don't have a garage, park in a driveway instead of the street if possible.

· Steering wheel or steering-column collar locks make visible deterrents, as well as mechanical challenges.

· Never leave a spare key in the vehicle and don’t leave the title in the car.

· Keep valuables out of sight, i.e. cellular phones, pagers, backpacks, purses, CDs, valuable clothing, etc. Valuables in plain view are an open invitation for thieves.


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