RELEASE DATE: 01/12/2012 RELEASE TIME: 3:15 PM CASE NUMBER:
NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives from the Special Investigations Section will be out in force during the week of January 15-21st, looking for “Puffers”; those that leave their vehicles running unattended.
Colorado Revised Statute, 42-4-1206, essentially addresses the fact that it is illegal for a person to leave a vehicle on and unattended. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be joining other law enforcement agencies throughout the state in enforcing this statute. DCSO joins members of the “Colorado Auto Theft Investigators” group in trying to educate the public that leaving a vehicle on and unattended is a good way to get it stolen. Many auto thieves look for this effortless opportunity to steal a vehicle.
Please do your part in preventing auto theft, if you have to warm up your vehicle in the morning, make sure to stay with it.