car thefts

As car thefts soar, police offer tips to protect vehicles

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

New Castle County police investigated 35 reports of stolen vehicles or attempted thefts, and are warning car owners to take measures to protect their cars as much as they can. Of those 35 vehicles, 26 were Hyundai or Kia models. Both of the companies have released software upgrades designed to counter their easy thefts. Those upgrades are available for free …

Some Hyundai and Kia models are easier to steal. (Pexels photo by Erik Mclean).

Free steering wheel locks for some Hyundais, Kias

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County Police are hosting anĀ event Monday, May 15 to give away steering wheel locks to owners of some Hyundai and Kai vehicles. The giveaway, done in partnership with Hyundai Motor America, runs 4-6 p.m. at the Paul J. Sweeny Public Safety Building, 3601 N du Pont Highway, in Minaquadale, just south of Interstate 495. Itā€™s first come, first …

Catalytic converter theft

Catalytic converter theft focus of newly filed billĀ 

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A new bill filed in the General Assembly aims to put a dent in the sale of stolen catalytic converters by changing rules and increasing the penalty for stealing them. House Bill 78, sponsored by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, would update the definition of catalytic converters, limit who is able to buy and sell them, increase the penalties for taking …

Passenger abandons car as 5 teens steal it in Newark

Charlie MegginsonHeadlines, Police & Fire

Car thieves jumped into a car that was left running in Newark last week, only to find a passenger in the back seat.   Five brazen teenagers successfully stole an idling car in Newark late Friday evening after discovering a passenger was still inside the vehicle, according to Newark Police.Ā  The driver parked the car on Amstel Avenue near South …