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 …

Wilmington Police Department is hoping to crack down on car thefts with lock giveaway.

Wilmington police to hand out wheel locks for Kias, Hyundais

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Owners of  Hyundai and Kia vehicles will have yet another opportunity to obtain a free steering wheel lock to prevent car theft.  As the trend of Hyundai and Kia models being stolen continues, the Wilmington Police Department will give away the locks Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of ShopRite, 501 South Walnut …

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 an 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. It’s first come, first …