Central Oregon Daily10 vehicles stolen in Madras since Oct. 1. Police recover almost all...

10 vehicles stolen in Madras since Oct. 1. Police recover almost all of them.

10 vehicles stolen in Madras since Oct. 1. Police recover almost all of them.

Madras Police car

The Madras Police Department says of the ten vehicles reported stolen in the city since the start of October, nearly all of them have been recovered.

Ten vehicles were stolen inside the city limits between Oct. 1 and Nov. 25. Madras Police said Monday said it recovered seven while other agencies recovered two more. Four people have been arrested.

Madras Police also recovered one vehicle reported stolen from Deschutes County, the department said.

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RELATED: Law enforcement shares crime prevention tips for fall, winter months

Police have these tips to help discourage someone from breaking into your vehicle or stealing it:

  • Remove valuables from the vehicle or lock them out of sight.
  • Lock your car doors, roll the windows all the way up, and don’t leave your keys or key fob in the car.
  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended while warming up (unless you have a high-quality remote start system which keeps the vehicle locked and it won’t start without the original key or fob).

If your vehicle is stolen:

  • Report it to your local non-emergency dispatch center as soon as you are aware. Up to 45% of stolen vehicles are recovered within two days. Be prepared to provide the make/model of the vehicle, color, license plate number, as well as the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The VIN can be found on your insurance policy documentation or on the Proof of Insurance card.
  • Report it to your insurance company. Oftentimes insurers need a police report before honoring a claim.
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