Winter Weather Brings our Car Thieves

Thunder Bay Police image of motor vehicle accident on Mission Road
Thunder Bay Police image of motor vehicle accident on Mission Road

Thunder Bay PoliceTHUNDER BAY – Cold weather appears to bring out the car thieves. Over the past twenty-four hours, Thunder Bay Police report three vehicles were stolen. For many people, colder weather means starting the car and letting it run to warm up. That can, if the doors are left open and the vehicle is left running be a quick way for someone to take off in your vehicle.

The reality is your car really doesn’t need to idle for a long time.

Driving Warms the Car Faster than Idling.
Just let the engine start, get going for a few moments and head out. If you must let it idle to warm up inside, take the time to clear the windows, hood, roof and trunk of snow or frost.

Idling Actually Costs You Money.
Over a year of five minutes of daily idling (which causes incomplete combustion of fuel), the “Anti-Idling Primer” estimates that the operator of a V-8-engined car will waste 20 gallons of gasoline, which not only produces 440 pounds of carbon dioxide but costs at least $60.

Overall, police were keep busy with thirty-four traffic incidents, three break and enters, and 19 quality of life calls. There were several instances overnight of people being found unconscious in the downtown Fort William area. Evidence perhaps that the importance of the SOS Program is so important.

Thunder Bay Police also update that a seventy-eight year old man has been charged with careless driving in conjunction with an accident on Chippewa Road over the weekend. This was the second accident in the same spot that took out a power pole.

Crime Report December 3-4 2014

Crime Report

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