# Car theft
Oklahoma Woman May Be Latest Victim in Steal-A-Kia TikTok Challenge
Kia and Hyundai are being targeted in a TikTok challenge. An Oklahoma woman may be the latest in a string of car thefts that began as a challenge on TikTok. Elizabeth Ferrar of Oklahoma City reported her car stolen just before New Year's Eve. Leaving work on Friday, December 30, 2022, she found her car was missing and asked her husband if he knew where it was before calling police to request assistance finding it.
Car theft epidemic in Pierce County reaches 96% increase
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - On Wednesday, 39 cars were reported stolen in Pierce County, 20 of which were Kia or Hyundai models. The increase in car theft in the county has reached 96% due to several factors, including short staffing at the sheriff's department, a law prohibiting officers from chasing car theft suspects, and a priority on investigating violent crimes.
Driver says Vandal took Photos after Smashing Car Windows
BRONX - An angry Fordham Manor driver wants to know who smashed every window in his car, before claiming the vandal came back to take several photos of his handiwork. A new resident of Loring Place North, "Barlos," who declined to provide his last name, was found by his car with all six windows smashed, busy taping his windshield where someone used a bat or a hammer to land at least six good wacks to the glass as it was parked on Loring Place North, between West 183 Street and West Fordham Road on December 2.
NJ Car Theft Caught on Camera in Broad Daylight: Governor Responds & Hopes To Tackle the Issue
Two men dressed in black try to steal two cars in the middle of the day.Photo by(@supercar_shar/Instagram) A recent video out of Freehold, New Jersey gives a chilling new perspective to a not-so-new issue that has only been escalating throughout the state’s more affluent neighborhoods. One resident’s home security system captures two men, dressed in all black, trying to steal a Dodge Hellcat, and a Maserati Levante out of the resident’s driveway – in broad daylight!
Puff it’s gone: DougCo sheriff warns against leaving running cars to warm up
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Nov. 14, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) Winter weather is here and many vehicle owners may turn to “puffing,” or starting their car to warm the interior before they’re ready to drive the vehicle.
Chinese Nationals Caught at Porsche Dealership of Bergen County Using Fake/Stolen Documents to Buy Car
The Porsche Dealership in Englewood, New Jersey had an eventful week!(Nolan Standifer/Unsplash) The following story is controversial – and local!. Last Monday, some commotion was caused by five out-of-towners at the Porsche Dealership of Bergen County in Englewood, New Jersey.
Arapahoe Sheriff’s Office seeks information on ‘armed and dangerous’ car thieves
(Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Sept. 29, 2022. (Centennial, Colo.) Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for a pair of car thieves believed to be armed and dangerous.
Opinion: Monmouth County Car Thefts Are A Sign Of Failed Crime Policy
Recently, police warned residents in Monmouth county to lock their cars. In recent weeks, police have sent out advisories to people in the county due to a massive spate of car thefts.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren D'Amelio Experiences Car Break-In at CVS in Brick, NJ
One of the two broken windows on Lauren D'Amelio's car after it was broken into at CVS in Brick, NJ.(@lauren_damelio/Insatgram) The ultimate tragedy struck yesterday in the parking lot of the CVS in Brick, New Jersey. Celebrity makeup artist Lauren D’Amelio was running errands on Friday afternoon between CVS and TD Bank, both stops are a short distance from each other. After finishing up at the bank, she ran into the CVS. She hadn’t been in the store for more than a few minutes before a woman ran into the store saying, “a car just got broken into.”
DougCo Sheriff says county on track to record over 500 vehicle thefts in 2022
(Alessio Lane / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Aug. 26, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock hosted a Facebook live on the evening of Aug. 25 to address the rapid rate of motor vehicle thefts and an uptick of associated crimes.
Aurora postpones vote on jail-for-theft bill
(Aurora, Colo.) Aurora councilmember Danielle Jurinsky postponed Monday a bill she sponsored to create mandatory jail sentences for people who steal cars and items valued at more than $300.
US Teenagers Break Into Cars With USB Cables
Videos are making the rounds on Tiktok and YouTube in which young people are stealing cars from Kia and Hyundai. Would that also be possible here? In St. Petersburg, Florida, 56 cars were stolen in July. 23 of them belonged to the brands Kia and Hyundai. Both are part of the same Korean car company. Police in the city on Florida's west coast near Tampa found it odd that 41 percent of auto thefts involve two brands. She reported the anomaly on her Twitter channel.
Chicago Man Shot While Confronting Thieves Attempting to Steal His Car’s Catalytic Converter
A man in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago was shot Monday when he confronted men he saw under his car trying to steal his catalytic converter. Catalytic converters are being stolen in various Chicago neighborhoodsSeth Sawyers/flickr.
Forsyth County Blotter: Dating site encounter leads to rape charge
(Photo/Forsyth County Sheriff's Office) (Forsyth County, GA) A man is behind bars and charged with rape after a weekend encounter that police say started on a dating website. Brian Harris is charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, strong-arm rape, and theft by taking in two separate incidents.
When my 23 days old 'Maruti-800' car was stolen.
I had a big craze to purchase my first four-wheeler. Yet again today I shall relate a very interesting story that happened to me in 2003. Just as everyone wants a vehicle-I too had a great desire to purchase my first four-wheeler. In those days there was a big craze for "Maruti-800", especially for the people fitting into a lower-middle-class stature. I had a two-wheeler-"LML-Piaggio" and I had already driven Scooter for over two decades by then. It happened so that some of my colleagues in Delhi already had Maruti-800 and whenever there used to be any meeting or gathering of the Delhi team-I used to get very much fascinated at the sight of seeing my colleagues coming to the meetings in a car. Those days, having a car was perhaps a craze and fashion, especially in Delhi. I realized people found a special satisfaction after really showing off to their colleagues-with the stuff like intimate scents, mainly four-wheelers or even the motorcycles of the type like Royal-Enfield or Yazdi-which was also very popular those days.
Swindled, How a Georgia Man Got Duped Out of His $50K Camaro Through Facebook Marketplace
Now, he has to pay the $750 per month payments for a car he’ll likely never see again. A little over a week ago, when Ethan Hines sold his almost $50,000, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro on Facebook Marketplace, he ended up falling victim to a new twist and modestly inventive spin on an old type of scam. I know what you’re thinking, that was his first mistake, but wait, it gets better.
Aurora councilman proposes car theft crackdown
(Aurora, Colo.) Aurora City Council member Dustin Zvonek says it's time to severely punish people who steal cars. Car thefts have spiraled out of control in Colorado and Aurora, Zvonek said in a Sunday Facebook post.
Motor vehicle thefts in Colorado increased 88% since 2017
(STATEWIDE) Thieves stole more cars in Colorado during the past year than ever before. New data from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority shows motor vehicle thefts in Colorado skyrocketed by 88% since 2017. The report shows vehicle thefts jumped 82% since 2019.
My Car Got Broken Into During Xmas
My Car Got Broken Into During Xmas