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Police warn against leaving cars unattended in cold weather

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If you don't want to sit in your car as it's warming up, there are remote car starters and even apps for your cell phone that allow your car to stay locked. If you don't want to sit in your car as it's warming up, there are remote car starters and even apps for your cell phone that allow your car to stay locked.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

As temperatures drop, concern is on the rise over cars left unattended to warm up in the cold.

One man is in custody after stealing a running car Friday morning in the South Hill neighborhood, then ramming it into an unmarked police car.

25-year-old Sherman Newman is charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police, and 2nd Degree Assault.

Police say vehicle theft is down eight percent from last year, but you can never be too careful when protecting your car.

If you don't want to sit in your car as it's warming up, there are remote car starters and even apps for your cell phone that allow your car to stay locked.

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