Police: Do not leave your car unattended while it warms up

Green Bay Police Department logo, December 17, 2017. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- While it's nice to get into a warm vehicle on a cold winter day, Green Bay police say leaving your vehicle unattended while it warms up could leave an opportunity open for thieves to take your vehicle.

In 2017, Green Bay police say they received 78 reports of auto theft, 37 of those were during cold weather months.

Police encourage drivers to stay with their vehicle while it warms up. It is also a good idea to park in a secure garage or well-lit area.

If your vehicle is stolen, police say you should report it immediately as stolen vehicles are often involved in other criminal activities.

Police also ask that if you see something suspicious, let the authorities know.

You can call the Green Bay Police Department at (920) 448-3208. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward by calling Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-7867, online at, or by downloading the P3 tip app through Google Play or the App Store.

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