Auto theft a reminder to use an alarm, Grandview police say

GRANDVIEW - In activity since yesterday, Tuesday, the Grandview Police Department was alerted to a 1996 Honda Accord stolen from the 900 block of Acoma Drive. The car was stolen early this morning from in front of the victim's residence.

Mark Ware is Grandview's assistant police chief, and he noted Hondas are the most popular choice for car thieves. In the theft reported today, the victim had the keys to their car, but the thieves were still able to get away with the car.

"Though a person should not have to do this, we would recommend installation of an alarm," said Ware. He encouraged Honda owners in particular to install "some type of simple owner-initiated ignition kill switch, or whatever else might make your Honda less likely to be stolen."

Ware added, "While theft of other types of vehicles certainly does occur, the odds are significantly higher if it's a Honda."

In other activity yesterday, officers learned of identity theft in the 200 block of West Second Street, where a credit card was used fraudulently at a gas station.

Grandview police also fielded one call each related to graffiti, as well as noise and dog complaints.


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