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Police warning drivers not to leave cars running

Penny Kiryk

Police warning drivers not to leave cars running

By Penny Kiryk. CREATED Dec 11, 2013

Wichita Police are encouraging drivers not to leave their cars running unattended.

Lt. Doug Nolte said the number of stolen cars always goes up when the weather turns cold. He encourages everyone to use remote car starters. If someone tries to take the car, a remote start kit will disable the vehicle.

Nolte said that while it is not illegal to run a car unattended, the person runs the risk of having it stolen.