Will Also Give Away “The Club” to Owners of Certain Vehicles
On Saturday, November 26, the Kent Police Department is teaming up with the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority and Kent Station to share information about how citizens can reduce the risk of their cars being broken into or stolen.
As part of the event, free steering wheel locking devices – “The Club” – will be given to owners of vehicles most likely to be stolen in Kent: 1990 to 1999 model Hondas, Nissans, Acuras and Toyotas. Any person who brings in a registration for one of the older import cars listed above will be given a free Club.
“These cars have proven to be very reliable, but over time, the ignition switches wear out, making them easier to steal. It is our desire to help the owners of these cars to make them more resistant to theft,” said Assistant Chief Padilla of the Kent Police Department.
Kent Police Officers will be giving away The Clubs between noon and 2 PM on Saturday, November 26 and will be available to answer any questions and interact with the public. The booth will be in the courtyard of the AMC Cinemas (426 Ramsay Way) at Kent Station. There is a limited supply of Clubs and they will be distributed to owners until they are gone.
The Clubs were purchased through a grant from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority, and Kent Station has graciously offered space for a booth.
Contact John Pagel at 253-856-5884 or [email protected] for more information.