On March 6th, Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith reported that car thefts were up 28% in the city for 2019. The police department reported that kids as young as 12 were stealing vehicles and driving them around.
Since then, the temperatures have been slowly rising, and less people are leaving keys in their cars to warm up their vehicles. As a result, Commander Paul Ebel with the Green Bay Police Department says the city hasn’t seen a car theft in 10 days.
GBPD recommends not leaving your keys in your vehicle, or have it running while unattended.