A new ordinance in Green Bay could fine people if they leave their keys inside their cars unattended.
According to Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith, vehicle thefts was one of the biggest crimes in Green Bay in 2018, and despite the warnings, people continue to leave their keys inside their car, and that is costing local taxpayers.
In 2018, 108 vehicles were stolen, 50 vehicles had keys in them, 20 of them running.
Chief Smith says the crime of opprotunity costs taxpayers about $500 for police response.
The proposed ordinance would allow police to cite those who fail to take their keys out of their car.
We’ll have more information on this ordinance on Local 5 News tonight.