Before COVID-19, Denver averaged 233 auto thefts per week. This number now exceeds more than 453 weekly.
DENVER — Auto thefts in metro Denver increased more than 75% from June 21-Sept 19, according to a news release from Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force (MATTF).
During those weeks, auto thefts exceeded more than 453 per week. Since Colorado first felt the effects of COVID-19, on Feb. 9, stolen vehicles have increased by 125%, MATTF said.
Metro area officers have recovered 85% of vehicles within 30 days, MATTF said, but recovery of few tools or other personal items is rare.
> Video above: Car break-in caught on camera.
According to the news release from MATTF, some of the most frequently stolen vehicles in the Denver metro area are full-size trucks, specifically the 1999-2006 Ford F150, F250, F350 trucks and the 1999-2006 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500 trucks.
MATTF also said
OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Ocean City Police are increasing patrols as the unsanctioned H20i car rally continues in the beach town Saturday night.
Ocean City Police confirmed that 115 cars were towed and 58 people were arrested on Friday. There were reports of fireworks, burnouts, fights and more throughout the night.
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According to town officials, all public transportation has been suspended as of 6 p.m. as the police try to control traffic and crowds in a “special event zone.”
“Ocean City transportation services have been suspended as of 6pm Saturday. This suspension is being done in an abundance of caution for our employees. It is unknown at this time when services will resume. We will post updates as they become available,” the town posted.
Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan asked families to stay away this weekend, while participants
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