Baltimore County Police Provides Tips To Protect Residents Against “Vehicle Warm-up Theft”

By BJLife Newsroom
Posted on 09/21/23

As we enter the fall season with cooler weather approaching, Baltimore County residents may be tempted to leave their cars unattended while they warm up. The term “Warm-Up Theft” describes stealing a vehicle that has been left running and unattended. These thefts typically occur outside a home, apartment building or convenience store. They are crimes of opportunity and crimes that are preventable.

To help drivers protect themselves against “Warm-Up Theft,” the Baltimore County Police Department wants to remind residents of the potential threat and provide some safe alternatives.

Police are asking anyone who sees suspicious activity in their neighborhood to call 911.

Anyone with information about a stolen vehicle is asked to call 410-307-2020. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Residents may also go online to Metro Crime Stoppersexternal link to submit information through the “ P3TIPSexternal link” mobile app.

Read more about the "Warm-Up Theft" law in Maryland here.