Metropolitan Police Department Commander Kimberly Chisley-Missouri just sent this reminder to the e-mail list for the Fourth District, which includes Petworth, Brightwood, and Takoma:

Good Morning.‬ ‪ ‬ ‪During cold weather, it may be tempting to leave your vehicle running to warm up or while you run inside a residence or business. Please remember it is also tempting for theives who take advantage of this.‬ ‪ ‬ ‪Yesterday, 4D had 3 stolen autos reported. The vehicle was left running and unattended in all three cases. ‬ ‪ ‬ ‪Remember, please do not leave your vehicle running unattended. Take the keys and remove any items of value.‬ ‪ ‬ ‪Thanks.‬ ‪ ‬

Presumably, the next message will remind Fourth District residents to breathe.