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.‬
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‪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.‬
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‪Yesterday, 4D had 3 stolen autos reported. The vehicle was left running and unattended in all three cases. ‬
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‪Remember, please do not leave your vehicle running unattended. Take the keys and remove any items of value.‬
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‪Thanks.‬
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Presumably, the next message will remind Fourth District residents to breathe.

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