On Wednesday, the West Allis Police Department will kick off its "20 percent by 2012" campaign by giving away The Club, a trademarked anti-theft device, to owners of vehicles heavily targeted by car thieves in recent months.
Utilizing Wisconsin Department of Transportation records, owners of these targeted vehicles have already been identified and will be contacted in person by a West Allis police officer or by mail.
Those eligible live in West Allis and own specific 1998-2001 Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth vehicles, including the Dodge Caravan, Stratus and Intrepid, Chrysler Town and Country, and Plymouth Voyager. Together, they accounted for 37 percent of all motor vehicle thefts in West Allis this year, police said.
Because the supply is limited, The Club will be made available to West Allis residents owning targeted vehicles first, with remaining units available to the general public. Other auto theft deterrents will include additional police surveillance and the use of bait vehicles.
The West Allis Police Department's "20 percent by 2012" campaign's goal is to reduce property crime in the city at least 20 percent by December 2012.
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