OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- So far this year, 233 cars have been stolen or vandalized in Overland Park, down 14 percent from last year but still a significant concern for police.
The Overland park Police Department has designated several areas as hot spots for car thefts. The areas include the Hickory Hills community, where four cars were recently stolen. Three of them were recovered, one of which was set on fire in Kansas City.
Another hot spot, according to police, is between College Boulevard and 124th Street. From September to October, nine vehicles were stolen in this area.
Police said most of the vehicles stolen from this area were Ford trucks. The majority of these nine vehicles were recovered in either Kansas City or Independence.
- Don’t leave your car unlocked
- Don’t leave electronics, guns or other valuable items inside
- Make sure your car is locked when you are warming up your vehicle in the morning
Overland Park Police have also identified the most stolen cars in the city: Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Honda Accord and Honda Civic.