Fight Against Auto Theft Scheduled To H.E.A.T. Up In Mesa

October 23, 2008

Temperatures at night have been a bit chilly, but the Mesa Police Department wants to warm things up by turning up the H.E.A.T., in an effort to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

Attend a H.E.A.T. event to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) etched on your vehicle windows for free and learn more about the free Watch Your Car program. The H.E.A.T. program's primary focus is to help Mesa residents keep their vehicles from being stolen. Since the program's inception and the implementation of other preventative programs by the Mesa Police Department, Mesa has seen a significant reduction in auto thefts.

Participation in the Watch Your Car program enables officers to pull over enrolled vehicles if they are seen driving during the peak theft hours of 1:00 am to 5:00 am.

Vehicle owners who attend the event and participate in the VIN etching or sign up for the Watch Your Car program will receive a free steering wheel lock (while supplies last) for their vehicle.

The H.E.A.T. event will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Mesa Police Central Station, 120 North Robson.  Free child safety seat inspections will also be available.

For information about this event, call 480-644-2300 or visit the web at



Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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