Downey Police to mark third-row seats

DOWNEY - As thieves continue to target SUV third-row seats, Downey Police will again conduct its "Save our Seats" campaign, etching license plate numbers onto third-row seat frames at no charge. The etchings are done in an inconspicuous place and are not visible without looking underneath the seat. The etchings help law enforcement return the seats to their rightful owners if they are recovered by police.

Police will do the etchings Saturday, Nov. 3 in the police station's west parking lot. The "Save our Seats" campaign specifically targets newer model Chevy Tahoes, GMC Yokons and Cadillac Escalades but all vehicles with removable third-row seats can attend.

The etching process takes about 15-20 minutes per vehicle. Drivers should have their seat unhooked, which will expedite the process.

Vehicle owners planning to attend should RSVP by contacting Detective Roberts at (562) 904-2334 or RSVP is not a requirement but will help police properly staff the event.

********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27