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Saturday, January 5, 2013

3 Cars Stolen While Warming Up

Although it's tempting to warm up your car by leaving it running in the morning, it could run off without you.

City Police are reminding Saint Johnners that it's an offence under the provincial Motor Vehicle Act to leave your car unattended and running with the keys in the ignition.

On Thursday alone, 3 cars in Saint John were stolen after owners left their keys in the ignition while trying to warm up their car. All of the stolen cars were recovered but cost the owners fines similar to a towing fee.

Police says the answer is simple to avoiding the mess, just lock your car and pocket your keys.

95,000 Contraband Cigs Seized

A big bust by RCMP in Oromocto.

Two men from Mill Cove being arrested for having over 95,000 contraband cigarettes in their car. RCMP say the 31-year-old and 20-year-old man were arrested on Highway 2 near Oromocto. Police believe the illegal cigarettes were headed for the Greater Fredericton area.

They're both scheduled to appear in Burton Provincial Court to face charges for possession of contraband tobacco.

30+ Cars Towed Overnight

Over 30 cars being towed overnight while the overnight parking snow ban was in effect.

The ban runs from 11pm to 7am, meaning no on street parking in the South Central Peninsula during that time.

48 vehicles were towed during the last ban.