▶️ Bend woman’s car stolen as it’s being warmed up


As the temperatures drop and fall begins, Friday brought a reminder about the danger of leaving your car warming up in the morning.

A Bend woman said her car was stolen from in front of her apartment complex. It happened around 7:45 a.m. in the Larkspur neighborhood. Jessica Wrench says she watched as someone made of with her gold 2006 Honda Pilot.

Thought I’ll go outside, start the car up a couple of minutes before leaving and take my daughter to school,” Jessica Wrench said. “Pass by the window to see my car being stolen.”

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Police say officers actually saw Wrench’s car Friday morning and tried to stop it, but the driver got away.

Wrench said it’s a lesson learned.

“Don’t leave your cars running, Someone might come and see it and just take it,” she said.

If you see the car — a gold 2006 Honda Pilot with a flower sticker in the window — call Bend Police at the nonemergency dispatch number.


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