Fewer car prowls in Union Gap

Fewer car prowls in Union Gap »Play Video
UNION GAP, Wash. -- The KIMA Crime Tracker is looking into cars ransacked or stolen near the Valley mall.

Car theft numbers are pacing about the same as last year -- roughly 20 cases. Car prowls were nearly cut in half in just a year. Going from 20 to 11 cases.

"I had a neighbor of mine, they broke in through the back window and stole his battery out of his car," said Venita Nagle. "And I thought, oh my gosh I can't believe people are doing stuff like that."

Union Gap police believe the arrest of a number of high-profile prowlers has helped. However, officers expect more problems as the daylight lasts longer.