Richland police want to help residents keep their vehicles away from thieves, so they'll be handing out goodies and information around town as part of their inaugural Auto Theft Prevention Week.
Brochures, key chains, pens and ice scrapers will be given out and officers will answer questions to help people with personal, home and neighborhood safety questions.
They'll be at Washington State University Tri-Cities from 9 a.m. to noon today, and the Richland Safeway from 4 to 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, they'll be handing out steering wheel locks to the first 100 people who stop by the Richland police station from 7 to 10 a.m.
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Officers also will be at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and Fred Meyer from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Last year, Richland police investigated 59 auto thefts.