Police chief drops plan requiring cars be locked

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. - October 12, 2010

Upper Moreland police Chief Thomas Nestel says he's dropping a proposal that would have required residents and visitors to lock their car doors or face a citation and a $25 fine.

Nestel told The Intelligencer newspaper of Doylestown the proposal drew a flood of negative responses after he pitched the idea to the township commissioners.

Nestel had proposed the idea Monday, saying three-quarters or more of thefts in the township are from cars left unlocked.

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Information from: The Intelligencer

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