After visiting the http://www.modestopolice.com/crimestats
petty crime page, I have a friendly Public Service Announcement for those of you who leave your car running, unlocked, in the driveway on cold icy mornings . . . don't do it. Also, please avoid leaving your wallet, phone, or I-Pod on the dash or on a seat with the windows down. Pedestrians, walking in the cold, or walking from the store to a bus stop might feel tempted to take a free ride or grab a free wallet full of cash, or other. Please, be aware of how you leave your stuff around. This will reduce crime occurances in Modesto by 50%.