According to this Kirkland Police Department placard posted around town, auto thefts have more than doubled since 2012. The KPD suggests we follow the steps of H.A.L.T.:
H - Hide all valuables
A - Activate alarm and lock your vehicle
L - Lighted and unobstructed-view parking
T - Trust your instincts
And as always, in case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1.