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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa State Patrol Partners with Des Moines Insurance Company to Deter Auto Theft

Des Moines, IOWA --- The Iowa State Patrol and Nationwide Insurance Company are launching a statewide initiative to deter and catch vehicle thieves.  Join us today in Des Moines to learn more about this unique program that will use a combination of old-fashioned police work, paired with modern technology to catch vehicle thieves red handed.

WHAT:   Launch of Statewide Bait Car Initiative
   
WHEN: TODAY!
  Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  2:30 PM
   
WHERE: Green Space at Nationwide Insurance
  1101 Walnut St.
  Des Moines, IOWA 50391
  *Parking available at Nationwide’s Parking Ramp.  Please enter ramp along Mulberry Ave.
   
WHO: Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
  Colonel Dave Garrison, Iowa State Patrol
  Bob O’Hollearn, Des Moines Regional VP, Allied Insurance

The crime of vehicle theft can have such a crippling effect on your quality of life and your financial status.  This fact is ever present in the minds of Iowa community and business leaders and has motivated the Iowa State Patrol and Nationwide Insurance to pool resources and drive down vehicle thefts in our state. 

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