Thefts down for Kennewick

KENNEWICK - Here's a positive crime tracker alert for you tonight. You would think the opportunity to steal Christmas presents would cause a rise in thefts this holiday season, but in Kennewick, that's not the case.

The Action News Crime Tracker found thefts are actually *down -- with only three to report this week. That compares to three to four thefts a day that were reported around Thanksgiving. Police say more people are locking up their christmas presents this year.

"you're always going to have thefts. You're always going to have these types of crimes -- burglaries and such, but we typically see a steady number with fluctuations," said Kennewick Police Corporal Todd Dronen.

During these next two weeks -- law enforcement plan to keep a close on neighborhoods to prevent thefts and burglaries.