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Illegally parked cars subject to being towed

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- During the month of April, the 21st Security Forces Squadron identified 10 vehicles that were left in unauthorized locations on base. These abandoned vehicles can create many problems for the installation.

Abandoned vehicles interfere with facility stand-off requirements during increased force protection conditions. They can also lead to increases in theft or vandalism on base. When someone notices a vehicle that was left unattended for an extended period of time, it can become a target for parts stripping, tagging, arson or theft. Last, but certainly not least, they detract from the overall base appearance. Nobody wants to live or work near a junkyard.

There is only one long-term parking area on Peterson. It is located within the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron compound and is intended for personnel deploying more than 30 days. Personnel must check in with 21st LRS personnel during normal duty hours. Any vehicle parked in the long term parking area without being processed through the 21st LRS will be identified to security forces as abandoned and towed at the owner's expense. For information about long term parking program call 556-4307.

Over the next several months, the 21st SFS will proactively target possible abandoned vehicles and problem areas on the installation. If security forces identifies a vehicle that is believed to be abandoned, it will first be ticketed and after seven days, the vehicle will be marked as abandoned. If after 72 hours of being ticketed the vehicle has still not been moved, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. This includes trailers and RVs that are not using authorized locations on base.

If you or someone you know has a vehicle that is parked in an unauthorized location on base, have them relocate the vehicle to an appropriate storage location to prevent it from being towed. If you have any questions, call 21st SFS Investigations at 556-7060.

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