This trick is so easy to do, yet it's even easier to forget.

Always make sure you lock your car, especially at night. It sounds simple enough, but car prowls are on the rise because people are forgetting to lock their vehicles.

Kennewick Police say that 87% of reported car prowls were unlocked cars. That makes me want to give myself a facepalm. Lock your car, lock your car, lock your car.

Guns are especially coveted by would-be car thieves. You know what to do. Utilize a safe, don't leave firearms in your car. Kennewick Police have reported 25 cases in the last 3 days, including the theft of a 9mm pistol. Keep guns off the street, it's easier than it sounds.