Law enforcement is warning vehicle owners to be careful Friday. Aside from Labor Day, New Year's is the No. 1 stealing day of the year.

Why? They aren't sure. Labor Day is because so many people are out and about it's easy to steal an unlocked car, or a vehicle left alone while the owner is traveling or camping. They think New Year's Day is the same. People are away from home, and it's cold so people leave engines running, and they're fast asleep until late in the morning, etc.

So keep your car locked and if you can, have a buddy look out for it.

Thomas Northcut