Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma Police Department has taken 8 reports reference spare tires stolen from the back of Jeep Wrangler vehicles from January 7, 2016 to July 22, 2016.  Four of these reports were taken this month.  There does not appear to be a specific area or pattern to where this is happening.

Due to the increased number of these thefts, we recommend that if you have a Jeep Wrangler or a vehicle that has an outside spare tire, take precautions and secure your spare tire.  

The Yuma Police Department encourages anybody with any information about these cases to please the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.