Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, November 01, 2007

11-10-07 Free Towing for Abandoned Vehicles in November

11-10-07 Free Towing for Abandoned Vehicles in November

    Boise, Nov. 1, 2007 - Boise Police are teaming up with one of Idaho's most established towing companies to again designate the month of November as Free Towing Month for abandoned vehicles.

    Naylor Towing has once again offered to pick up abandoned cars or trucks in Boise and Garden City for NO CHARGE during the month of November. This offer will save vehicle owners the tow fee, which normally runs approx. $75.

    Abandoned Vehicles have been a major complaint in some neighborhoods. In 2006, the Boise Police department responded to more than 2700 calls for abandoned vehicles. The abandoned cars and trucks can often be an eyesore for neighbors. For that reason, the Boise Police department has taken a more aggressive approach to responding to calls of abandoned vehicles.

    To take advantage of the free towing offer during the month of November:

  • You must have a clear and signed title to the vehicle present at the time of towing.
  • The vehicle must be free of garbage and debris.
  • Flat or no tires are acceptable.
  • Abandoned RV's, trailers, boats are also acceptable for the free towing offer as long as the owner has a clear title.
  • Call Naylor Towing at 343-0712 to arrange for vehicle pick up.

    During November of 2006, Naylor Towing picked up more than 80 vehicles (in addition to one camper and one fork lift) as part of this special program. The supervisor of the Boise Police Vehicle Impound Unit estimates that they saved nearly 300 man hours of work for the city employees, in addition to cleaning up neighborhoods.

    To learn more about the Boise PD Vehicle Impound Unit, log onto:

http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Police/AdministrationSupportDivision/VehicleImpoundUnit/page5759.aspx