License plate reading technology helps YPD track stolen vehicles

YAKIMA, Wash. -- There's a new effort to tackle the car theft problem in Yakima. We rank in the top five for car thefts per capita across the nation.

Now YPD is looking to get more license plate readers. These scan cars far faster than an officer could manually enter the information into a computer.

The budget would include eight more readers.

This same technology was recently used to track down a stolen vehicle, and led to the suspects in last week's Red Apple Motel murder.