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September 12, 2014 Crime Prevention: What You Need to Know


Foothills Area Command Crime Prevention:  September 12, 2014

 What You Need to Know:  Burglaries in the Foothills This Week

Screens are being removed to access open windows to homes, especially prevalent at the back of homes.

Vacant homes continue to be burglary targets. Offenders have more time and lower risk burglarizing vacant homes and often load up property into vehicles inside the garage out of sight. If you know a neighbor is gone or a home is for sale, call APD 242-COPS (2677) if you see suspicious activity or 911 if you suspect a break-in is occurring.

 One auto in the Foothills was burglarized by the offender breaking into the garage window.

APD needs citizens’ ‘extra eyes’ on unoccupied homes.

If going out of town, call our Foothills staff at 332-5240 and request a Periodic Watch for up to two weeks.

 Let a trusted neighbor know you will be gone. Ask them to pick up newspapers, mail and to check the front door for advertising door-hanger fliers. When these items pile up, it’s a signal to criminals the home is unoccupied.

 Form a Neighborhood Watch group. Call me!  It’s easy to form a group — be a part of the solution and partner with APD.

 Call me for a residential security assessment visit. I will come to your home for about 45 minutes and leave you with a checklist of recommendations for your home.

 A Few More Notes….

 VIN Etching Event in the Foothills:

Saturday, September 20th at Hinkle Family Fun Center

12931 Indian School Road NE (free)

APD Auto Theft will do VIN etchings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring your vehicle registration with you.


Last Identity Theft prevention workshop of the year!

The workshop will cover identity theft, fraud, scams (phone, email, snail mail) and con games.

 We have RSVPs for 12 seats so far and room for 28 attendees. Call or email me if you’d like to attend.

               Thursday, October 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

                At the Foothills Substation

                12800 Lomas (between Juan Tabo/Tramway)

                Due to limited seating, RSVP is required.

Foothills Lobby Crime Prevention Materials:

I have materials supporting the upcoming workshop in the lobby. Stop by and pick up a flier to learn more.

 Thank you for supporting APD crime prevention efforts.  Stay safe,

 Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist

APD, Foothills Area Command, 12800 Lomas Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

(505) 323-4644