Robbery/To an Individual: 0
Stolen Vehicles: 0
Commercial Burglary: 1, on 12900-block of Central
Residential Burglary: 1, on 13900-block of Hope
Auto Burglary: 2, one on 400-block of Paisano at lodging parking, one on 5800-block of Juan Tabo at retail/dining parking.
What can you take away from these numbers?
At the residential burglary entry was made by kicking in a door at the back of the home. If you see someone at a neighbor’s home who appears suspicious or trying to get into the back yard, call 242-COPS from a safe place and report it! Provide the best description you can and don’t follow or confront. The majority of residential burglaries happen on weekdays during work hours (mid-morning through mid-afternoon). Joggers, dog-walkers, people who are in/out throughout the day — you are your neighbors’ and law enforcement’s extra eyes and ears! Help us help you.
Both auto burglaries occurred at target-rich environments (actually the commercial burglary site was a target-rich spot too). We cannot afford to leave any items of value in our vehicles any longer. It’s a New Year — time for changing habits — make this a new habit too! These crimes can occur in a flash — mere minutes. Help us by locking up, keeping windows rolled up and removing items of value when you park your vehicle. Ladies — make a commitment to no longer attempting to ‘hide’ a purse under the driver’s seat. Gentlemen — make a commitment to no longer attempt to ‘hide’ your wallet in the glove box or the center console. Use the information I provide you to put crime prevention practices into use.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist, APD/Foothills Area Command