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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crimes in the Foothills, Thursday, 01/22/15

Robbery/Commercial:  0

Robbery/Residential: 0

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