Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills on Tuesday 2/25/15

Robberies:  0 (commercial, residential, to an individual)

Stolen Vehicles:  2, both were ‘warm-ups’ — unattended vehicles with the keys inside left running — a 100% preventable crime!  Please never leave your vehicle ‘warming up’ with keys inside or make a quick stop and leave keys in the ignition.  This is such an easy target for an offender, usually the victim’s insurance/registration/garage door opener and other property is gone with the car and used to commit another crime and this attracts the criminal element to your block. 

One of these occurred on the 12800-block of Copper at an apartment complex, the other on the 1500-block of Jewett.  One occurred around 6:30 a.m. and the other at 7:00 a.m. 

Commercial Burglary:  0

Residential Burglary: 3; one on the 900-block of Tramway at an apartment complex, one on the 10800-block of Haines and one on the 4900-block of Edward.  These were all discovered and reported between 3:40 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.  Mid-day and mid-week are the peak times for home burglaries.  Entry at 2 of the homes were through prying open a window and through a sliding glass door.  See my posting in the Crime Prevention Notice section or on nextdoor.com about Crime Prevention and Windows for some easy tips on fortifying windows. 

Auto Burglaries: 3; one on the 1800-block of Valdez Drive NE, one on the 13000-block of Constitution and one on the 12500-block of Comanche.  What was stolen in 24 hours that victims left in parked vehicles?  2 purses, 2 wallets, assorted IDs and credit cards, bag of confidential work-related items.  Please do not leave any items of value in an unattended vehicle — take your belongings with you when you park! 

Stay safe,  Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist, APD/Foothills Area Command


  • Janet Butts

    Thanks, Jill, for your update! Unfortunately not everyone is or wants to be connected with next-door.com….so you will not be reaching those of us with your good advice on crime prevention and windows
    if you only put it on next-door.com.