Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills, from Fri 3/6 to Sun 3/8

Robberies:  1 to a business on the 12900-block of Central; 0 to Residences or Individuals.

Stolen Vehicles:  4.  One at Wenonah & Dorado SE, one on 10900-block of Towner, one on 10200-block of Candelaria, and one on 4200-block of Spanish Bit NE.  Two of four vehicles were recovered the same day within hours of being stolen. 

Commercial Burglary:  2, one on the 12000-block of Candelaria and one on the 11300-block of Montgomery.

Residential Burglary:  2, one on the 800-block of Grace and one on the 4700-block of Danube.  One home was left unlocked, which the offender(s) took advantage of and the other home’s back window was lifted out of the frame.  Please remember to lock up — doors and windows — and neighbors, look out for one another.  If you see anything suspicious, call it in from a safe place to 242-COPS (2677).

Auto Burglaries:  6.  On the 3100-block of Jane, 1400-block of Jewett, 2100-block of White Cloud, 11700-block of Tivoli, 11200-block of Montgomery and the 4700-block of Tramway. 

What was stolen by auto burglars in one weekend?  Keys, a checkbook, a laptop, a skateboard, a knife, $900 cash, multiple checks made out to a non-profit youth group, various tools.  Multiple vehicles were left unlocked, unattended and had valuable items left inside.  Checks and checkbooks that are stolen can be used to commit further crimes, such as fraud, forgery and identity theft.  Please remove your property from your vehicle when you park, and of course, lock up.  Auto burglary is a crime of opportunity, and the ones this weekend were discovered from 7 a.m. up through 10:37 p.m.  They occurred at apartment complex parking lots, residential areas and restaurant parking lots all north of I-40 in the Area Command.  Remove the opportunity or make it too risky or difficult for an offender and they will move on to the weaker target — a criminal needs motivation (his or her motivation), opportunity and a target (your property) to be successful.  Be safe,

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

  • margo maher

    Thanks for the details Jill….it gives readers good info to share with their family members so they’ll be ever vigilant and make smart decisions.