Robberies (Business, Residence, Car Jacking, to Individual): 0
Stolen Vehicles: 1, one 300-block of Dorado SE. No vehicles stolen while ‘warming up.’
Commercial Burglary: 0
Residential Burglary: 2, one on the 800-block of Ram Trail SE and one on 6400-block of Prairie Dunes. Both were forced entries via bending door frame and breaking windows.
Auto Burglaries: 2, one on the 200-block of Eubank SE and one on 12000-block of Skyline Road NE. One vehicle was left unlocked with 2 cell phones inside; the other vehicle was vandalized and spare tire and jack were stolen.
Advice for families: If you have kids with house keys who are trusted to come home from school alone and let themselves inside the house, establish some ground rules for safety. Go over a plan as a family and practice! If there is a strange car in the house’s driveway, an open door, broken door or windows, or any kind of trouble on their walk or bike ride home from school, establish a ‘safe haven’ — a place where your child could go to on the block to get a trusted and responsible adult to contact a parent or police, depending on the situation. Make sure your child knows all of your contact information or carries it (parent’s names, work place and phone number, home address). I have plenty of crime prevention Child Safety brochures here at the Foothills Substation (12800 Lomas Blvd NE).