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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills, Monday, June 22, 2015

0 Robberies (auto, individual, commercial, residential)

0 Commercial Burglaries

3 Stolen Vehicles: 11600-block of Blue Ribbon Rd SE, 700-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 11300-block of Brussels St NE.

6 Residential Burglaries: 900-block of Seattle Slew Ave SE, 14200-block of Copper Ave NE, 10700-block of Prospect Ave NE, 11400-block of San Jacinto Ave NE, 1700-block of Paisano St NE, 13300-block of Pino Ridge Pl NE.

5 Auto Burglaries: 11600-block of Blue Ribbon Rd SE, 1200-block of Nakomis Dr NE, 9800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 5400-block of Luttrell Ct NE, 12200-block of Academy Rd NE.

Crime Prevention Tips (based on these cases): Vacationers or those planning to go on vacation:  Alert a trusted friend, family member or neighbor so they can serve as ‘extra eyes’ on your home.  Feel free to call the APD Foothills Substation at 332-5240 and ask for a Periodic Watch while you are gone — our front office staff will be happy to place a Periodic Watch on your home for up to 2 weeks.  Our officers will be alerted and if they are between dispatched calls for service, will drive by and do a quick visual of the home. 

Keys:  Keep track of your house keys and who has a set.  Had a break-up? Get the key back, or re-key the locks.  Remember the old Gloria Gaynor disco song, “I Will Survive” and her lyric, “I should have changed that stupid lock, I shoulda’ made you leave your key if I had known for just one second you’d be back to bother me!”  Ok, that was fun going back to the ’70’s!  You get my point about the keys.

Lock up your windows at home:  Offenders are entering homes via unlocked windows.  Take the extra step and lock up.

Three of five of yesterday’s auto burglaries were to vehicles that were left unlocked and the other two of the five reported yesterday are unclear (I didn’t have the entry method by the time I posted on the web for you).  If you can get in the habit of locking your vehicle when you park, you will be ‘controlling your environment.’  Most auto burglary offenders pass up locked vehicles and move on to the easy targets:  unlocked vehicles.  Remove all items of value and leave nothing visible – remove the temptation for a criminal.

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