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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills on 7/2, 7/3, 7/4 and 7/5

1 Robbery/Vehicle (Car Jackings): 11100-block of Fairbanks Avenue NE.

4 Robberies/Commercial: 2900-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 2500-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 900-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 12500-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.

0 Robberies to Individuals.

0 Robberies at Residences (Home Invasions).

2 Stolen Vehicles:  100-block of Hotel Circle and 10100-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

0 Commercial Burglaries.

7 Residential Burglaries: 500-block of Georgene NE, 13100-block of Chico NE, 900-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 11700-block of Rosemont Avenue NE, 12600-block of Towner NE, 1700-block of Blair Drive NE, 10200-block of Gutierrez.

9 Auto Burglaries: 12000-block of Skyline Rd NE, 300-block of Western Skies SE, 1700-block of Muriel Street NE, 900-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 11000-block of Woodland NE, 12300-block of Morrow Avenue NE, 11200-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 4200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 10500-block of Academy Road NE.

Crime Prevention based upon these cases: We cannot afford to chase or confront criminals — these are unpredictable situations involving unpredictable (and sometimes armed) persons.  Please call 242-COPS (2677) or 911 from a place where you are safe.  Officers are trained in how to respond, have the right tools to de-escalate the situation and be safe.  APD wants you to be safe too.  Please serve as our eyes and ears in the community and report from a place where you are safe.  Starting a Neighborhood Watch group will teach you what to watch for and how to report it safely — call 244-6644 to get a Starter Kit.

We have to do a better job of leaving vehicles with keys in the ignition and leaving the vehicle.  Please spread this simple tip to family and friends – it’s an old habit that we, as a community, have to change.  This habit no longer works in our favor.  When you exit your vehicle, take the keys with you and lock up the vehicle.  Leave nothing visible or of value inside the vehicle.

It is particularly painful to see auto burglary reports day after day and knowing someone’s tools of their trade and how they earn a living were stolen.  Salon tools are so expensive and construction tools too – think twice about leaving the tools that earn you a living in an unattended vehicle.  This is one more old habit that no longer serves us — vow to change that habit and bring your items inside with you when you park and walk away.

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