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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills on Thursday, July 9th

0 Robberies (Car Jackings, Home Invasions, to Individuals, to Businesses)

0 Commercial Burglaries

0 Stolen Vehicles

4 Residential Burglaries: 11100-block of San Jacinto NE, 1700-block of Maxine NE, 2100-block of Father Sky NE, 12300-block of Constitution.

2 Auto Burglaries: 3100-block of Jane St NE, 12700-block of Sandia Ridge Place NE.

Crime Prevention Tips: I am seeing a big reduction in robberies and stolen vehicles this week and we haven’t had a commercial burglary reported since the two on Monday.  Of our four residential burglaries yesterday, two of four were unforced entries into the homes through unlocked doors or windows.  The other two weren’t clear to me at the time I was doing my research, but also may have been unforced entries into homes.  Do what you can to control your own environmentlock up and control who has a set of keys to your home.  It’s funny, just yesterday I wrote about key custody and how relationships can change over time; one of our residential burglaries yesterday may have been an entry with a key be an ex-spouse.  Think about who has a key and if they should continue to have the key.

Regarding the two auto burglaries reported yesterday, if you have a garage it is wise to park your vehicle in the garage.  Parking in driveways and curbside overnight exposes what is probably your greatest investment besides your home to theft.  Can’t fit that vehicle into a garage or you don’t have one?  Check out anti-theft devices for your vehicle, remove ALL items of value, look at your lighting at night and see if it’s covering the areas you need it to cover and consider a driveway sensor system.  Just cleaning your light covers can enhance your lighting by 50% according to the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners.

Have a safe weekend,

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