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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills on Fri/Sat/Sun July 10-11-12


0 Robberies (to individuals, residences, vehicles or businesses)

7 Stolen Vehicles: 12600-block of Singing Arrow SE, 300-block of Western Skies SE, 11200-block of Campo Del Sol Ne, 9800-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 11600-block of Summer Ave NE, 12400-block of Appalachian Way NE, 12400-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.

1 Commercial Burglary: 200-block of Dorado SE.

0 Residential Burglaries

5 Auto Burglaries: 11000-block of Central NE, 14200-block of Turner NE, 1200-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 4600-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 9800-block of Osuna Rd NE.

Crime Prevention Tips: Regarding our stolen vehicle cases over the weekend, we had cases where vehicles parked in the yard at single-family homes were stolen and vehicle keys were stolen along with the vehicle by a guest of the victim.  As I wrote last week, key custody is important — who has your keys or access to your keys?  Are they trustworthy?  Has the relationship changed and that person should no longer have free access to your home and vehicle?  Key custody is part of crime prevention and should be considered.

Businesses:  APD Crime Prevention Specialists will visit your business to make crime prevention recommendations.  These visits take about 45 minutes or an hour and the Crime Prevention Specialist will provide you with a checklist of recommendations.  Crime prevention doesn’t have to be expensive or lots of ‘bells and whistles’ — if you layer your property with protective measures you will be ahead of the game.  Crime Prevention Specialists can teach you how to do this.  Our department also offers Robbery Prevention trainings for your business employees.  Call me to inquire – 332-5240.

Sadly, our auto burglaries over the weekend netted offenders lots of personal information in the form of vehicle registrations, insurance papers, multiple IDs/drivers licenses, wallets, a work ID badge, a back pack and over $2,000 of cameras.  All of these items were left in unattended vehicles.  Get in the NEW habit of removing all items of value from your vehicle when you park.  The OLD habit of leaving valuables inside unattended vehicles parked for an hour or even overnight just doesn’t work anymore. We can control our own environment and properly securing our own property is part of that.  Make a change — you may prevent a vehicle break in with new habits.

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