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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills over the weekend (8/28-29-30)

0 Robberies involving autos, residences or businesses. 1 Robbery to an individual: 9700-block of Comanche Rd NE. 10 Stolen Vehicles: 500-block of Eubank, 600-block of Newport Court SE, 10300-block of Hotel Circle, 1900-block of Paige Place NE, 12500-block of Sierra Grande NE, 12300-block of Cedar Ridge NE, 11800-block of Elvin Ave NE, 4200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 6600-block of Tennyson NE, 10900-block of Academy Ridge NE. 1 Commercial Burglary: 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE. 4 Residential Burglaries: 12000-block of Skyline Rd NE, 14400-block of Alene Court NE, 2100-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 5200-block of Noreen Drive NE. 8 Auto Burglaries: 200-block of Western Skies SE, 14400-block of La Cueva NE, Two on the 1100-block of Turner NE, 2400-block of Kirby NE, 4200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 5200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 10700-block of Academy NE. Your Daily Crime Prevention Tips:  The robbery to an individual involved the victim using a laptop in a parking lot late at night – situational awareness is key here.  Please do not let devices and tech take over your awareness of what is going on around you.  Be alert and pay attention to your surroundings.  Remember, phones and laptops give off a bright light alerting everyone around you that your are absorbed paying attention to a high-dollar tech device.  Can it wait till you get home? I am seeing lots of SUVs and older model Hondas being stolen lately; some with the keys in the vehicles or by friends known to the victims who took the keys and the vehicle.  Be aware of who has your keys – and if they are trustworthy and should have your vehicle keys. The burglaries over the weekend ran about 50/50 for forced or unforced entries to homes and vehicles.  An unforced entry means the home or vehicle was not secured (unlocked).  As a community, we have to get better at locking up our property and bringing in items from our vehicles when we park.  One open garage door in the Foothills in a residential area led to multiple vehicles being stolen, autos being burglarized and a home entered by the offender(s) via that open garage door.  I cannot stress enough to our good citizens how VITAL it is to your family’s safety to stop leaving garage doors open.  Make it a habit to check your entire home (including garages) to ensure you are locked up.  Thank you to the alert citizen who called 242-COPS from a safe place to report suspicious persons in the area who looked like they were casing vehicles.  We need more involvement like this from you — do not follow, chase, or confront — just pick up the phone and call from a safe place and let the officers take over.  Forming a Neighborhood Watch will get you:  unity, focus, fostering caring neighbors on your block, a way to contact each other and your local Crime Prevention Specialist training you in what to watch for and how to safely report it to APD.  Call Steve Sink at 244-6644 to get a Neighborhood Watch Starter Kit. Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, APD – Foothills Area Command