0 Robberies, 0 Commercial Burglaries
1 Stolen Vehicle: 5300-block of Eubank Blvd NE.
2 Residential Burglaries: 10600-block of Bellamah, 9900-block of Spain Rd NE.
2 Auto Burglaries: 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 5800-block of Papaya NE.
Your Crime Prevention Tips of the Day — Based on these cases: Lock up. Both of our residential burglaries were to homes/apartment homes with the front doors left unlocked. One of two auto burglaries yesterday was to a vehicle that was parked and left unlocked with property inside the vehicle. We have to do better as a community with locking up our property. Police cannot do this for you; they are mostly re-active, called after a crime has been committed. Citizens need to be pro-active by properly securing their property to prevent crime. Criminals look for easy targets and most will move on to a weaker target if they encounter a hardened target. Imagine if your entire block or apartment complex were trained in basic crime prevention techniques and put those techniques into practice — we would have more focused, unified communities and neighbors alert and aware and ready to safely report suspicious activity to 242-COPS or 911. A weak target is unsecured property. A hardened target is property with layers of protection such as being locked up, vehicles locked and with no items left inside, parking in secure and well-lit, well-traveled areas with lots of potential witnesses. Give it a shot – try a new habit and feel empowered by controlling your own environment and deterring a criminal.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, APD – Foothills Area Command