1 Robbery: Commercial on 13300-block of Central NE. No robberies to homes, individuals or vehicle/car jackings.
0 Stolen Vehicles.
0 Commercial Burglaries.
1 Residential Burglary: 1800-block of Betts NE.
4 Auto Burglaries: 700-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 1500-block of Eubank NE, intersection of Rover & Tramway, 3800-block of San Marcos Place NE.
Crime Prevention Tips of the Day based on these cases: I continue to see residential burglaries in the Foothills Area Command with entries via open windows, doors and garage doors. I am also seeing a number of burglaries with entries made by removing screens at the backs of homes and getting into the house through windows in this fashion. This is where YOU come in: please serve as law enforcement’s extra set of eyes and ears on the block and call 242-COPS or 911 from a safe place if you see any strangers tampering with screens, windows or attempting to scale fences or walls to get to the back of a home. Neighborhood Watch groups are effective — if you want to start or re-ignite one, call Steve Sink at 244-6644 to get a starter kit and have a conversation about how easy these groups are to start up.
I am seeing a small trend developing of vehicle parts being stolen — 4 vehicle batteries and 1 vehicle front bumper were stolen from vehicles in the Foothills this month. Watch your vehicles, park in locked/secured areas, remove all items of value from your parked vehicle when you exit the vehicle. Re-think leaving your wallets, purses, back packs, cash, tools, driver’s licenses, credit cards, social security cards inside unattended vehicles. Bring in your registration/insurance inside with you or carry them on your person in a pocket — these are frequently targets for auto burglars.
Stay safe everyone and practice crime prevention to reduce your odds of being a victim!
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, APD Foothills Area Command