1 Vehicle Stolen with the keys inside, left unattended and warming up: 11600-block of Easy Goer SE.
1 Stolen Vehicle: 3800-block of Sierra Madre NE.
3 Residential Burglaries: 10400-block and 900-block of Carol NE, 12000-block of Morrow NE.
4 Auto Burglaries: 13200-block of Central NE, 3600-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 9900-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 10700-block of Academy Rd NE.
Crime Prevention Tips of the Day: We had another vehicle stolen while left warming up while the owner walked back into the house. Please think twice about this — change the mind set of ‘it won’t happen here/to me’ — it is a ripe opportunity for a criminal to steal your vehicle with very little effort and risk. Please think twice about what is inside the vehicle at the time of theft: vehicle registration, insurance, personal papers perhaps, the key ring with the keys to work/home/mailboxes/etc, your child?. This attracts a criminal element to your block as an easy place to steal a vehicle and puts our citizens at risk of a violent encounter if they walk out of the house as the offenders are stealing the vehicle. These criminals usually travel in pairs with a buddy driving and the offender hops out and steals the easy target vehicle. We’ve got to get a handle on this type of crime as a community — help me get the word out that this is no longer a wise habit in today’s world.
The auto burglaries yesterday were smash & grabs (breaking a window to enter the vehicle). Remove all items of value and leave nothing visible inside a vehicle when you park and walk away. What was stolen at the price of replacing a car window yesterday? An empty paper bag, a gym bag and tools.
Stay safe everyone, practice crime prevention and spread the word!
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, APD – Foothills Area Command