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Property Crime over the Weekend / Daily Crime Prevention Tips

Here’s a quick take on the weekend property crimes from Friday, 2/5 through Sunday, 2/7/16: 

30% of our stolen vehicle cases over the weekend were preventable .  Vehicles were stolen by people known to the victims who had access to the that person’s vehicle keys. 

30% of our residential burglaries over the weekend were to unlocked homes or by someone using a key to enter the home. 

60% of our auto burglaries over the weekend were to unlocked vehicles with valuables left inside the vehicle.

Quick Tips:  Lock up your property!  Review who has keys to your home or vehicle, and why.  Are they still trustworthy enough to have those keys?  We control our own environments.  You will greatly reduce your odds of being a victim by locking up doors, windows, vehicles and removing all items of value and personal papers from your vehicles when you park and walk away.

Happy Chinese New Year’s — it’s the Year of the Monkey.  The monkey is known for intellect, being quick and agile and thinking outside the box.  Is there a way to start re-thinking your crime prevention practices in this Year of the Monkey?  Perhaps looking at what’s available to you to better control your environment (lighting, fencing, trimmed landscaping, clearing out that garage and using it to park your vehicle inside, driveway sensors, activating vehicle alarms, keeping keys in a different area that is secured, beefing up locks and strike plates, adding additional window locking mechanisms, removing all items from your vehicle before you walk away for the day/night…).

6 Stolen Vehicles: 13400-block of Central NE, 1700-block of Pitt NE, 1500-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 4200-block of Spanish Bit NE, two incidents at the same address on the 6200-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

5 Commercial Burglaries: 200-block of Dorado Se, 11800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 1700-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

6 Residential Burglaries: 12900-block of Central NE, 13200-block of Mountain View NE, 11400-block of Freeway Pl NE, 9800-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 9900-block of Leyendecker Rd NE, 5300-block of Thomas Pl NE.

9 Auto Burglaries: 13900-block of Paseo Vista NE, 100-block of Monte Largo NE, 700-block of Vista Abajo NE, 3100-block of Morris NE, 1100-block of Pinnacle View NE, 6200-block of Ghost Flower Trail NE, 4100-block of Glen Canyon Rd NE, 5100-block of Glenwood Point NE, 12200-block of Academy Rd NE.