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Crime Prevention Tips of the Day / Property Crimes on Thursday February 18, 2016

Crime Prevention Tips of the Day:  The Foothills Area Command seems to be forming Neighborhood Watch groups at a great pace!  Last year we had 15 new groups established and this year, we are off to a similar pace.  These groups are easy to form and the focus is on knowing your neighbors, having a way to communicate with each other and serving as ‘eyes and ears’ on the block.  Safely reporting criminal or suspicious activity is the main focus for citizens in these groups.  We do not ask you to chase, follow, confront or otherwise put yourself in danger; nor do we ask that you form patrol groups.  All that is needed is at least 50% of the homes on the block represented at the initial facilitation meeting, having a Block Captain serve as the point of contact and we ask that you host a few social events a year to keep connections strong and welcome anyone new to the block.  If you want to start a Neighborhood Watch or re-establish one that has died out, contact the APD Crime Prevention Coordinator Steve Sink at 244-6644 and he will get you started.  These groups are very helpful to local law enforcement and our community, one block at a time.

1 Stolen Vehicle:  12000-block of Brentwood Hills NE.

3 Residential Burglaries: 10600-block of Central, 600-block of Piru SE, 10100-block of Propps NE.

6 Auto Burglaries: 13100-block of Central, 300-block of Dorado SE, 12800-block of Indian School Rd NE, 5300-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 5000-block of Hardin NE, 12200-block of Academy Rd NE.

Have a safe and happy weekend.

Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, APD – Foothills Area Command