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March 1 Property Crimes and Crime Prevention Tip of the Day

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:  Places of Worship  With Good Friday, Easter and Passover coming up, our places of worship will be filled with citizens spending time there for various activities.  The parking lots will be good targets for auto burglaries.  Remember, no matter your purpose and destination, practice your crime prevention skills and do not leave anything of value or visible inside your parked vehicle.  Lock up and check that all the windows are rolled up.  Double check.  Vehicles will be parked for at least an hour, and it may be tempting to tuck a purse under that seat or a wallet in the glove box or center console or leave Easter goodies/baskets on the back seat.  Make this a celebratory season and go that extra step to secure your vehicle and gain some peace of mind about your vehicle while you are at your place of worship.  Sadly, we see this type of criminal activity at holiday time when our places of worship are packed — be prepared this year and take a few extra measures to secure and protect your property.  Remember — this may be the case with trail head parking lots, parks, movie theatres and other places families may go for at least an hour during spring break.

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


Here’s are the Foothills Area Command’s reported property crimes from March 1st:

3 Stolen Vehicles:  700-block of Morris NE, 2600-block of Mary Ellen NE, 1600-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

1 Commercial Burglary:  11500-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

3 Residential Burglaries:  12800-block of Dorado SE, 3100-block of Mountainside Pkwy, 10200-block of Casador Del Oso NE.

Two of three residential burglaries were at residences where the door(s) were left unlocked.  Make it your new habit to lock your home when you leave if you are not doing this already.