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Importance of Neighborhood Watch / Property Crimes on Thursday, March 17th

Importance of Neighborhood Watch Groups and Block Captains: I have a wonderful Neighborhood Watch Block Captain (among many) who has been in communication with me this morning about a residential burglary on her block and how to best relay useful information to her block members.  It is so important for Block Captains to be that link for APD Crime Prevention and their neighbors on the block and to be that point of contact to facilitate flow of factual information.  It really made my day to have this good, clear communication with that Block Captain and know that the block is getting timely and factual information to help them prevent further crime.  We have some tremendously dedicated Block Captains in the Foothills Area Command, and I want to take today’s post to publicly recognize and thank our Block Captains for voluntarily serving to assist with Neighborhood Watch facilitation, to collect payment and order signage, to be that link between law enforcement and neighbors, to encourage a few social activities a year and participation in the annual National Night Out.  Our jobs in law enforcement would be much harder and, frankly, not as enriching, if we didn’t have our local Block Captains.  So bravo to you who serve in this role — you are appreciated.

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

Property Crime in the Foothills on Thursday, March 17th

3 Stolen Vehicles: 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 2500-block of June St NE, 13100-block of Constitution NE.

1 Commercial Burglary: 6200-block of Antigua NE.

1 Residential Burglary: 5300-block of Van Christopher Dr NE.

1 Auto Burglary: 500-block of Manastee SE.