Cyber Crimes Against Children Resources Sheets: I have placed resource fliers in the APD Foothills Substation lobby (12800 Lomas Blvd NE) for the public to pick up anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The resource fliers are from the most recent community workshop featuring Special Agent Lois Kinch with the Internet Crimes Against Children unit of the Special Investigations Division of the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General. Summer is a good time to sit down as a family and do some research into how to keep kids safer when navigating the digital world.
Property Crimes in the Foothills on Tuesday, June 7th:
2 Robberies to an Individual: 11700-block of Central NE, 600-block of Paisano NE.
3 Stolen Vehicles: 11400-block of Linn Ave SE, 12700-block of Dunes SE, 13100-block of Constitution NE.
1 Residential Burglary: 12300-block of Los Arboles NE.
3 Auto Burglaries: 1000-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 12200-block of Towner NE, 12400-block of Fountain Hill Lane NE.
Crime Prevention tips based on the crimes reported above: I am seeing vehicles stolen with keys again — keys that are accessible to those know to the callers and keys left in the vehicle ignition with the vehicle running and the caller walking away and leaving a running, unlocked vehicle unattended. These are preventable crimes — consider who has access to your vehicle keys. Should they still have that access if they are no longer trustworthy? It goes without saying, but I’ll do it anyway, never leave a vehicle running with keys in the ignition and walk away. These situations are easily exploited by a criminal and are preventable crimes. Auto theft is a crime of opportunity — reduce the opportunity and you reduce your odds of being a victim.
Lock up homes — we cannot afford to leave doors unlocked at home and then leave. Make it your new habit to check that all the doors and windows to the home are locked before you leave the house. Remember: you job as a citizen is to CONTROL YOUR ENVIRONMENT. That means DETER-DELAY-DENY a criminal access to your property.
Auto Burglaries: Vehicle registration and insurance papers, jewelry, sunglasses, a purse, a wallet, a Social Security cards, drivers license, and cash were all stolen from vehicles yesterday in the 3 auto burglary cases in the Foothills yesterday. One of the three was unforced entry, the other a ‘smash and grab’ which means breaking the window to access property inside the vehicle and the other case’s method of entry was not noted at the time of my research. Clear your vehicles of all articles of value — bring things inside with you when you park and edit what you are leaving inside an unattended vehicle. Lock up — close those windows! I saw several parked vehicles yesterday in the community with windows cracked open and left parked an unattended. Secure your property and remove all articles of value and you will have peace of mind that you’ve done what you can to prevent an auto burglary.
Stay safe, Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD Foothills