Nightclub Security Issues: I enjoy following a crime prevention expert, Chris E. McGoey (The Crime Doctor), and thought you would find his take on nightclub security interesting in light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida. He writes many articles on crime prevention, manages a podcast, has authored books on crime prevention topics, travels as a professional lecturer and serves as an expert witness as well. I highly recommend following his site and learning from him — he has a lot to say and teach. The link to the nightclub security information is: http://crimedoctor.com/nightclub_bar_security.htm The web site is www.crimedoctor.com.
Keys and Purses (again)!: Help me to help the community by spreading the word about not leaving keys and/or purses in unattended vehicles. We just cannot practice this habit any longer. No matter how quick you think you will be inside the mini-mart or how cleverly you think you hid that extra set of car keys inside the vehicle and went grocery shopping or walked away from a vehicle for just a minute and left the keys inside, these are crimes of opportunity. They happen. It just takes a second for someone observing this victim behavior to pounce. We have so many needless victims because of this issue — take the extra moment to properly secure your property. Purses: Stop ‘hiding’ purses in vehicles. It doesn’t work. Take what you need for your errand and carry those things on your person (pockets, fanny pack, back pack for hiking). I saw another case at a local Foothills Area Command picnic/hiking area where windows were broken to access the purse that was left behind in the vehicle. We just have to be more aware of this problem — help me by spreading the word to the ladies about this issue.
Property Crimes in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday, June 14th:
6 Stolen Vehicles: 300-block of Maxine St NE, 11300-block of Central NE, 13100-block of Central NE, 800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 10800-block of Towner NE, 1300-block of Paisano NE. Of these 6 auto thefts, 2 of the 6 had keys in the vehicle at the time of theft.
2 Commercial Burglaries: 100-block of Juan Tabo Blvd SE, 100-block of Hotel Circle NE.
2 Residential Burglaries: 12900-block of Piru SE, 1000-block of Tramway Blvd NE.
3 Auto Burglaries: 12000-block of Skyline Rd NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, Elena Gallegos Parking area/Simms Park Rd NE.
Be safe, happy ‘National Smile Power Day‘ (for real!). Please smile today and remember what a beautiful city we live in and how with good crime prevention habits, you can also smile knowing you’ve done what you can to control your environment and secure your property.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command