More resources on surviving an active shooter incident: I hope some of our readers got to hear the interesting interview Scott Stigler did on his show on KKOB-700 radio with APD’s Andy Lehocky and Rob Debuck. They explained the training that they offer to faith communities, schools and other groups in the community, as providing the public with an opportunity to survive an active shooter event. I have invited Rob and Andy to a future “Workshop Wednesday at the Foothills” crime prevention community workshop — I’ll keep you posted as things get firmed up. Rob Debuck mentioned that just starting with a simple Google search of ‘active shooter/homeland security’ sites can get you well on your way to developing self-awareness and a personal plan for what you can do to save yourself and others should you be faced with this type of situation. The link for the interview I heard conducted by KKOB-770’s Scott Stigler is: http://www.770kkob.com/scottstiegler/ Scroll down the page to Podcasts and you’ll see the June 13, 2016 interview titled “Dealing with an Active Shooter” — the whole show is about an hour and well worth a listen.
Also of interest, another podcast episode of “Crime School” with Chris McGoey (check the web site www.crimedoctor.com for more interesting articles and crime prevention learning tools) has the most recent episode called “Soft Targets: How They Can Prevent Mass Shootings.” Check the web site www.crimedoctor.com for more interesting articles and tips to start sharpening your awareness skills to increase your odds of survival if you are ever in such a situation.
Another word about purses in vehicles: Stop! There are no hiding places in vehicles that thieves have not figured out yet.
Securing your property: JOB #1: Of the five reported residential burglaries in the Foothills that occurred on Wednesday and Thursday, four of five residential burglaries in the past two days were to homes that were unsecured (garages left open, windows left open, patio door left open).
Be safe, have a great weekend and thanks for your commitment to learning about crime prevention! Please tell others about this web site so we can try to build a safer, more aware community one reader at a time.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command
Property Crime in the Foothills on Wednesday, June 15th and Thursday, June 16th:
1 Car Jacking: Juan Tabo & Central.
1 Armed Robbery to a Business: 700-block of Juan Tabo NE.
5 Stolen Vehicles: 11100-block of Deer Lodge Pl SE, 11200-block of Chico SE, 500-block of Eubank Blvd SE, 200-block of Western Skies SE, 600-block of Vista Abajo Dr NE.
1 Commercial Burglary: 13200-block of Mountain Pl NE.
5 Residential Burglaries: 200-block of Western Skies SE, 10300-block of Norman NE, 10700-block of Academy Rd NE, 10800-block of Academy Rd NE, 11800-block of La Vista Grande Dr NE.
7 Auto Burglaries: 700-block of Eubank SE, two at the same address on the 10400-block of Central NE, two at different addresses on the 13100-block of Wenonah, 1100-block of Maxine St NE, 4500-block of Morris NE.