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Fireworks / Workshops / Free Trigger Locks / National Night Out / Property Crime on Tuesday June 28th

Fireworks:  Questions?  Refer to:  https://www.cabq.gov/fire/news/stay-safe-fireworks-independence-day

Free trigger locks for the community:  Available at the APD Foothills Substation at 12800 Lomas Blvd NE; we are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and the trigger locks are in the lobby.  Must pick up in person (no ‘reserving’ or ‘holding’).

Workshop Wednesday at the Foothills:  Emergencies!  What to Expect When Calling 911 or 242-COPS  I have some more seats left for the monthly crime prevention hosted workshop — RSVP to Jill via email at jcgarcia@cabq.gov.  If you have a disability accommodation request, let Jill know at least two weeks prior to the meeting.  Details:

Wednesday, July 13th at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the APD Foothills Substation at 12800 Lomas Blvd NE.  Special guests from APD Communications to answer all of your questions and explain how to best pave the way for first responders to get to you in an emergency, how to be a helpful witness when calling in a suspicious person or vehicle, what if I know a ‘hoarder’ and how can first responders get to that person in an emergency or an agitated pet is impeding first responders, etc.  Bring your questions and we will spend an hour together preparing you in case you need to call 911 or 242-COPS some day.

Foothills Area Command Neighborhood Watch Summit:  I have half the room filled — let’s get the other half filled!  Please RSVP to me via email at jcgarcia@cabq.gov to save a spot for you at the summit.  This is a session for the Foothills Area Command community and APD Foothills leadership to spend some time together discussing how to start a Neighborhood Watch group and how to support our existing Block Captains in an effort to help keep these citizen-driven groups active and engaged.  Details are below or see this web site’s events calendar.  Come prepared to share an idea and bring an idea back to your group on how we can keep these groups active in the Foothills Area Command.

Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Foothills Substation at 12800 Lomas Blvd NE.  RSVP required due to limited seating; if you have a disability accommodation request, let Jill know at least two weeks prior to the meeting.  RSVP to Jill at jcgarcia@cabq.gov.

Foothills Community Policing Council Meeting:  Monday, July 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche Road NE .

National Night Out is coming up! To register your Neighborhood Watch or Neighborhood Association/HOA’s event or gathering with the APD Crime Prevention Unit, please call the Citizens Contact Center (dial 311) starting July 1st. The deadline to register a National Night Out event is Friday, July 28th by 5:00 p.m.  All recognized NA/HOA and Neighborhood Watch Block Captains will be getting a letter and brochure from APD Senior Crime Prevention Specialist Steve Sink with information (244-6644).

Schemes and Scams:  Want a great resource on schemes foiled, scammers prosecuted?  Check out the Federal Trade Commission’s “Penn Corner” e-newsletter at www.ftc.gov.  You can sign up as a subscriber and receive their monthly publication — it’s a great way to learn about scams being operated and a good resource to share with neighbors in your NAs, HOAs, Neighborhood Watch groups, apartment community newsletters or community rooms.

Be safe everyone,

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

Property Crimes on Tuesday, June 28th are listed below for the Foothills Area Command.

5 Stolen Vehicles: 12800-block of Dorado SE, 13300-block of Chico NE, 3000-block of Jane St NE, 11300-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 4200-block of Spanish Bit NE.

2 Commercial Burglaries: 13100-block of Central NE, 11800-block of Lomas Blvd NE.

8 Auto Burglaries:  12000-block of Zia Rd NE, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 2900-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 10400-block of Comanche Rd NE, Menaul & Tramway, 11700-block of Claremont NE, 12800-block of Indian School Road NE, 5300-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

What was taken in 24 hours from parked vehicles?  Suitcases, a credit card, 4 vehicle batteries, State of New Mexico property, 2 license plates, military bag, passport, birth certificate, Social Security card, military documents, tools.  Please clear out your vehicle when you park!  Pare down what you drive around with and keep only the items necessary for your errand or destination with you in a pocket, fanny pack, etc.