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August Workshop Wednesday / Property Crimes in the Foothills: Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

August Workshop Wednesday at the Foothills:  Ready for sign ups! 

When:  Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where:  APD Foothills Substation, 12800 Lomas Blvd NE (Between Juan Tabo and Tramway)

Topic:  Mothers Against Drunk Driving presentation on Teen / Underage Drinking

Any disability accommodations?  Let Jill Garcia know at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

RSVP to Jill Garcia, 323-4644 or — All ages are welcome!

Property Crimes in the Foothills on Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun:  July 28-29-30-31

2 Robberies to Individuals:  12800-block of Dorado SE, 11200-block of Baja Dr NE.

1 Robbery at a Residence (Home Invasion): 12900-block of Central NE.

15 Stolen Vehicles: 11000-block of Miravista Pl SE, two vehicles at the same address on the 11200-block of Deer Lodge Pl SE, 3600-block of Inca St NE (all of these were on Thursday).  10600-block of Central NE, 800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 10900-block of Prospect Ne, 11700-block of Clifford Ave NE, 10800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 2300-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 3700-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 4200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 12200-block of Academy Rd NE (these were weekend incidents, Fri/Sat/Sun).

1 Commercial Burglary: 12200-block of Candelaria NE (this was discovered/reported on Friday).

4 Residential Burglaries: 200-block of Figueroa (this was on Thursday).  400-block of Sawtooth Rd SE, 11500-block of Haines NE, 3100-block of Jane Pl SE (Friday, Saturday and Sunday crime).

6 Auto Burglaries: 2600-block of Muriel St NE (this was on Thursday).  600-block of Running Water Circle SE, 1100-block of Cuatro Cerros Trail SE, 300-block of Dorado SE, 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 12000-block of Stilwell Dr NE (crimes reported on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

What items were stolen from vehicles during the above time frame?  One vehicle’s ignition was broken, indicating an attempt at auto theft.  Sirius radio, an adaptor, a cell phone charger, vehicle registrations/insurance papers, various CDs, personal papers and documents, tools, 2 garage door openers (2 separate cases/addresses), a purse, 2 boxes of ammunition, a lock box.  We also had a report of a 45-caliber gun and a Samurai sword left inside a vehicle that was stolen.  The criminal element is now armed with a 45 caliber gun, a large sword and 2 boxes of ammo.  Please responsibly secure your property and lock up. 

In the month of July, the Foothills Area Command had a tally of 10 guns stolen during burglaries or auto thefts and other weapons (knife, axe, box cutters, a knife collection, a large knife, and the Samurai sword to close out the month of July.  The guns that were stolen?  An AK-47, AR-15, 2 unspecified handguns, a 38 Special, a 22 pistol, 20-gauge shotgun, 25 caliber pistol, another gun that was not specified at time of research, and the 45 caliber gun reported in the weekend’s burglary round-up.  Please take steps to properly secure weapons and firearms to avoid being a victim of this type of burglary, to protect your neighbors and police officers (these stolen weapons could be used against any one of us by criminals). 

If you need help finding gun storage recommendations, there are some great resources out there to research methods of safe gun storage that will fit your situation.  Do an on-line search, go to a gun store or range facility, see the National Rifle Association’s recommendations, or ask me for my Resource Sheet from the May 2016 Workshop Wednesday I hosted on Gun Safety for Families.

Have a good week and be safe,

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