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Last chance to swim for free at community pools / Crime Free Multi-Housing program / Property Crimes on Wed. 8/10/16

Last chance to swim for free at community pools:  We have a small supply left of the swim passes for 17-years and younger youths (accompanied by an adult) to city and county swimming pools.  The passes are good for one entry and expire on September 1, 2016.  They are available by request in person at our substation at 12800 Lomas Blvd NE on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  Any questions?  Call 332-5240 about rules for picking up swim passes or the Citizens Contact Center (dial 311) about locations of participating swimming/aquatics centers.

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program: I am collecting rental property owner/manager names for rental properties in the Foothills Area Command (from the north-bound traffic side of Eubank to the Foothills, from KAFB to the Bernalillo County line) through August 29th to submit for invitation letters to attend the next Crime Free Multi-Housing program’s Phase I Workshop for Landlords/Managers. 

If you manage or own a rental property and want to learn more about this free program aimed at reducing crime on rental properties, email me your name/title/address/phone and the name of the property and number of units to 

As a rental owner or manager, you can opt to spend a day at a free class hosted by APD or decide to go through all three phases of the Crime Free program to become a certified partner property in the program.  The Phase I Workshop is full of good information:  crime prevention through environmental design concepts, how to properly screen for prospective residents, how to spot criminal activity on property and safely deal with eradicating that behavior, fair housing law, using the Crime Free Lease Addendum to build a safer community and more.

If you want to attend, notify me by August 29th.  The next class will be on Thursday, October 13th and this will be the last class offered in 2016.  See for information on this international program.

Property Crime in the Foothills on Wednesday, August 10th:

4 Stolen Vehicles:  11100-block of Central NE, 11000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 1400-block of Temile Hill Place NE, 10700-block of Academy Rd NE.

5 Residential Burglaries:  12700-block of Dunes SE, 3100-block of Jane Place NE, 14000-block of Wind Mountain Road NE, 13200-block of Twilight Trail NE, 11200-block of Baja Drive NE.

How were entries made in yesterday’s residential burglaries?  Pushing in a front window, left the garage door open overnight, unknown (owner on vacation and a neighbor called police), damaging the front door at a vacant home. 

2 Auto Burglaries:  3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 1000-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.

Items stolen that were left inside parked cars in a 24-hour period in the Foothills Area Command:  children’s birth certificates and Social Security cards, vehicle title, credit cards, and various IDs.  All of these stolen documents left inside unattended vehicles can generate further crimes (fraud, forgery, identity theft).  Please take a moment to clear your vehicle of articles of value and personal information when you park and walk away. 

How did burglars make entry in our two auto burglaries reported yesterday?  Broke a door lock and the other case did not have that information at the time of research.  Both auto burglaries yesterday were reported from commercial establishment parking lots; one was discovered by the victim around 8:30 p.m. and the other around 1:00 a.m.

Stay safe and let me know if you own a rental and want to attend the next Phase I Crime Free Multi-Housing class,

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