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Day 3: Garage Door Pledge / Property Crimes / Tips and Trends: Ripple Effect

Day 3 of the 30-day Garage Door Pledge: Thanks for the great feedback to those of you who commented and signed the pledges.  If we can build awareness around this simple change of habit perhaps we can reduce criminal activity in our residential neighborhoods in the Foothills Area Command.

Property Crimes in the Foothills on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2 Robberies to a Business: 700-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE and 2900-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.

1 Stolen Vehicle: 4600-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

1 Residential Burglary: 200-block of Figueroa SE.

5 Auto Burglaries: 300-block of Dorado SE, 600-block of Newport Court SE, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 12100-block of Indian School Rd NE, 2800-block of Tahiti NE.

Tips and Trends:  Yesterday’s reported property crimes show that of our 5 auto burglaries, 3 were to unlocked vehicles, 1 vehicle’s lock was damaged to make entry and 1 is not know at this time.  Just think of the ripple effect of eliminating 3 preventable crimes by simply removing items from the vehicles when parking and locking the vehicles.  That change of habit would prevent further criminal acts that stem from auto burglaries (forgery, fraud, ID theft, violent crime, etc.).  That change of habit would free up police to take more calls for service.  That change of habit would prevent the criminal element from targeting surrounding neighborhoods as ‘a good place to commit a crime.’  

Our sole residential burglary reported yesterday was an unforced entry

Of the 9 property crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command yesterday, 4 of 9 were preventable crimes.

What items were stolen from vehicles yesterday?  A 38 special handgun (from an unlocked vehicle), a wallet, multiple IDs, multiple sets of vehicle registrations and insurance papers, medication, clothing, and a radio.

Be safe, and thanks for the great feedback on the 30-Day Garage Door Pledge.

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