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Day 4: Garage Door Pledge / Property Crimes on Wednesday 08/31/16 / Trends

Day 4 of the Foothills Area Command “30-Day Garage Door Pledge”  We are into Day Four of our 30-Day Garage Door Pledge.  Have you given more thought to closing the garage door, reminding a neighbor who may have forgotten to close their garage door?  I am enjoying the feedback from the people who are supporting this effort — thanks, and feel free to share your feedback with me via this web site or email at jcgarcia or leave me a voicemail at 323-4644.

Trends:  With great outdoor weather, school sports, large-scale events coming up in September I expect to see a rise in auto burglaries all over the city at parks, large parking lots, trail head parking areas and commercial areas.  That being said, it’s time to harden targets and bring in items from vehicles when you park.  Hiking or using our trails?  Stop bringing a purse.  Carry a fanny pack, or pouch, put small items in pockets or bring a little back pack with you. 

Guests coming for the State Fair?  Give guests crime prevention / target-hardening tips.  Hosting visitors for weekends or the Fair who park at your home may not be savvy to the current crime tips and trends.  Let them know that they will need to remove articles from their vehicles and lock up and be vigilant about not leaving windows ‘cracked’ open to ‘vent’ vehicles.

Property Crimes for Wednesday, August 31st in the Foothills Area Command

1 Armed Robbery at a Business:  200-block of Eubank Blvd SE.

4 Stolen Vehicles (and 1 attempted): 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE for 1 stolen and another attempted; 11800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 3100-block of Jane Place NE, 9900-block of Spain Rd NE.  Criminals are still going for the big trucks/SUVs and the Honda passenger vehicles. 

1 Commercial Burglary: 10500-block of Montgomery Blvd NE. Pried open back door.

2 Residential Burglaries: 1000-block of June NE, 12300-block of Manitoba NE. Unforced entry into vacant home, unknown method of entry.  Stole coin from change jar, vehicle keys, registration and insurance.

3 Auto Burglaries: 800-block of LaCharles NE, 14300-block of Copper (Trail Head parking), 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE. Unforced entries for 100% of these crimes!  Items left in unsecured vehicles yesterday that were stolen?  2 purses, multiple credit cards, multiple IDs, a back pack, roll of coins.

Stay safe,

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