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Ntl Crime Prevention Month Tip of the Day / Stealin’ Wheels / Property Crime on Monday

October is National Crime Prevention Month:  Here’s your tip of the day — In light of the huge internet meltdown last week (Netflix and many other popular sites were affected), I want to provide you with a password crime prevention tip today.  Never select a password or Personal Identification Number (PIN) that uses recognizable information.  For example: your street address number, your telephone number, your date of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.  Select a strong password or PIN that can’t be used to piece together an identity theft profile or deduce personal information about you.

Stealin’ Wheels:  Today I saw a report of tires being stolen off a new 2016 model truck in the Foothills Area Command.  This happened in a large parking lot at a location where you would think there would be multiple potential witnesses!  The level of risk the criminal felt must have been very low to steal the tires off a parked truck in a populated and well-traversed area.  I have not seen this type of crime in a while in our area (since a few summers ago).  If you have to park outside and do not have access to a secured garage I recommend looking at various wheel/tire locking mechanisms, alarm options and lighting that will cover your vehicle adequately to discourage this type of theft.

Property Crime in the Foothills on Monday, October 24th

2 Stolen Vehicles:  12700-block of Piru SE, 4700-block of Morris NE.

5 Auto Burglaries:  2900-block of Carol St NE, 10600-block of Marble Pl NE, 10800-block of Marble Pl NE, 1400-block of Juan Tabo, 12500-block of Candelaria NE.

Have a great day and be safe,

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