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Ntl Crime Prevention Month Tip of the Day / Officer Appreciation Day / Property Crime on Thursday

October is National Crime Prevention Month — Here is your tip of the day:  There are easy and inexpensive ways to ‘harden your target’ and Lt. Bret White passed along a link to me the other day to Family Handyman.  This issue of the free e-newsletter featured inexpensive ways to burglar-proof your home.  If you have heard Lt. White or me speak at community gatherings about long screws for the door strike plates or anti-lift / anti-slide mechanisms and other easy crime prevention tricks, then this newsletter will interest you since it has photo illustrations of those recommendations.  Here’s the link to copy and paste:

Officer Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Manzano Mesa Multi-Generational Center at 501 Elizabeth SE.  This event is for the community, our officers and their families.

I will be out of the office Monday; the next crime prevention post will be on Tuesday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Property Crime in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, October 27, 2016

2 Armed Robberies at a Business:  800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 12000-block of Constitution NE.

3 Stolen Vehicles: 400-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 600-block of Paisano NE, 3100-block of Mountainside Prkwy NE.

2 Residential Burglaries: 13400-block of Pino Canyon Road NE, 10600-block of Delicado Place NE. Both were forced entries; one by damaging a side door to the garage and the other by damaging a lock box and taking the key out (vacant home being remodeled).  APD needs your extra eyes and ears on any vacant homes on the block!  These are targeted for tools, appliances, etc.

3 Auto Burglaries: 900-block of Poco Cerro Court SE, Piedra Lisa Trail parking area, Spain & High Desert Trail parking area.  Two noted damaged door locks, the third auto burglary method of entry was not noted at time of research.  Items stolen were vehicle registration; driver’s license, credit cards; a bag, house keys, vehicle keys, drivers license and wallet/contents.

I hope you have a great weekend and stop by the Officer Appreciation Day event on Saturday.

Stay safe,

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