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Shout Out to DeWolf College Students! / Property Crime on Wed. 11/02 / What’s Trending?

Shout out to DeWolf Hairstyling & Cosmetology students:  Thanks for inviting me to teach you a crime prevention lesson this morning.  I hope everyone starts practicing crime prevention right away and shares the information with your friends and families.  Good luck with your careers and be safe — it was a pleasure to visit your school today.

What’s Trending?  I’m seeing more auto burglaries that also involve an attempt to steal the vehicle.  Indicators are damaged steering columns and dashes.  Half of yesterday’s auto burglaries were also attempts to steal vehicles and some of these were preventable crimes.  Close garages, lock vehicles and think about an anti-theft device, alarms, parking in well lit areas with lots of potential witnesses if you do not have a garage available.  Most auto burglars will move on to a weak target if your vehicle is locked, has nothing visible and is parked in an area where the perceived risk is just too high for the criminal.

Property Crime in the Foothills Area Command on Wednesday, November 2nd:

1 Armed Robbery at a Business:  13000-block of Central NE.

1 Home Invasion/Robbery at a Residence:  10800-block of Towner NE.

4 Stolen Vehicles:  3000-block of Jane Place NE, 12700-block of Indian School Rd NE, 3900-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

6 Auto Burglaries:  400-block of Western Skies SE, 12800-block of San Juan NE, 3100-block of Jane Place NE, 3000-block of Toreador Dr NE, 4200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 6600-block of Tennyson NE.  Three of six were also attempts to steal the vehicle once the burglary occurred.  Some were unforced entries and some were entered by popping locks.  What was stolen in 24 hours from these vehicles?  Stereo, vehicle registrations and insurance documents, vehicle manual, the vehicle’s CPU, vehicle battery, a purse, drivers license, debit cards, credit cards.

Have a safe day and come by the Foothills Substation (12800 Lomas Blvd NE) to get a free trigger lock for firearms — we want you to be safe.

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