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Ntl. Package Protection Day / Crime in the Foothills Area Command on Monday 11/28/16

NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY

National Package Protection Day is the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. It encourages homeowners to stay alert and protect their homes against package theft, which becomes more and more prevalent during the holidays. This year’s Package Protection Day falls on November 30, so be on the lookout!

The internet has made it easier to find deals and have packages shipped straight to our homes. But this has also made it easier for thieves to snatch our deliveries right from our doorsteps.

With the advent of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there became a need for a day that raises awareness of package theft and helps homeowners protect themselves against thieves. And just like that, Package Protection Day was born

HOW TO OBSERVE

Spread the word throughout your neighborhood about Package Protection Day, so your community is alert during the holidays. And share your PackageProtection stories and tips using #PackageProtectionDay and #alwayshome on social media.

Thanks to the National Day Calendar group for this alert on National Package Protection Day.

Crime in the Foothills Area Command on Monday, November 28th

1 Armed Robbery at a Business: 1500-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

6 Stolen Vehicles: 1000-block of Bernalillo Place SE, 1600-block of La Cabra SE, 200-block of Figueroa, 800-block of Piedra Vista Road NE, 2500-block of La Charles Drive NE, 1900-block of Saturn Court NE.

6 Commercial Burglaries:  five at the same address on the 10400-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 12000-block of Skyline Rd NE.

4 Residential Burglaries:  1200-block of Pitt NE, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 10900-block of Constitution NE, 10400-block of Cueva Del Oso NE.

5 Auto Burglaries:  500-block of Dorothy, 2500-block of Sandler NE, 12400-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 11100-block of Paris NE, 6300-block of Eubank Blvd NE.  In addition to these five auto burglaries in one 24-hour period, there was an attempt to steal one of the five vehicles. 

Items stolen from these unattended vehicles included:  electronics, cash, a Sheriff ID, access to a facility in Los Lunas, a wallet and the contents (cards were being used at a Wal Mart immediately), vehicle registration and insurance documents, a stereo faceplace, rim locks and a vehicle title.  

You will greatly improve your odds of being a victim of an auto burglar if you 1) can park in a secured garage, 2) if a garage isn’t an option then lock up, 3) remove anything visible — even bags, things you consider ‘junk’, and 4) remove all items of value which includes anything with your personal information.

Be safe,

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