Property crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
3 Armed Robberies to a Business: 11800-block of Central NE, 9700-block of Menaul NE, 2800-block of Juan Tabo NE.
3 Stolen Vehicles: 600-block of Morris St NE, 900-block of Pawnee, 3600-block of Eubank NE.
1 Residential Burglary: 12000-block of Skyline Rd. Entry via an unlocked sliding glass door at back of the unit. This is a preventable crime and citizens need to secure their property. Stole a TV.
We had another case which is not counted in our numbers because a police report was not filed. The victim didn’t want to file a police report, wants a watch put on the house by officers due to being a victim of a residential burglary and had officers dispatched to tell the officers there is a lot of crime in the area. The victim left the garage door open for about 2 1/2 hours and items were stolen from the garage. This is a preventable crime by merely closing the garage door — control your environment by securing your property and your odds of being a property crime victim plummet. I can teach you crime prevention tips for your home if you call me at 332-5240 and book an appointment for me to meet you at your home.
3 Auto Burglaries: 3100-block of Christine NE, 2000-block of Eubank, 12700-block of Academy.
Entries were ‘smash & grab’ (breaking a window) to steal a purse ‘hidden’ under the front seat in one case. The purse and contents which included a drivers license, Social Security card and credit cards were stolen — most likely will be used to commit further crimes like identity theft. It’s not a good idea to ‘hide’ any valuables inside a vehicle and walk away — someone may have been watching the victim ‘hide’ the purse or saw part of the purse inside the vehicle and smashed the vehicle window to steal the purse. This was a preventable crime by simply leaving the purse at home and only carrying the items necessary for the errand or bringing the purse inside the business for the appointment/errand.
The other two auto burglaries yesterday were attempts to steal the vehicles with damage to the ignitions and dashes.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command