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#ProtectUrFriends…Property Crime in the Foothills on Thursday, 01/26/17

#ProtectUrFriends  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Power of Youth program is available for your school, business, community group, etc. and MADD will send a representative to provide a presentation and informational materials to educate the community about underage drinking.  The presentation covers brain development, advertising, what to do in a dangerous situation, how to handle peer pressure about underage drinking, goal setting and other topics.  The program is designed for middle and high school students, but presentations can be provided to any community group who asks.  If your teen or under-21’er wants to take the pledge to never ride with someone who has been drinking, they can take a selfie and use #ProtectUrFriends to be a part of the Power of Youth.

MADD Contact person:  Ashleigh Reyna, Program Coordinator (505) 255-2955


Property crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, January 26, 2017

1 Car Jacking/Robbery:  12400-block of Grande NE.

5 Stolen Vehicles:  11300-block of Shadow Mountain SE, 200-block of Monte Alto NE, 3600-block of Pitt St NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 5300-block of Eubank blvd NE.

3 Commercial Burglaries:  300-block of Western Skies SE, 10600-block of Menaul, 2200-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE. 

2 Residential Burglaries: 12100-block of Apache Rd NE, 6000-block of Imperata NE.  Entries via bedroom window, glass patio door.  Items stolen:  $600 cash, a laptop, an iPod, TVs and personal/miscellaneous items.

9 Auto Burglaries:  600-block of Morris NE, 400-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 9700-block of Comanche Rd NE, 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Embudo Park (13400-block of Menaul), Piedra Lisa trail area (2600-block of Camino De La Sierra NE), hiking area access (13000-block of Menaul), 1700-block of Paisano NE, 5000-block of Cumbre Del Sur NE.  Entries were unforced and by damaging door locks, smashing windows.  Items stolen:  Glock semi auto 357 magnum, Springfield Arms semi auto 9 MM, red luggage, clothing, purse, driver’s license, Social Security card, hunting knife, Mace/pepper spray, black work bag, a laptop, iPad charger, keys to work, make up, back pack, bag w/literature, family gold ring, iPad, cash and assorted items not detailed at time of research.

Crime Prevention Tips  —

1) Use your best judgement when choosing friends, loaning out your vehicle or giving rides to people in your vehicle.  If they are “sketchy” or can’t be trusted, your wheels should not even be an option.

2) Have your vehicle information handy in a safe place.  Often precious time is lost for auto theft victims when they are searching for vehicle information.  The sooner a stolen vehicle is entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the better the odds of recovering the vehicle become and an officer encountering that vehicle will be aware the vehicle is stolen.  Have your vehicle make, model, year, license plate and VIN number handy and in a safe place.

I have placed an order for more Vehicle ID Cards for the public and those should arrive sometime in February. When they arrive, I’ll post on this web site and the Vehicle ID Cards will be in our Foothills Substation lobby (12800 Lomas Blvd NE) for the community.

3) Start a property inventory of your valuables.  List make, model, serial number, colors, etc.  This is a good exercise to start off a new year.  Get a property inventory created and keep it current.  Keep it in a safe place.  Your home owner or renter insurance provider may have forms or secured sites they can provide.

4) Please secure your firearms and weapons.  I can’t say this enough: well meaning citizens exercising their right to bear arms are inadvertently supplying the criminal community with an extraordinary number of guns by not properly storing or securing the guns.  There are many ways to secure your guns at several price points — make it a point to check out the options this weekend if you own firearms.

Be safe, have a great weekend and Happy Chinese New Year on Saturday — Gung Hay Fat Choy, or best wishes and congratulations for a prosperous and good year!

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