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Another handgun stolen from a vehicle / Property Crime Reported 01/31/17

Another handgun was stolen in our Area Command that was left in parked vehicle.  C’mon!  Help me spread the word to the community about this issue — this brings the tally to about 28 guns reported stolen in January in the Foothills Area Command. For those of you who are reading this and thinking, ‘about’ and why isn’t there an exact number?  Because the people who reported these guns stolen did not have an exact count of how many guns they own, therefore, they don’t have an exact count of how many were stolen. 

Start a property inventory for your firearms and list the make, model, caliber and special features/accessories and keep that inventory up to date and in a safe place. 

These were guns reported stolen from storage facilities, left inside parked vehicles or lying around homes that were burglarized.  There are many ways to secure firearms when they are not in use — check out the options that fit for your life and budget through gun stores, the NRA, various web sites, etc.

Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on January 31, 2017

1 Warm Up Auto Theft:  5800-block of Tierra Antigua.  The Foothills Area Command has had 2 warm up auto thefts reported this week.  I am surprised as these are 100% preventable crimes and the one reported just two weeks ago resulted in a highly publicized tragic death of a 14 year old girl in the Foothills Area Command.

2 Stolen Vehicles:  600-block of Marcella NE, 11800-block of Lomas Blvd NE.

8 Auto Burglaries:  Two vehicles on the 700-block of Gretta St NE, 14110-block of Domingo Rd NE, 11100-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 13300-block of Mountain Rd NE, 5400-block of Carruthers NE, two vehicles at the same property on the 12200-block of Academy Rd NE.  Entries made by smashing windows and unforced entries (left the car unlocked).  Items stolen:  a 38 caliber handgun, Bluetooth, clothing, tax documents, bags, IDs, electronics, iPod, military bag, expired drivers license, registration and insurance documents, personal paperwork, personal items, a cell phone accessory, a high powered telescope.

Be safe everyone!  Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command