Friday, February 3, 2017 is National Wear Red Day in support of the Go Red movement to build awareness about heart disease and stroke. The City of Albuquerque supports Go Red and will host a rally at Noon tomorrow on Civic Plaza those who support the Go Red effort.
Property Crime in the Foothills on Wednesday, February 1st
1 Armed Robbery / Business: 13400-block of Wenonah SE.
5 Stolen Vehicles: 1000-block of Salinas St SE, 12000-block of Skyline Rd, 900-block of Tramway, 500-block of Tramway, 12500-block of Montgomery.
1 Residential Burglary: 1500-block of Archuleta NE. Entry: kicked in door at the back of the residence.
6 Auto Burglaries: 11300-block of Vistazo SE, 100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 1800-block of Father Sky St NE, 12300-block of Marshall Court NE, 12500-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 9900-block of Spain Rd NE. One of these 6 was an attempt to steal the vehicle.
Entries: 4 of 6 were ‘smash & grabs’ and 1 of 6 noted the entry was made by damaging door lock and 1 of 6 noted the entry through driver’s side door (I can’t tell if that was unlocked or forced entry at time of research).
Items stolen in 24 hours: a laptop, Beats headphones, a bag, golf clubs, a large black saddlebag, Coach designer handbag, Macbook Pro, cell phone accessories, cell phone, garage door opener, $150 sunglasses, another garage door opener, vehicle registration and insurance documents, set of car keys, bike helmet and baby clothing.
Start paring down what you routinely leave in your vehicle — you can see from the last 24 hour haul made by criminals many of these were high dollar items or will probably lead to committing further crimes like auto theft and residential burglary or identity theft.
It’s Groundhog Day and I hope I don’t repeat myself endlessly about what items are left unsecured in unattended vehicles, but if you want to call me a groundhog just for today, I get it! Help spread the word to friends, family and neighbors about bringing in items of value from vehicles when you park.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS
APD Foothills Area Command