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More guns stolen / Property Crimes on Fri/Sat/Sun in the Foothills

More guns stolen:  We had a report of a gun inside a vehicle at the time the vehicle was stolen, a gun and ammo stolen during a residential burglary and a gun stolen from a vehicle parked at a big-box retail location but no police report filed because the victim was on his/her way to Texas and had to hit the road.

Our well-meaning citizenry exercising their rights to bear arms have inadvertently supplied the criminal population with 3 more guns over the weekend just in the Foothills Area Command alone.  We went one day in February without a gun being reported stolen during a property crime in the Foothills.  I hope we can get the word out about securing firearms when they are not in use.  Will you help me spread the word?  There are safes, trigger locks, and other ways to store guns safely and with a little research, I’m sure there is some method that will fit every lifestyle, preference and budget.

Property Crimes in the Foothills Area Command on Friday 2/3, Saturday, 2/4 and Sunday, 2/5/17.

12 Stolen Vehicles:  500-block of Georgene NE, 11200-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 1900-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 1200-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 10100-block of Blume St NE, 12900-block of Indian School Rd NE, two vehicles at the same address on the 11800-block of Holiday NE, 12200-block of Academy Rd NE, 5000-block of Arroyo Chamisa NE, 10200-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 10500-block of Lagrima De Oro NE.

1 Commercial Burglary:  12900-block of Central NE.

5 Residential Burglaries:  11300-block of Shadow Mountain Road NE, 12000-block of Skyline Road NE, 700-block of Fox Lane SE, 14000-block of Troy Court NE, 9900-Spain Road NE.

Entries via removing screens and prying open windows, back doors. 

Items stolen were 12 gauge shotgun, ammunition, jewelry and many locations were ransacked and victims not able to tell what or if items were stolen at time of research.

15 Auto Burglaries: 11600-block of Medicine Bow SE, 800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 11100-block of Lomas Blvd NE, two vehicles at the same address on the 10300-block of Hotel Circle NE, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 3100-block of Blume St NE, 100-block of Lakeshore NE, 12900-block of Indian School Road NE, 4000-block of Lara NE, 11800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 13300-block of Pinehurst NE, two vehicles at the same address on the 11000-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 5300-block of Lucille Drive NE.

Entries were via unlocked doors, breaking/punching door locks and windows.  There were 5 attempts (33%) to steal the vehicles.

Items stolen were:  work tools, back packs, ammunition, radio, cell phone, spare change, iPad, electronics, military gear.  Also a 9 MM handgun, but owner couldn’t wait for the police to arrive so a police report was not filed with APD.

I hope your week is off to a good start —

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