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Presidents’ Day / Sunrise Apts / District 8 Coalition / Property Crime on Thursday / Trends & Tips

Presidents’ Day:  In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Foothills Substation will be closed to the public on Monday, February 20, 2017.  The substation will be open again on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.  Do you have any favorite quotes from Presidents?  Here’s are two that I found:  “In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”  Thomas Jefferson and “We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice that thorn bushes have roses.”  Abraham Lincoln.

Sunrise Apartments:  A quick thank you to Diane, Laurinda and Shelley for hosting a terrific crime prevention meeting for your residents at Sunrise Apartment Community in the Foothills Area Command last night.  It was well attended, the residents asked great questions and our officers and I enjoyed being there to teach basic crime prevention tips that are sure to be put into place by the residents.

District 8 Coalition of Neighborhoods:  Thank you for your goodie bags that were delivered to the Foothills Area Command team today.  We are so appreciative!

Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, February 16, 2017:

1 Armed Robbery/Commercial:  5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

2 Stolen Vehicles:  12800-block of Central NE, 2900-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

2 Commercial Burglaries:  100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 800-block of Stephen Moody SE.

1 Residential Burglary: 12300-block of Pineridge Ave NE.  No info on entry or items stolen at time of research.

1 Auto Burglary: 3700–block of Eubank Blvd NE.  Entry:  smashed window.  Items stolen:  purse, cell phone and medications.

Trends & Tips:  We continue to see a little drop in the burglaries and stolen vehicles, but the robberies seem to be ‘holding steady.’  I recommend that businesses start to treat their locations like a Neighborhood Watch:  be aware of what is going on around the business, get to know your fellow businesses nearby and exchange contact information with each other in case one business feels that are being ‘cased’ and share that with the neighboring businesses.  Call 242-COPS (2677) if there is suspicious behavior that is not fitting with the location or businesses in the area.  Train employees to be aware of what’s going on around then and who is around them.  There are many more tips and by booking an appointment with your local Crime Prevention Specialist for a site visit, you may get more recommendations tailored to your business and staff.

Auto burglaries continue to occur city-wide and all around us.  Helpful general tips are to lock up and remove all items from vehicles when you walk away from your vehicle.  Try to pare down what you bring with you. Don’t leave items inside the vehicle and walk away no matter how quick you think your errand will be — these are crimes of opportunity.  Remove the opportunity, harden the target and your odds will go down of being victimized.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend,

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