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Property Crimes in the Foothills — Back in the Saddle Again / Four more unsecured guns stolen

Catching up:  I was out sick, so I’m back in the saddle again to catch you up on the property crimes that were reported in the Foothills and let you know what I see as trending regarding property crimes in our area.  To make things a little easier for all of us, I’ll tally up type and number of property crimes and then do the usual detailed version for yesterday.

Four more unsecured guns were stolen in the Foothills Area Command over the past weekend.  I’m keeping track, as I feel this is a serious community concern and I need the community’s help in getting the word out to properly secure guns if you own them.   Two guns were stolen on Saturday, February 18th from a storage type of facility and two more guns stolen from a multi-housing property the same day, but from different parts of the Area Command.  Leaving any firearm unsecured is a tragedy waiting to happen.

Property Crimes Tally by Type/Number:  Friday 2/17/17 to Tuesday 2/21/17

Car Jacking:  0

Armed Robbery/Commercial:  1

Armed Robbery to an Individual: 1

Armed Robbery/Residential (Home Invasion):  0

Auto Theft:  17

Commercial Burglary: 6

Residential Burglary:  11

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Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills on Wednesday, February 22:

1 Car Jacking:  11800-block of Central Ave NE.

1 Armed Robbery/Commercial:  10300-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

4 Stolen Vehicles:  700-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 13000-block of Constitution NE.

2 Commercial Burglaries:  1800-block of Mary Ellen NE, 12400-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.

3 Residential Burglaries:  1100-block of Wind River St SE, 12400-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 12000-block of Gazelle Place NE.  Entries made through a window and unforced entries; one location didn’t have information at the time of my research.  Items stolen:  computer and jewelry.

1 Auto Burglary: 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.  Entry:  smash & grab.  Items stolen:  book, owner’s vehicle manual, vehicle registration and insurance papers.

Have a good day and remember:  securing your property cuts your odds of  being a property crime victim down significantly!

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