Weekend crime prevention: As you hit the bicycle trails, hiking paths, open space areas to enjoy the weekend, please remember to pare down what you bring with you to these recreational areas. Only bring what is necessary for your errand and do not leave wallets, purses, various IDs, personal papers, keys, garage door openers, cell phones, etc. in unattended vehicles. Most of us reason that these types of items are safe to leave behind in the vehicle glove boxes, center consoles, in the trunk, tucked under the vehicle seat, slid into a side panel or door pocket inside the vehicle. If your vehicle is burglarized these are spots that offenders check and can pry open. Carry your essentials with you in a small back pack, a fanny pack, or a pouch that you can hook onto a belt loop or slip into a pocket.
Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, February 23rd:
1 Armed Robbery/Commercial: 12500-block of Menaul Blvd NE.
3 Residential Burglaries: 12800-block of Turquoise Avenue NE, 3100-block of Jane Place NE, 2400-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE. Entries: Unknown, broke a window and crawled in, pried open a window. Items stolen: Not listed at time of research.
2 Auto Burglaries: 600-block of Claudine St NE, Piedra Lisa Trail parking area (2600-block of Camino De La Sierra). Entries: smashed window, broken door lock. Items stolen: Purse, wallet, IDs, credit card.
Enjoy the weekend and be safe,
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command