National Consumer Protection Week: The first full week of March is annual National Consumer Protection Week. I will provide resources to readers throughout the week to build awareness.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a great resource to learn about scams, prosecutions of scammers and recalls on products. You can also subscribe to the FTC’s digital newsletter, “Penn Corner.” Go to the web site at: https://www.ftc.gov/ to learn more about how the FTC is helping consumers.
16 Guns reported stolen in the Foothills Area Command during residential burglaries in the first 5 days of March. Unsecured firearms endanger families and others in the community.
Weekend Property Crime in the Foothills: Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays for: March 3 – 4 – 5, 2017
1 Armed Robbery/Residential (Home Invasion): 3000-block of Jane Place NE. Caller let in ‘friends’ who stole passport, cell phone, wallet and laptop while armed with a shotgun.
10 Stolen Vehicles: 400-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 200-block of Figueroa, 300-block of Western Skies SE, 400-block of Paisano, 12800-block of Copper, 700–block of Burma NE, 11100-block of Towner NE, 12100-block of Towner NE, 11500-block of Candelaria NE, 5100-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.
2 Commercial Burglaries: 12900-block of Central Ave NE, 11600-block of Menaul.
12 Residential Burglaries: 11100-block of Acoma SE, 200-block Serenity Ct SE, 300-block of Western Skies SE, 400-block of Dorado SE,13200-block of Chico Rd NE, 900-block of Tramway Blvd NE 1800-block of Mary Ellen NE, 11100-block of Ralph NE, 2700-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 900-block of Alice NE, 2300-block of Algodones NE, 11800-block of Indian School Rd NE.
Entries: Breaking/damaging doors and windows, walking in through unlocked doors. Items stolen: vehicle, checks, tools, jewelry, purses and contents, prescription medications, tools, axe, shovel, 9 guns.
8 Auto Burglaries: 2700-block of Camino De La Sierra NE, 12300-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 12400-block of Apache Place NE, 12200-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, two vehicles at the same address on the 11900-block of Holiday Ave NE, 11700-block of San Victorio Ave NE, 4500-block of Pitt St NE, Juan Tabo & Osuna NE at parking to access walking trails.
Entries: Unlocked vehicles, damaging door locks, breaking windows. Items stolen: stereo, amp, laptop, gym bag, purses, credit cards, IDs.
I hope your week is off to a good start and that you will get a chance to go to the FTC web site and perhaps sign up to subscribe to their “Penn Corner” e-newsletter.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command