Trending Tuesday: Windows — Remember that windows have been recent access points for residential burglars as a way to break into homes and apartment units. Lock windows and check screens to make sure they are securely in place and in good condition. Replace screens if they are torn or worn out. Check the screws to make sure the screen is securely fastened. Even if you have a screen, continue to lock windows — some burglars remove the screen and then enter through an unlocked window.
There are some great gadgets on the market that allow windows to be partially opened for ventilation and still prevent the window from being lifted or slid out of the track to allow access. Security film may be of interest for some readers; security film prevents breakage and also blocks visibility from the outside in through the window.
As Albuquerque residents enjoy the unusually warm weather for this time of year, try not to forget about security for your windows. If you are an apartment dweller, ask management if they’ll add an anti-lift/anti-slide mechanism to windows or accessible sliding glass doors at the rental property and report non-functioning window locks to management immediately for repair/replacement.
Property crime reported in the Foothills Area Command on Monday, March 20th
2 Stolen Vehicles: 13100-blolck of Central NE, 6100-block of Cortaderia NE.
2 Commercial Burglaries: 11500-block of Central NE, 3000-block of Eubank Blvd NE.
1 Residential Burglary: 11100-block of Prospect NE. Entry via unsecured doggie door.
4 Auto Burglaries: 2100-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 12400-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 3100-block of Palo Alto Dr NE, 12900-block of Cedarbrook Ave NE. Entries: unlocked doors, a popped lock, a broken window. Items stolen: gun holster, camping equipment, Social Security card, 2 coats, various personal items.
Be safe and have a great day,
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command