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New Neighborhood Watch! Another Gun Stolen / VIN Etching Reminder / Property Crime

New Neighborhood Watch!  Thanks to Chris B. for doing the starter kit, hosting the meeting and stepping up as primary Block Captain for the 40 homes on Academy Knolls Drive NE and Michelle Loop NE.  Last night’s meeting was very well attended and there were lots of great questions and interaction.  This area just east of Eubank near the Mountain Run Shopping Center now has plenty of crime prevention literature, No Soliciting signs and basic crime prevention information so the residents can act as extra eyes on the block.  Thanks to everyone who attended.

If you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch group on your block, contact the Senior Crime Prevention Specialist Steve Sink at 244-6644 to get a Starter Kit.

Another Gun Stolen:  We had a report yesterday of a 22 caliber Remington rifle left inside a parked vehicle being stolen.  Please secure your firearms and keep a property inventory so that in the event of a burglary, APD can get the stolen firearm into our National Crime Information database.

Reminder!  Tomorrow, Saturday 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is the APD Auto Theft VIN Etching at AAA of New Mexico on Montgomery near Dion’s.  It is a free service, but you need to bring your vehicle registration with you.

Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, May 10th

1 Armed Robbery/Commercial:  12500-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

2 Stolen Vehicles: 13500-block of Durant Ave NE, 13100-block of Constitution NE.

1 Commercial Burglary: 12100-block of Copper NE.

5 Residential Burglaries:  400-block of Western Skies SE, 700-block of Mildred St NE, 12800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 12100-block of Manitoba NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE.  Entries: Unforced entry via open window, others not noted at time of research.  Items Stolen:  Power tools, wallet, IDs, laptop, PlayStation 3, prescription medications.

3 Auto Burglaries: 3400-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 11500-block of Atlantic City NE, 12200-block of Academy Rd NE.  Entries:  breaking windows and damaging a door lock.  Items Stolen:  Purse, driver’s license, multiple credit cards, cash, house keys and a cell phone.  Remington 22 caliber rifle.  Laptop.

Be safe, have a great weekend —

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