City Council District 9 Community Event Last Night: Thanks to everyone who stopped by the APD Foothills Crime Prevention table at Councilor Don Harris’ meeting for residents of City Council District Nine. It was nice to meet Foothills Area Command neighbors and renew contacts with those already utilizing APD Crime Prevention services. Shout out to little Caleb and all of the other children who attended to meeting — it was a delight to meet and talk to the children in attendance and their parents. Thanks to Dawn Marie Emilio and Councilor Harris for putting together a great event/meeting.
I have crime prevention handouts in our Foothills Substation lobby about residential burglary crime prevention and No Soliciting signs. Stop by Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to pick up those items or to request a Slow Down Albuquerque sign and stand for your yard from the front desk staff.
Vacant Homes Still Being Targeted: APD needs neighbors’ eyes and ears on the block — be extra watchful over the holiday weekend and call 242-COPS (2677) or 911 if you see suspicious or criminal activity. Call from a safe place and do not follow or confront people — officers will be dispatched if you make that call.
I saw report of an incident this week that a vacant home in our area has been burglarized twice in two weeks; during the first incident only a bag of ice and a candy bar were stolen. The second burglary was much more serious: two mirrors from a truck, a saw, cleaning supplies, a caulking gun and boxes of 12×12 inch tiles were stolen. I also saw a report of cabinets stolen from another Foothills vacant home. If you have a home under renovation, a home for sale, owners on vacation at a home on your block APD needs you to be extra watchful and willing to report any suspicious signs or indicators of a possible burglary or casing for burglary. Provide neighbors with the emergency contact number and request a Periodic Watch at our substation by calling 332-5240. Realtors: get to know the neighbors around the vacant home and provide your number in case of emergency and check the home regularly to ensure it is secured and the lock box has not been compromised. If you are at the home and think the home may have been burglarized or someone is inside, back out and call 911 immediately from a safe place!
Property Crimes Reported Tuesday, May 23rd in the Foothills Area Command
3 Stolen Vehicles: 10600-block of Central NE, 12700-block of Cloudview NE, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE.
3 Residential Burglaries: 300-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 3000-block of Jane NE, 5700-block of Royal Oak NE. Entries: Removed screen from window and then broke window to enter. Removed screen from window and open window to make entry. Back door. Items Stolen: Boxes of tile, caulking gun, vehicle parts, saw, cleaning supplies. Clothing rummaged through, but victim doesn’t think anything was stolen. Three revolvers (firearms).
7 Auto Burglaries: 12500-block of Nambe NE, 10400-block of Bellamah NE, 1400-block of Propps NE, 1600-block of Cedar Ridge NE, 12100-block of Eldoado NE, 5100-block of High Desert Pl NE, 4100-block of Tara NE. Entries: Breaking windows and unforced entries. Items Stolen: Tools. Vehicle registration and insurance documents, shoes, baseball bats, baseball equipment and gloves. Notary public stamp and Bluetooth headphones. Nursing bag and equipment, tablet, CDs. Golf equipment and roadside emergency kit. Moved items around, but nothing reported stolen from unattended vehicle.
The Foothills Substation at 12800 Lomas Boulevard NE (between Juan Tabo and Tramway) hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. The Foothills Substation will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command