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Garage Door Opener Reminder / Summer Habits / Property Crimes on Thursday, June 1st

Garage door opener:  Reminder to all — garage door openers are targets for not only auto burglars, but they are also used to gain access to a home to commit a residential burglary after stealing the garage door opener from the victim’s vehicle.  All the auto burglar needs is your address (easily located on vehicle registration or insurance paperwork most of us leave in the vehicle) and the garage door opener to continue to victimization and crime spree.  When you park, remove the garage door opener and vehicle registration and insurance card and bring them with you.  Leave nothing of value inside your parked vehicle, keep it clean and neat with nothing visible left inside and lock up.  Just these simple prevention steps will greatly reduce the odds of being an auto burglary victim.

Summer Habits:  Leaving vehicle windows partially open and leaving garage doors open.  These warm weather habits need to be adjusted into new habits:  securing your property.  Your job as a vehicle/property owner is to deter – delay – deny entry to your property.  Most of the time, just locking up and securing property will deter a burglar.

Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, June 1

1 Armed Robbery/Commercial:  11200-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

1 Residential Burglary:  5400-block of Canyon Bluff NE.

5 Auto Burglaries:  200-block of Eubank Blvd SE, two vehicles at the same address on the 1500-block of Willy’s Knight NE, 4500-block of Morris St NE, 6300-block of Eubank Blvd NE.  Entries:  Left doors unlocked and windows partially down, pried/tampered with door locks.  Items stolen:  New chain saw in the store’s bag, vehicle registrations, insurance documents, bank statements, a tie-down strap, tools, GPS system, vehicle owner’s manual and also a ailed attempt to steal a vehicle.

Have a great weekend and be safe,

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