Thank you to the Towne Park community for hosting such a well-attended crime prevention meeting. It was great to see old friends, make some new ones and provide you with prevention tips for your community. Thank you for putting together such a great meeting and for the very warm welcome.
Two more guns were stolen from vehicles in the Foothills Area Command over the weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun) from vehicles. This brings us to 119 guns stolen as a result of burglaries year to date for the Foothills Area Command per my tally. This number is staggering — for safety’s sake and to keep your legitimately obtained firearms out of criminals’ hands, please properly secure your firearms when not using them.
Property crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on the weekend (Friday/Saturday/Sunday):
5 Armed Robberies/Commercial: 200-block of Eubank SE, 12500-block of Central NE, 800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 11800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 1000-block of Juan Tabo NE.
1 Robbery to an Individual: 13400-block of Lomas Blvd NE.
9 Stolen Vehicles: 10600-block of Central NE, 200-block of Western Skies SE, 400-block of Dunes Ct SE, two vehicles stolen from the same address on the 300-block of Western Skies SE (one on Friday, one of Saturday), 400-block of Western Skies SE, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 13400-block of Menaul (Embudo Canyon trail access point), 10800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.
3 Residential Burglaries: 400-block of Western Skies SE, 10400-block of Eden Dr NE, 6600-block of Beauchene NE. Entries: removed window screen at bedroom window, kicked in back door, unlisted at time of research. Items stolen: not listed at time of research. (0400 Eden Dr NE: Sat 2107 hr, entry via kicking in back door.
19 Auto Burglaries: 10400-block ofCentral NE, 400-block of Eubank NE, 13100-block of Central NE, 14000-block of Encantado NE, 11200-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 10300-block of Hotel Circle NE, 3 vehicles at separate addresses on the 11200-block of Campo Del Sol NE, 10800-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 3100-block of Lori Pl NE, 12300-block of Lomas Blvd NE, two vehicles at the same address on the 1100-block of Algodones NE, 12100-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 10400-block of Hendrix Ave NE, 10400-block of Royal Troon NE, 5700-block of Vista Bonita NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE. Entries: Unlocked vehicles, damaging door locks, breaking windows. Items stolen: Briefcase, tools, appointment book, purses, cash IDs, credit cards, debit cards, military ID, 358 caliber gun, various electronics, 9 MM Beretta, radio, wallet, driver’s license, credit card, $30 cash insurance card and 3 attempts to steal vehicles that left vehicles with significant damage.
Remember: Removing all visible items and any items of value (including anything with your personal information on it), locking up and checking to make sure windows are rolled up will drop your odds of being an auto burglary victim significantly. Especially now during summer, remind your young adult drivers too — they tend to leave back packs, sporting equipment, electronics and cell phones inside vehicles and those are targets for auto burglars.
Have a great week ahead and I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day —
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command