Summer is here! I hope you all are having a great summer. A few tips to remember: venting vehicles (leaving the window partially opened) and venting garages (leaving garage door open 10 or so inches) provides easy access to burglars. Try to remember to secure your vehicles and garages. Summertime fun includes sporting events, picnics, concerts and enjoying our trails in the Foothills Area Command. Try to park where you can see you vehicle and make sure you’ve cleared the vehicle of any visible items. Lock up. Bring only the essentials for your activity or errand with you and keep those close to you in a pocket, fanny pack, back pack or pouch.
Save the Date: Foothills Officer/Community Appreciation Day will be Saturday, August 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Manzano Mesa Multi-Generational Center at 501 Elizabeth SE. If you would like to help as a volunteer contact the APD Foothills Substation front office staff at 332-5240 to sign up. If you would like to help with a gift card for us to purchase food or beverage please talk to Lieutenant John Gonzales at 332-5240. We will have fun and food and family activities.
No web site post tomorrow — I’ll be out of the office Friday and back on Monday.
Property Crimes reported on Wednesday, July 12th in the Foothills Area Command:
3 Armed Robberies/Commercial: 1200-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 2400-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 12500-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.
5 Stolen Vehicles: 10900-block of Central NE, 11600-block of Huron Ct NE, 12600-block of Copperwood NE, 1000-block of Shirley St NE, 5300-block of Eubank Blvd NE.
1 Residential Burglary: 1700-block of Paisano NE.
7 Auto Burglaries: 13000-block of Turquoise Ct NE, 12800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 2900-block of Jane St NE, 12200-block of Brentwood Hills NE, 5300-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 12000-block of Ibex Ave NE. Entries: smashing windows, unlocked vehicles, prying. Items stolen: Law enforcement ID badge (not APD), charger, checkbook, wallets, multiple IDs, bank cards, $300 cash, medications, designer sunglasses, shoes, roadside assistance kits, vehicle manual, tool box and tools, stereo.
Have a great day and the web site posts will resume next week. Be safe!
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command