National Night Out is just around the corner! Have you registered your neighborhood gathering through the Citizen’s Contact Center (Dial 311) yet?
Neighborhood Associations, Home Owner Associations and Neighborhood Watch Block Captains please remember to register your events by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Thursday, July 27th.
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st — events can be as small as something hosted in your driveway with snacks to a larger scale event — the limit is where your imagination for a fun and social event to connect with neighbors, city officials and local law enforcement participants can take you.
Property Crime reported in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday, July 25th:
2 Armed Robberies: 11700-block of Central Ave NE, 12200-block of Academy Road NE.
5 Stolen Vehicles: 10600-block of Central Ave NE, 13300-block of Camino Del Norte NE, 3600-block of Britt St NE, 1000-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 12300-block of Eastridge Dr NE.
1 Commercial Burglary: 12000-block of Candelaria Rd NE.
1 Residential Burglary: 200-block of Western Skies Rd SE. Unforced entry using key; TV and other items stolen.
2 Auto Burglaries: 300-block of Dunes Rd Se, 10000-block of Menaul Blvd NE. Entries via leaving vehicle door unlocked, breaking a window. Items stolen were a wallet, IDs, bank cards and cash and vehicle registration.
Tips: Review who has a key to your home and why. Is that person still trustworthy to have a key? Has the relationship gone sour? Your home is your castle — it may be time to re-evaluate who you trust with your keys in some cases. You will know — go with your gut — you are the best judge.
Get a property inventory going — list your valuables, makes, models, serial numbers, jewelry, etc. A property inventory comes in handy if you are burglarized with getting the exact property information onto a police report so if property is recovered, your odds of being reunited with your missing valuables are better. A property inventory is also helpful in event of flood, fire or other types of emergencies. Your insurance provider may have a secured site to store the information or pointers or forms for you to complete a property inventory. At any rate, whether a property inventory is on a piece of paper, a thumb drive, or any other type of storage device be sure to keep it updated and in a safe place.
Be safe and just in case — today is National Coffee Milkshake Day — have one for me! It sounds delicious and a good way to celebrate on a hot Thursday afternoon!
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command