Good afternoon and I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Here’s what was reported in the Foothills Area Command for property crimes (robbery-burglary-auto theft) over the weekend, which includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday on July 28-29-30.
1 Carjacking: 6200-block of Eubank Blvd NE.
2 Robberies/Commercial: 10000-block and 11200-block of Menaul Blvd NE.
6 Stolen Vehicles: 11100-block of MiraVista SE, 10600-block of Central NE, 500-block of Paisano SE, 100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 1200-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE.
5 Commercial Burglaries: Two at the same location on the 11900-block of Central NE, three at the same location on the 12000-block of Candelaria Rd NE.
5 Residential Burglaries: 200-block of Figueroa SE, 500-block of Monte Alto Pl NE, 12600-block of Copperwood Drive NE, 10000-block of Baldwin NE, 1000-block of Betts St NE. Entries: Forced entries via front doors, unlocked door to garage. Items stolen: GPS, children’s back packs, jewelry, purse and keys to secured work facility.
17 Auto Burglaries: 12900-block of Central NE, 12800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 12400-block of Conejo NE, 9700-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 600-block of Claudine Rd NE, 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 1500-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 11200-block of Towner NE, 10500-block of Walker Dr NE, 1800-block of Paige Pl NE, 12400-block of Morrow Ave NE, 12100-block of Indian School Rd NE, Embudo Canyon Trail parking area, 12900-block of Indian School Rd NE, 12500-block of Comanche Rd NE, two vehicles at the same address on the 9800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 4900-block of Arroyo De Chamisa NE. Entries: Reaching in partially open windows, breaking windows, damaging door locks. Items stolen: Handgun, multiples purses, security badge, wallet, sunglasses, books, large bucket of tools, and one failed attempt to steal the vehicle resulting in damage to the vehicle interior.
As you can see, most of our big problems are with auto-related types of property crimes. Half the battle is just locking up, removing all articles of value (including items with your personal information) and leaving nothing visible in the parked vehicle.
Guns being stolen from unattended vehicles is more than a property crime — it endangers the entire community when a vehicle is burglarized and a criminal is provided with a ‘free’ weapon inadvertently. I’ll have my final tally on the guns being stolen in the Foothills Area Command on tomorrow’s post to build awareness about this issue. I have concerns for our community and for our police officers who may encounter someone with a gun that they just stole from a vehicle — let’s try to be safe and properly secure firearms when not in use to prevent a potential tragedy.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command