Reminder: The Foothills Community Policing Council meeting is coming up next week on Monday, August 14th at 6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. at the Holiday Park Community Center at 11710 Comanche Road NE. Community members are encouraged to attend!
Today is National Purple Heart Day: Purple Heart Day on August 7th commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit, the Purple Heart and honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Created by General George Washington in 1782 to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action”, the decoration was a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk bound with a thin edge of silver and the word Merit embroidered in silver across the face. Until Washington’s 200th birthday, the Purple Heart remained a Revolutionary War footnote. Through the efforts of General Douglas MacArthur, the U.S. War Department created the Order of the Purple Heart. Today the medal bears a bust of George Washington and his coat of arms. Since 1932, Purple Heart Day has been celebrated on various days (sometimes commemorated on Washington’s birthday, other times on Valentine’s Day or at other times declared during the year in different cities and states across the country). Purple Heart Day recognizes not only the merit, but more importantly the men and women killed and wounded in combat who have earned the badge of honor. As the day evolved it is now more commonly observed on the day the Purple Heart was created. Thank you to those who have served and currently serve our nation. Thank you to the National Day Calendar for this interesting background information on the Purple Heart.
Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 4, 5, and 6)
3 Robberies/Commercial: 1500-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 11100-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 2500-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.
2 Robberies/To an Individual: 10900-block of Acoma SE, 2300-block of Stevens Dr NE.
7 Stolen Vehicles: 200-block of Burma NE, 12000-block of Copper NE, 11200-block of Morris St NE, 3000-block of Jane Pl NE, 11400-block of Faye Ave NE, 13100-block of Constitution NE, 4700-block of Morris St NE.
2 Commercial Burglaries: 10600-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 12000-block of Candelaria Rd NE.
2 Residential Burglaries: 12300-block of Horseshoe Trail SE, 12200-block of Rosemont NE.
10 Auto Burglaries: 400-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 10300-block of Hotel Circle NE, 800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 600-block of Sandler NE, 14200-block of Piedra NE, 13200-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 4600-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 9900-block of Spain Rd NE, 11700-block of San Victorio Ave NE. Entries: Unlocked vehicles, breaking windows, damaging door locks. Items Stolen: Laptop, 2 bags of clothing, various souvenir items, vehicle registrations and insurance documents, radio equipment, $500 cash, a wallet, multiple credit cards, multiple IDs, clothing, sunglasses, an iPad. Two failed attempts to steal vehicles, which left damages to the vehicles. The majority of these cases were targeted at vehicles that are parked outside overnight with valuables left inside the vehicle.
I hope your week is off to a good start. Be safe,
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command