A few words about windows…Remember to lock your windows. A screen is an easily defeated barrier if the burglar feels they have enough of a comfort level to remove it and enter your home via the window. Check your windows before you leave the house to make sure they are locked. Consider an additional crime prevention measure for ground level windows such as a Charley bar, pin lock, or other mechanism that allows you to open the window for ventilation, but prevents the window from being lifted or slid out of the tracks. Inspect your window screens to make sure they are not torn, loose, or hanging and replace if necessary. Windows and sliding glass doors can be vulnerable points. Deter and delay a burglar by checking and fortifying your screens and windows. As the weather cools down this may become less of an issue, but it’s a good time to do an assessment of your screens, windows and sliding glass doors with swamp coolers still in use in our area.
Property Crime reported on Wednesday, August 23rd in the Foothills Area Command
2 Stolen Vehicles: 500-block of Dorothy St NE, 4500-block of Morris St NE.
2 Residential Burglaries: 13200-block of Pino Ridge Pl NE, 5200-block of Edwards Drive NE.
4 Auto Burglaries: 200-block of Eubank Blvd SE, 10500-block of Copper NE, 12600-block of Indian Pl NE, 12100-block of Menaul Blvd NE. Entries: Popped lock to tool box, forced entry but not specified and two unknown methods of entry. Items Stolen: Tools from two vehicles, Beats headphones, PlayStation 3 left on back seat.
Beats Headphones — Quick note: I checked the retail price for a new pair of Beats headphones: $379.99. I’m seeing reports of Beats headphones being left in vehicles and stolen during auto burglaries. Remember: anything visible, anything of value needs to be brought into the house, work, etc. when you park. These high-end headphones seem to be hot ticket items for auto burglars.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command