Hot Wheels List: Crime Analysis came out with the auto theft data for the city — here’s what they show:
- 8/21 – 8/27 shows 118 vehicles stolen city-wide (8/14-8/20 shows 164 stolen, 8/7-8/13 shows 171 stolen), so down a little bit.
- Where are these vehicles being stolen? 29 from apartments, 21 from residences and then we have a big drop in the numbers as they spread out among businesses, hotels, restaurants, car dealership/mechanic locations, retail locations, schools, fitness centers, gas/convenience stores, medical providers and by the roadside from 8/21 – 8/27 city-wide.
- Most popular vehicles to steal? Of the 118 vehicles reported stolen city-wide from 8/21 – 8/27, 32 were Chevrolet (24 pick ups), 17 Ford (13 pick ups), and 8 Subaru and the rest were varied.
- The Foothills Area Command shows there were 16 vehicles reported stolen during that time frame. Again, the Foothills Area Command falls right in the middle of the six APD Area Commands for auto theft activity. City-wide Crime Analysis showed a high of 33 vehicles reported stolen to a low of 9 vehicles stolen at other Area Commands for that time frame. Of course, there are many different causes and conditions for auto theft rates that vary between Area Commands such as access points, types of activities in areas, population, geographical considerations, etc.
Labor Day is coming up: The Foothills Substation will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. There will not be a crime prevention post that day.
Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Wednesday, August 30th:
1 Robbery/Commercial: 10300-block of Menaul Blvd NE.
1 Robbery/Individual: 10200-block of Candelaria NE.
5 Stolen Vehicles: 300-block of Dunes Pl SE, 11200-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 10300-block of Hotel Circle NE, 10900-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 5200-block of Purcell Dr NE (stolen during a residential burglary).
2 Residential Burglaries: 5200-block of Purcell Dr NE, 12100-block of Menaul Blvd NE.
8 Auto Burglaries: 400-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 11000-block of Central NE, 200-block of Lanier Dr SE, 13700-block of Covered Wagon Ave SE, 200-block of Trimble Blvd NE, 3 vehicles at the same address on the 14300-block of Oakwood Pl NE. Entries: 2 damaged door locks, 1 by breaking window, 3 unlocked vehicles, 1 damaged camper shell latch that was not repaired and used to get inside camper shell and force entry into truck cab. Items stolen: 9 MM Glock, $600, bank card fishing gear. Tools. Marriage license, birth certificate and Social Security card. Tools. One failed attempt to steal a vehicle.
Help me spread the word about leaving firearms in unattended vehicles — they are being stolen during auto burglaries at an alarming rate.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command