Trending Tuesday: As we begin September, the trend over the weekend (I count Friday/Saturday/Sunday property crime activity for weekends) in property crime in the Foothills seemed to be focused on targeted vacant homes for burglaries. Luckily, we had some alert neighbors calling the APD’s 911 or 242-COPS (2677) when things didn’t seem right across the street or next door. We also had some alert and pro-active neighbors who called APD when they were awakened by car alarms in the wee hours, saw car doors left open and windows smashed, etc. Thanks to those alert neighbors for picking up the phone to call 911 or 242-COPS (2677) when things just didn’t seem right.
Great neighbors build trusted relationships with each other and share emergency contact phone numbers and let each other know if they are going of out town. These neighbors are our “extra eyes and ears on the block” and observe a lot of activity! These types of great neighbors are willing to call and report from a safe place and loop in that neighbor who they know is on vacation that something didn’t seem right and they have contacted police.
Although we already had our residential burglary victims who were out of town on this holiday weekend targeted, remember: Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving and the holiday season will be in full swing before you know it — if you reach out now to neighbors, you may be laying the groundwork for good, trusted relationships by holiday season when we need those extra eyes and ears on the block. A good and trusted neighbor is worth their weight in gold!
Foothills Community Policing Council Meeting: September’s meeting will be on Monday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche Road NE.
Property crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, September 1-2-3, 2017:
4 Armed Robberies/Commercial: 100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 12500-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 12900-block of Indian School Rd NE, 13400-block of Lomas Blvd NE.
1 Armed Robbery/To An Individual: Empty field on 12700-block of Lomas Blvd NE.
13 Stolen Vehicles: 11700-block of Bucking Bronco Trl SE, 400-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 1800-block of Black Gold Rd SE, 12900-block of Central NE, 11100-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 2800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 3000-block of Jane Pl NE, 2600-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 11200-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 13900-block of Indian School Rd NE, 2900-block of Palo Verde Dr NE, 11300-block of Academy Ridge Rd NE, 10400-block of Academy Rd NE.
NOTE: 1 Glock 9 MM left in vehicle that was stolen — brings the Foothills Area Command number of guns stolen from cars or residences to 164 YTD — that’s just east of Eubank, folks. Please figure out ways to secure your guns when park and walk away or leave the house.
NOTE: 4 of the 13 stolen vehicles were stolen using the owner’s keys — keep track of your vehicle keys and keep them in a safe place.
2 Commercial Burglaries: 2800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 2400-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.
9 Residential Burglaries: 11700-block of Bucking Bronco Trl SE, 11800-block of Red Mile Rd SE, 500-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 800-block of Knox Ct NE, 13900-block of Lima Pl NE, 11600-block of Constitution Ave NE, 12200-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 2900-block of Vista Del Rey, 5400-block of Carruthers St NE.
17 Auto Burglaries: 700-block of Glacier Bay St SE, 11000-block of Central Ave NE, 10400-block of Gloria Pl NE, 11200-block of Lomas Blvd NE, two separate incidents at the same address on the 3500-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 1400-block of White Rim Pl NE, 2400-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 13700-block of Crested Butte Dr NE, 1200-block of Blue Quail Rd NE, 12000-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 1200-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 12000-block of Candelaria Rd, 4200-block of Spanish Bit NE, 3800-block of Sierra Madre Dr NE, 3200-block of Montreal St NE, 5400-block of Vista Lejana NE. Entries: Leaving vehicles unlocked, smash & grabs (breaking windows to access items left inside vehicles), damaging door locks to get inside the vehicle. Items Stolen: Paperwork, shoes, rolometer, important documents, wallet, IDs, Social Security card, bank cards. An axe and knife and tools. Set of 10-15 chef’s knives. Payroll checks and a notebook. Tools, vehicle dash cam, e-cigs, hard drive, owner’s manual and vehicle registration. Stereo. Cash, 2 back packs and perfume. Tools, electronics, books, keys in a bag. Five of the 17 auto burglaries were failed attempts to steal the vehicles, leaving significant damage to the vehicles.
Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day holiday):
1 Armed Robbery/Commercial: 11200-block of Menaul Blvd NE>
2 Residential Burglaries: 14100-block of Copper Ave NE, 4900-block of Basin St NE.
2 Auto Burglaries: 100-block of Westlake Dr NE, 5800-block of Villa Dr NE; Entries: Smash & grab, unlocked vehicle. Items stolen: ID for one case and information not available at the time of my research for the other case.
Have a great week, thanks for the support to the Crime Prevention programs like Neighborhood Watch and the Crime Free Multi-Housing program for rentals, booking security assessments and getting involved with your local business neighbors, single-family residential block neighbors, apartment community neighbors and management teams and courtesy patrols. It really counts when the community works together to engage, safely report incidents and take crime prevention ‘layering of targets’ measures. Stay safe!
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command