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Hot Wheels: Stolen Vehicles 8/28 – 9/3 in the Foothills / Did You Roll Up Your Window? / Property Crime reported in the Foothills 9/5/17

Hot Wheels List:  Here’s the data from APD Crime Analysis on stolen vehicles reported for the period of August 28 through September 3rd:

  • 95 stolen vehicles reported city-wide 8/28 – 9/3.
  • The Foothills Area Command had 15 vehicles reported stolen during 8/28 – 9/3.  The Foothills Area Command’s numbers reported were in the mid-range of all APD Area Commands. Auto thefts reported for that time period ranged between a high of 17 and a low of 8 among the six APD Area Commands.
  • Where are the most vehicles being stolen city-wide?  Single-family residences and apartments tied at 24 reported stolen vehicles each; dropping a distant second place were city hotel/motels as good locations to steal vehicles for that time period.
  • Most popular makes of stolen vehicles for that period?  Crime Analysis reports showed 20 Chevrolets stolen (12 of 20 were trucks), 18 Fords stolen (10 of 20 were trucks).


Did you roll up your window?  We had an auto burglary reported yesterday in the Foothills Area Command where the victim left the vehicle window open 3″.  The burglar(s) was able to pop the vehicle trunk and steal a fanny pack/wallet, IDs and clothing stowed in the trunk.  Checking your property to make sure it’s secured (locked, windows rolled up, anti-theft devices activated if you have those, etc.) before you walk away is recommended to lower your odds of being an auto burglary or auto theft victim.  It’s still a little warm outside, and some like to ‘vent’ the vehicle by leaving windows rolled down a little bit — we just can’t do that anymore — weigh your options:  sit in a hot car and wait for the a/c to kick in or risk being a victim of this type of crime.  Most burglars will bypass a vehicle if it is locked, windows are rolled up and nothing is visible inside — they’ll move on to the easier target.


Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday, September 5th:

1 Armed Robbery/Commercial: 10300-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

1 Robbery/Home Invasion:  12200-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

2 Stolen Vehicles:  11600-block of Singing Arrow Rd SE (recovered later the same day); 1500-block of Summit Hills Dr NE: 0749 hr.

1 Residential Burglary:  12600-block of Piru Blvd SE.

1 Auto Burglary:  3300-block ofJuan Tabo.  Entry method:  Unforced entry, left vehicle window down 3 inches.  Items stolen:  Purse/fanny pack, wallet, IDs and clothing.


Be safe everyone!

Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command