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Del Chaparral Court NE: Newest Neighborhood Watch! / Post on Thursday / Foothills Substation Status / VIN Etching / Property Crime on Tuesday

Congratulations to the residents of Del Chaparral Court NE for forming a Neighborhood Watch group.  Thank you to everyone who attended and to Kelley G. for organizing the meeting and doing the starter kit.  We watched a beautiful sunset and were fortunate to have a very well attended meeting and a chance to answer questions from residents and train on basic crime prevention practices.  If you would like to form a Neighborhood Watch group, ask about one that may have existed at one time or re-start one on your block that fizzled out please contact our APD Senior Crime Prevention Specialist Steve Sink at 244-6644 to get those questions answered or request a starter kit.


Thursday, October 19th Post:  I will be out of the office at a training and you will not see a post from me on Thursday, October 21st.


Foothills Substation Status:  We are back open to the community at 12800 Lomas Boulevard NE!  The front office staff is here at the Lomas location from Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Thank you for your patience to those who may have had to be re-routed to the Dwyer Susbstation during the construction process.


There is a VIN Etching on Saturday, October 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Home Depot parking lot at 1220 Renaissance Boulevard NE.  The Vehicle Identification Number etching is free and you just need to bring your vehicle and the current registration to have the APD Auto Theft detectives etch the vehicle VIN number on the windows.  It takes just a few minutes and prevents your vehicle from being stolen and taken to a ‘chop shop’ to be dismantled and sold for parts.


The next VIN Etching will be in the Foothills Area Command on Saturday, November 4th at the AAA of New Mexico parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Folks, I have a feeling this will be the last VIN Etching offered by APD Auto Theft for 2017 due to weather and the holidays.  I will post about VIN Etchings here on this web site as dates are provided to me, so check the posts and the Events Calendar or you can call the Citizens Contact Center (dial 311) to check.


Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday, October 17th:

5 Stolen Vehicles:  Two separate incidents on the same 100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 12400-block of Walkerway NE, 4200-block of Spanish Bit NE, 11000-block of Ft. Point Ln NE.

1 Commercial Burglary:  2200-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.

1 Residential Burglary:  500-block of Talladega St SE.

6 Auto Burglaries:  3100-block of Lori Pl NE, 1900-block of Buffalo Dancer Trail NE, 500-block of Elizabeth SE, 11000-block of Spain Rd NE, 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 1200-block of Monte Verde Dr NE.  Entries:  Three of six were Smash & Grabs (breaking a window to steal items left inside the vehicle), two of six were entries made by damaging the door lock, and one was ‘unknown’ at time of research.  One of six was a failed attempt to steal the vehicle leaving a lot of damage to the vehicle.

Items left inside vehicles that were stolen in 24 hours in the Foothills Area Command:  Eyeglass cleaner and a bag of quarters.  A wallet, driver’s license and two sets of golf clubs.  An air compressor and a basketball.  An employee name badge and one dollar left in the vehicle.  Stereo system.

What are you leaving behind in your vehicle when you park? 


Have a great day and stay safe, and thanks again to the Del Chaparral Court NE neighbors!

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