Property crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, November 30th:
1 Armed Robbery/Commercial: 13400-block of Lomas.
3 Stolen Vehicles: 12000-block Prospect Ave NE, 9900-block of Spain Rd NE, 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.
1 Commercial Burglary: 2900-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.
5 Residential Burglaries: 900-block of Turner Dr NE, 1600-block of Sagebrush Ct SE, 14200-block of La Cueva Ave NE, 9900-block of Aztec Rd NE, 6400-block of Anasazi Dr NE.
Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command for the month of November:
Armed Robberies/Commercial: 15
Robberies/Residential (Home Invasion): 2
Robbery/Car Jacking: 1
Robbery to an Individual: 4
Stolen Vehicles: 94. I am seeing slight increase in trailers being stolen (utility, flat bed, etc.).
Commercial Burglaries: 18
Residential Burglaries: 59. Entries were by leaving doors unlocked, using keys, breaking sliding glass doors at the back of homes, removing window screens and entering via unlocked windows, some entries made via unsecured doggie doors. Vacant homes continue to be targeted, whether the owner is on vacation or the home is vacant and for sale or undergoing construction/renovation. There were some high dollar items taken from homes being worked on — a water heater, a stove and wiring. Usually the workers’ tools are also targeted.
Auto Burglaries: 122. Entries to vehicles via leaving doors unlocked, windows rolled down, breaking windows or damaging door locks. Items stolen included: Gucci purse, multiple purses and wallets, archery bow, box of bullets, two ‘survival’ knives, many vehicle registrations and insurance documents, owner’s manuals, registration sticker, drivers licenses, Social Security cards, US Resident card, documents with personal information belonging both to the auto burglary victims and in some cases their clients, handicap placards, passports, Federal IDs to secured work sites, garage door openers, house keys, vehicle keys, tools/flashlights, glass installation equipment, cell phones and accessories, radar detector, football equipment, lawn chairs, gym bags,leg and arm braces and a pair of fire fighter boots.
Light it up this weekend! I am asking readers to light up the porch and driveway this weekend by leaving exterior lights on all night. If you have motion sensor lights that activate when they detect movement, that’s great crime prevention. Criminals don’t like to be seen and count on cover of darkness. If readers light up their homes, one block at a time, you could be deterring auto burglary and auto thefts that occur during the night on your block. You will also be unifying your block with a simple project for just one weekend. If you are a Block Captain with Neighborhood Watch, please consider this as a project to kick off the month of December. Lighting it up a block at a time is easy and something that everyone on the block can participate in as block united against crime.
Have a great weekend,
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command