Hiking and Trail Parking Areas Warning: Remember when using our beautiful Foothills area trails and open space areas that it is important to not leave anything of value inside your vehicle. Check your vehicle to make sure you have locked up, that windows are rolled up and that nothing is visible inside your vehicle. Parked cars at these access points to trails and parks are targets for auto burglaries and often trail/parks users return to their vehicles to find broken windows and vehicles ransacked. The most common items being stolen that have been left behind in vehicles include cell phones, wallets or purses and the contents (drivers licenses, credit/debit cards, cash, etc.), vehicle insurance and registration cards, and many other types of property. Try to clear out the vehicle before you leave home and take wallets and insurance/registration and cell phones with you in a fanny pack, tote, back pack or keep in a pocket. If you have a garage door opener that you normally leave behind in your parked car, take that with you. Garage door openers are often stolen along with vehicle insurance and registration to obtain your home address and a way to make entry into your home to commit a residential burglary.
Give yourself peace of mind by 1) minimizing what you have in your vehicle, 2) taking important items with you, 3) leaving nothing visible in the vehicle, 4) locking the car.
Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command over the weekend (Friday – Saturday – Sunday):
1 Armed Robbery/Commercial: 1700-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.
7 Stolen Vehicles, Including 1 stolen while left warming up for 5 minutes and unattended by owner: 10300-block of San Luis Rey Pl NE, 300-block of Western Skies SE, 700-block of Trading Post Trail SE, 200-block of Eubank Blvd SE, 10400-block of Walker Dr NE, 900-block of Ram Trail SE, 12000-block of Zia Rd NE. Gun left inside one stolen vehicle at time of theft.
4 Residential Burglaries: 12800-block of Arroyo De Vista NE, 13900-block of Troy Ct NE, 13200-block of Panorama Loop NE, 800-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE.
8 Auto Burglaries: 12700-block of Constitution Ave NE, 500-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 14100-block of Copper NE, 11800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, Copper & Supper Rock NE, 3200-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 12600-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 2600-block of Eubank Blvd NE. Entries: Breaking windows, damaging door locks, leaving vehicles unlocked. Items stolen: purses, credit cards, drivers licenses, cash, electronics, medical supplies.
Have a great week and be safe – Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command