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Trending This Week / An Apple A Day… / Be That Great Neighbor! / Property Crimes Reported on Monday and Tuesday (3/12 and 3/13)

Trending Tuesday:  The APD Crime Analysis Unit experts shared that there were 146 auto burglaries reported city-wide and 24 reported from the Foothills Area Command during the same seven-day period (March 5 – 11).  The Foothills Area Command placed in the middle of the six APD Area Commands for the number of vehicles reported burglarized for that seven day period.  The number of auto burglaries reported for those seven days ranged from 12 to 39 among the six APD Area Commands.

Hot Wheels:  Our APD Crime Analysis Unit shared this week that in the same seven-day period (March 5 – 11) 75 vehicles were reported stolen across the city.  Of the  75 , 8 were stolen in the Foothills Area Command.  Our Foothills area placed towards the bottom of the other six APD Area Commands for vehicles reported stolen during that time frame.  The numbers for those seven days of vehicles reported stolen in Albuquerque ranged from 6 to 25 per Area Command.

Most popular make/model of vehicle reported stolen throughout the city of Albuquerque for that seven-day time period was Hyundai with 10 reported stolen city-wide (Sonatas, Tucsons and Accents), Kias with 7 reported stolen city-wide (5 were Optimas) and 7 Fords reported stolen city-wide (4 were Rangers).  The locations of auto thefts for the city ranged from apartment complex parking lots (24), single family residential neighborhoods (20) and then dropped to between 5 and 2 reported stolen from various hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, strip malls, recreation areas and movie theaters.


An Apple A Day….Thank you to the Lovelace Health Group for the delivery of the beautiful, crispy apples to our substation today.  Thank you for thinking of us and health.


Be that Great Neighbor!  Open Garage Doors:   We all have done it.  We have all at one time or another forgotten to close our garage doors or even left the garage door open overnight  Leaving garage doors open tempts unforced entries into our homes, auto thefts, auto burglaries and residential burglaries.  Make it habit to double-check the garage door if you’ve been outside doing yard clean up, gardening, putting those trash bins away, etc.  Be the neighbor you would want to have by stopping by and alerting your neighbor if you notice they have left the garage door open.  You may be preventing a property or potential violent crime by alerting someone on the block that they have left the garage door open.  Neighbors who look out for other neighbors are effective crime prevention warriors!


Property Crimes reported on Monday (3/12) in the Foothills Area Command:

1 Armed Robbery/Commercial:  9800-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

5 Stolen Vehicles:  1500-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 1100-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 13100-block of Wenonah SE, 5800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 3000-block of Jane Place NE.  All of the vehicles reported stolen on Monday were taken from apartment complexes.

1 Commercial Burglary:  10900-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.

2 Residential Burglaries:  300-block of Coyote Lane SE and 1700-block of Algodones St NE.

2 Auto Burglaries:  11200-block of Lomas Blvd NE and 12800-block of Indian School Rd NE.  Entries were made by breaking a window and entering through a damaged door lock that resulted from a prior attempt to steal the vehicle.  Items left inside vehicles that were stolen:  A duffel bag, hockey pants/pads, a heat tool, hobby foam, luggage, a purse, pair of shoes and other items not detailed at time of research.


Property Crimes reported on Tuesday (3/13) in the Foothills Area Command:

2 Stolen Vehicles:  9800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE and 700-block of Seattle Slew Ave SE:  2102 hr.

1 Commercial Burglary:  13000-blockof Central NE.

1 Residential Burglary:  1500-block of Maxine St NE: 2038 hr.

2 Auto Burglary:  11400-block of Isle Royale Rd SE, 12600-block of Lomas Blvd NE.  No information provided on method of entries, items stolen at time of research.


Please use the information provided above to be mindful about not leaving vehicles unattended and running and walking away (one of our stolen vehicle cases yesterday), to keep those garage doors closed, to remove articles from vehicles when you park and to lock up.

Be safe,

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