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Mountaineer Dr SE: New Neighborhood Watch Group in the Foothills / Property Crimes Reported on Thursday, March 15

Thanks to the residents of Mountaineeer Drive SE in the Juan Tabo Hills neighborhood for forming a Neighborhood Watch group.  Special thanks to Jill E. for organizing, hosting and volunteering to be the Block Captain (point of contact) for the group.  If you would like to form a Neighborhood Watch group, please contact the APD Crime Prevention Unit Office at 244-6644 to get a starter kit.  These groups are trained in basic crime prevention, how to safely report crime or suspicious behavior and are encouraged to be in contact with each other as neighbors looking out for neighbors serving as extra eyes and ears on the block to prevent crime.


Property Crimes Reported on Thursday, March 15th in the Foothills Area Command:

1 Stolen Vehicle:  6600-block of Tennyson St NE.

4 Residential Burglaries:  800-block of Buck Trail SE, 13100-block of Mountain View Ave NE, 12800-block of Comanche Rd NE, 400-block of Western Skies SE.

6 Auto Burglaries:  5800-block of Lowell St NE, 800-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 10800-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 1900-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 6600-block of Tennyson St NE, 400-block of Tramway Blvd NE.  Entries:  50% leaving vehicles unlocked, 50% breaking a window to gain entry.  Items stolen:  A black Beretta 9 MM pistol, $4,000 of tools in two large rolling tool boxes, vehicle registration/insurance, monitors from vehicle head rests, California Corrections Officer badge.

Please note the items that were left inside unattended vehicles, some for a few hours and one for over three weeks.  You control your property and by removing valuables, guns, etc.  you are exercising control over your property.  If it’s visible or valuable and left in a parked vehicle — it’s subject to theft. Have a safe weekend and consider cleaning out the car!


Here’s an Irish saying that sums up how I feel about our community:  Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.  Thanks for reading!  Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend folks.

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