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What is a preventable crime? / Property Crime reported over the weekend in the Foothills

What is a preventable crime?  One that allows unforced access to property.  For example, leaving garage doors open, doors and window to homes and vehicles unlocked or open.  With spring and summer warm weather approaching, people tend to leave garages open, vehicle windows partially rolled down, windows open, patio doors open, etc. and these are all areas of entry to homes and vehicles.  You can greatly reduce the odds of a break-in by locking up and securing doors.  When you delay or deter entry to a burglar, most will move on to weaker, easier targets.


Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command over the weekend (Friday, March 16th through Sunday, March 18th):

1 Armed Robbery/Commercial:  900-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

3 Stolen Vehicles:  Friday:  4200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 3100-block of Jane Pl NE.  Saturday:  4600-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

4 Residential Burglaries:  Friday:  9900-block of Spain Rd NE, 6400-block of Consuelo Pointe St NE.  Saturday:  13100-block of Fruit Ave NE.  Sunday:  3500-block of Pitt St NE.

13 Auto Burglaries:  Friday:  Two at the same address on the 300-block of Western Skies SE, 4500-block of Sunset Canyon Place NE.  Saturday:  13100-block of Constitution NE, 12900-block of Indian School Rd NE.  Sunday:  Two at the same address on the 300-block of Dorado Pl SE, 1100-block of Monte Alto Court NE, 3000-block of Toreador Dr NE, 11500-block of Marquette Ave NE, three at the same address on the 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.  Entries:  Unlocked vehicles, damaging door locks, breaking windows, cutting open a plastic window.  Items stolen that were left in unattended vehicles:  Vehicle paperwork, $30 in change, a tire pressure gauge, an axe.