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Los Padres St SE: “New” Neighborhood Watch Group! Property Crimes on Thursday — Majority Were Preventable Crimes

“New” Neighborhood Watch Group formed in the Foothills Area Command:  Last night residents on Los Padres Street SE in the Willow Wood neighborhood started a Neighborhood Watch group where an existing one has fizzled out.  Thanks to Rebecca for organizing,hosting and stepping forward to serve as the point of contact (Block Captain) for the group.  The meeting was very well attended and residents came with notes and questions to ask about crime in the area.  By this morning, APD Foothills’ teams were already at work tackling issues brought up at last night’s meeting.  These groups are so helpful to the block, the overall neighborhood and to local law enforcement.  A big thank you goes out to Rebecca and her neighbors for taking a partnership approach with each other and APD.

If you would like information on how to form a Neighborhood Watch or re-ignite one that has fizzled out, contact Laura Kuehn at 256-2050.


Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, March 22nd:

2 Stolen Vehicles:  12500-block of Woodland Ave NE and 10500-block of Towner Ave NE.  Vehicles had a laptop, a radio, tools and clothing inside when they were stolen.

4 Residential Burglaries:  11600-block of Academy Rd NE, 13300-block of Mountain Rd NE, 4800-block of Sarasota St NE, 12800-block of Indian School Rd NE.  Only one of four residential burglaries was a forced entry – that means 75% were preventable by locking the door.

2 Auto Burglaries:  6300-block of Ghost Flower Trail NE, 12900-block of Indian School Road NE.  One of two was a forced entry (broke a window to gain access), the other involved leaving the vehicle open and unlocked with items accessible by reaching inside and stealing them, left unattended for 25 minutes.  Items stolen:  cases of beer.


As we move into weekend mode, please consider reaching out to neighbors to see if they’d like to form a Neighborhood Watch group.  Have a great weekend,

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