U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and Mayor Tim Keller are hosting a public safety and consumer protection fair next week in the Foothills Area Command. The fair will have several agencies and community group representatives to provide you with great resources for yourself and to bring back to your community groups, businesses, families, etc. The fair will be on Tuesday, April 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and feature Special Agent in Charge Ismael Nevarez, Jr. from the IRS’s Criminal Investigations Division speaking at 5:30 and I’ll be speaking about ways to protect your personal information at 6:00 p.m.. The fair will be at the Manzano Mesa Multi-generational Center at 501 Elizabeth St SE. The fair is free and everyone is welcome. Questions? Contact Senator Heinrich’s office at (505) 346-6601 or Mayor Keller’s office at (505) 768-3000.
Thank you to Coyote Point Apartments owner, manager and residents for attending the fun crime prevention meeting last night at your community. Thanks also to Officer Urioste and Perea for joining me at the meeting to talk about crime the Foothills Area Command, ways to protect property and vehicles and answer questions about crime prevention and being safer.
Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, March 29th:
1 Stolen Vehicle: 300-block of Dorado Pl SE.
3 Residential Burglaries: 500-block of Tramway, 10600-block of Snow Heights Blvd NE, 1000-block of Tramway Blvd NE. Two firearms, possibly three, stolen.
6 Auto Burglaries: 12800-block of Copper, 3100-block of Jane Pl NE, 10300-block of Hotel Circle NE, 12000-block of Skyline Rd NE, 10700-block of Academy Blvd NE, 12500-block of Mountain Rd NE. Entries: Two vehicles were unforced entries, four were entered by damaging door locks. Items stolen: Purse, credit cards, $1,000 generator, spare change, drivers license, plumbers license, vehicle registration, tool bag. Half of yesterday’s auto burglaries left damage to vehicles in failed attempts to steal the vehicles.
Again, as I frequently write, we are leaving too many valuables in vehicles and walking away. These are targets for burglars. Clear out the vehicle, leaving NOTHING of value inside (including items with personal information) and lock up. Your goal is secure your property, deter any interest in your vehicle and property and delay any type of entry (alarms, locking up, etc.). We may not be able to deny entry to a criminal, but if we deter and delay we have done what we can and the odds are the criminal will move on to a weaker target.
Have a safe Passover and Easter holiday. Sunday is also April Fool’s Day – hope you can have a little fun this weekend and put some crime prevention tools to work,
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command