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New Foothills Neighborhood Watch Group! / Great Consumer Protection Fair Last Night / Property Crimes Reported on Tuesday

New Foothills Neighborhood Watch Group!  Thanks to the residents on the 9700-9900 block of Chapala Drive NE for forming a Neighborhood Watch.  Special thanks go out to Allison U. for organizing and hosting the facilitation meeting and to Anna R. for volunteering to serve as the group’s point of contact for APD and neighbors (the Block Captain position).  The Neighborhood Watch groups help the overall community by becoming more aware of crime prevention and how to look out for each other as neighbors.  The groups also learn about how to safely report crime or suspicious activity to APD without being in harm’s way.  Thanks again to the group for taking the time to gather and host the facilitation meeting.

If you would like to form a Neighborhood Watch on your block or re-ignite on that has died out, contact Laura Kuehn with APD at 256-2050 to get a starter kit.


Public Safety & Consumer Protection Fair Last Night:  Thanks to everyone who attended the event last night.  It was wonderful to see so many neighborhood activists, Block Captains and meet community members interested in crime prevention and safer communities.  I have some of the “Take Charge” booklets on what to do if you are a victim of identity theft in English and Spanish in the Foothills Substation lobby – feel free to stop by and pick one up.  We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thanks to United States Senator Martin Heinrich and Mayor Tim Keller for hosting a fun and informative event.


Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday, April 3rd:

1 Stolen Vehicle:  14300-block of Piedra Rd NE, located by owner at 1100-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE.

1 Residential Burglary:  9800-block of Salem Rd NE.

5 Auto Burglaries:  12900-block of Carrie Place SE, 800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 200-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 9800-block of Toltec Rd NE, 1700-block of Zena Lona.  Entries were made by opening unlocked vehicles and punching a door lock.  Items stolen were a laptop, checkbook, personal papers, and several vehicles were damaged due to failed attempts to steal the vehicles.


Be safe everyone,

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