Trending Tuesday: APD’s Crime Analysis Unit reports that for the past seven day period of April 2 – 8, APD took 161 auto burglary reports (city-wide). Of the six APD Area Commands, the Foothills Area Command logged 32 auto burglaries, which put us second-highest in the city for auto burglaries reported during that seven day period. Normally, the Foothills Area Command is at the low end or right in the middle of all of the six Area Commands for auto burglaries reported, so we suffered an increase in this type of crime. The auto burglaries reported during that 7-day period from across the city ranged from a low of 8 to a high of 53 among the six APD Area Commands. Many of these crimes were clearly preventable — leaving items of value in unattended vehicles, not locking vehicles, etc. These are crimes of opportunity: they can happen anywhere and at any time. It just depends upon the motivation of the criminal, the perceived level of risk to the criminal and if the victim made it easy for the criminal. Again, as I say frequently: remove all articles of value and personal information and lock up!
Hot Wheels: Our Crime Analysis Unit reports that for the same seven day period (April 2-8) APD took 73 stolen vehicle reports city-wide. We seem to be trending down: for the March 26-April 1 period 93 auto thefts were reported in Albuquerque and for the March 19 – March 25 period 96 auto thefts were reported. The APD Crime Analysis Unit also reports that the most popular places to steal vehicles for the April 2 – 8 period were: apartments (26 auto theft reports logged from apartments), followed by single family residential neighborhoods (20 reports of vehicles stolen from homes). The numbers then drop significantly to between 7 and 1 vehicles stolen from various locations in our city (retail, hotels, mobile home parks, businesses, gas stations/convenience stores, restaurants, financial institutions, car dealerships/mechanics, strip malls, recreational sites). The most popular vehicles stolen for that seven day period were Chevrolets (15 total and 9 were pick up trucks) followed by Hyundais (4 Sonatas) and Kias (4 Optimas).
Mirabella Heights Apartment Community (701 Stephen Moody Rd SE) near Manzano Mesa Park and Multi-Generational Center joined the Crime Free Multi-Housing partnership program with APD last night! Thanks to Michell (Community Manager) and her team for moving through the Crime Free program’s three phases to partner with APD. We now have two of two apartment communities working in partnership with APD to prevent criminal activity on their properties (Manzano Mesa apts and Mirabella Heights apts) that are on the south west corner of the park area. Thanks also to Officer Miranda who accompanied me to the Safety Social crime prevention meeting and stayed late with me to answer questions individually after the meeting concluded.
Property Crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10th and April 11th:
Tuesday, April 10th:
1 Robbery/Vehicle (Car Jacking): 5800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE
3 Stolen Vehicles: 12000-block of Skyline Rd NE, 6300-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 12600-block of Copper Ave NE. (Arrowhead Pointe apts): 0918 hr.
3 Auto Burglaries: 10300-block of Cueva Del Oso NE, 300-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 13100-block of Central NE: Entries: Two of three were unforced entries, the third was entered by damaging the door lock. Items left in unattended vehicles that were stolen: iPad, steroid gel, back pack and damages to vehicle in failed attempt to steal the vehicle.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
4 Stolen Vehicles: 100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 400-block of Western Skies SE, 700-block of Eubank Blvd SE, 4100-block of Cibola Village Dr NE (part of the residential burglary listed below).
2 Commercial Burglaries: 3700-block of Morris St NE, 800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.
1 Residential Burglary: 4100-block of Cibola Village Dr NE.
1 Auto Burglary: 500-block of Parkside Place SE.
Have a safe day everyone – Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command