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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills, Tuesday, 11/04/14

Robberies:  0 to businesses, homes or individuals

Stolen Vehicles:  0

Burglaries:  0 to businesses, 2 to homes, 3 to vehicles.

Residential Burglaries:  1 on the 12900-block of Sunrise Trail Place NE and 1 on the 5200-block of Mesa Del Oso Rd NE.

Auto Burglaries:  1 on the 2500-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 1 at the Embudito Trail Head Parking Area, 1 at the Foothills Trail area near Tramway/Montgomery.

Crime Prevention Tips:  I am seeing multiple auto burglaries over that last few days at trail head/hiking area parking lots.  These trail head parking spots are ideal for a criminal.  Why?  You are out of sight, far away, your vehicle is in an isolated area with few potential witnesses to increase risk for a criminal being seen and reported to police.  I recommend that everyone remove all items of value (including personal information) from vehicles when you exit the vehicle.

Too many purses, wallets and IDs are being left behind in unlocked vehicles.  Some vehicles this week have been ‘smash and grab’ cases, but also house keys and a garage door opener were stolen prior to a home being broken into with no signs of forced entry.  I ask each and every one of you to take that extra step and remove your items of value from your vehicles.

Doggie Doors:  One of our residential burglaries this week was via a doggie door at the back of the home.  Secure the doggie door; yes, they are small openings, but the doggie door can be a point of entry.