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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills over Fri 3/13 – Sun 3/15

Robberies to Business, Residence, Car Jackings:  0

Robbery to Individual:  1, on 11500-block of Chico.

Stolen Vehicles:  2, one on 12900-block of Central and the other on the 3200-block of Morris.

Vehicles Stolen while Warming Up:  4; one on the 200-block of Muriel, one on the 800-block of Marcella, one on the 11500-block of Haines and one on the 10700-block of Academy. 

Never leave a vehicle running, keys in the ignition and walk away.  This is a crime of opportunity and is a 100% preventable.

Burglary to a Business:  0

Burglaries to Residences:  4; one on the 200-block of Hanosh Ct SE, one on the 10000-block of Menaul, one on the 6100-block of Club Cholla, and one on the 11300-block of Baja. 

In half of these cases, the offenders were able to walk right in without forcing entry.  Secure your property:  garage doors, front doors, back doors, windows.  Check out the many types of additional locks and devices on the market for added security.  There are many types that allow you to have your windows or sliding glass doors open for ventiliation and at the same time prevent lifting/sliding out of the tracks.  Look out for one another.  Start a Neighborhood Watch to get trained in crime prevention or and how to report suspicious or criminal activity.  Call APD Crime Prevention Manager Steve Sink at 244-6644 to get a Neighborhood Watch starter kit.

Auto Burglaries:  6; one on the 400-block of Eubank, one on the 12400-block of Skyline Rd NE, one on the 12900-block of Central, two on the 11800-block of Montgomery, one on the 10700-block of Academy.  There was also one at a church parking lot reported by the church courtesy patrol, but the victim declined to make a police report and left the area.

I see that apartment complexes, churches, and retail centers continue to be targets for auto burglary locations; however, over the weekend I noticed an uptick in RVs and camper/trailers being targeted at storage facilities.  Faith communities:  with Easter coming up, worship center parking lots will be overflowing with vehicles — remember to lock up and take any items of value with you.

What was stolen from vehicles over the weeked? A Glock 45 mm firearm was stolen this weekend from an unlocked vehicle.  Hopefully this stolen weapon won’t be used to commit another crime, harm a citizen or one of our police officers.  Secure firearms properly and never leave them in an unlocked and unattended vehicle.  A driver’s license and debit card were also stolen over the weekend from a parked vehicle.

Stay safe, call me if you have questions about crime prevention or APD crime prevention services.

Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist, APD/Foothills Area Command