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Daily Watch Notes: Property Crime in the Foothills on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Robberies (Car Jacking, Commercial, Residential, Individual): 0

Stolen Vehicles: 0

Commercial Burglaries:  0

Auto Burglaries:  0

Residential Burglaries:  2; one on 12200-block of Key West and one on 10900-block of Academy Ridge.

Crime trend I am seeing:  Entry is being made via sliding glass doors at the rear of homes.  Some screens are being tampered with and sliding glass door locks are being tampered with to gain entry to burglarize homes. 

What can you do?  Check out anti-lift/anti-slide mechanisms for your sliding glass doors – see any big box retail or hardware store to see the array of additional locks and devices.

Neighbors:  I ask that you call 242-COPS (2677) from a safe place to report a stranger attempting to climb or otherwise access the back of a home.  Your calls are important and have led to some good arrests.  You see more than you realize.  Don’t follow, confront or chase — just call from a safe place and give the best description you can to the APD operator. 

Start a Neighborhood Watch group:  Call APD Crime Prevention Manager Steve Sink at 244-6644 to get a Starter Kit.  Neighbors who look out for one another and are trained in what to report to APD are reducing their odds of being victims of property crime.

Postings:  I will be out of the office until April 20th – you won’t see postings from me until after I return to the office.

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