Property Crime in the Foothills on 10/19/15 and Crime Prevention Tip of the Day

1 Armed Robbery at a Business: 10600-block of Central NE.

4 Stolen Vehicles:  11100-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 3300-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 12800-block of Indian School Rd NE, 3800-block of Tracy NE.

3 Commercial Burglaries: 500-block of Paisano NE, 11800-block of Lomas Blvd NE, 10700-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

1 Residential Burglary: 11900-block of Ibex Avenue NE.

1 Auto Burglary: 11800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day: Auto thefts in the Foothills Area Command were mostly at commercial or apartment parking lots (3 of the 4) and one at a single-family residence. You can reduce your odds of being a victim of a car thief by locking up, parking in well-traveled areas (potential witnesses who can call 911), parking in well-lit areas if no garage is available.  Think about attending a VIN etching event sponsored by the APD Auto Theft team; these are held frequently city-wide and are free and the VIN etching process takes just minutes.  Call the Citizens Contact Center (dial 311) or watch this web site for notices about future VIN etchings and your auto insurance provider may also refer you if they do VIN etchings locally.  There are many anti-theft devices on the market at all price points.  There is sure to be something to fit your needs if you shop around.  One of your best allies in crime prevention could be your own neighbors.  Neighbors who know each other and have contact numbers and are trained in crime prevention and to call 242-COPS (2677) or 911 from a safe place are very helpful and serve as extra eyes on the block in our community.  If you would like to form a Neighborhood Watch group on your block or re-ignite one that has fizzled, call Steve Sink at 244-6644 to get a Starter Kit.

Stay safe,

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


  • Janet Butts

    Just a suggestion: Could you please print your info in larger font? I personally find tiny print uninviting to my eyes and am less likely to read it. I always copy what you write and then put it in Word to increase the font to make the reading easier. Others are less likely to take that time and make that effort. I find, too, I miss some things that are written in tiny print. I totally acknowledge that those with younger eyes will consider this whining, but if you want to reach ALL your neighbors, a larger font would be most welcome!

    • Thank you for the feedback. I will seek out some training on how to make the font larger. Jill

    • Geneva Craven Schult

      Janet — if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can immediately change the font size on your monitor. Hold down the CTRL key while you scroll the wheel and the font will grow larger (or smaller depending on which way you scroll). The text automatically adjusts to stay on the screen. (This is for PC user)

      • Thanks for assisting; hope you are enjoying the information and tips and find them useful.