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Property Crime in the Foothills on 10/20/15 and Crime Prevention Tip of the Day

2 Residential Burglaries: 11000-block of Skyline Road NE and 3600-block of Holiday Avenue NE.

6 Auto Burglaries: 10200-block of Snow Heights NE, 10800-block of Menaul Blvd NE, 10200-block of Baldwin NE, 2900-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, two on the 10000-block of Michelle Loop Place NE.

Crime Prevention Tips of the Day: Our residential burglaries yesterday involved entry to the home through windows.  Lock up!  Yes, a burglar can break the window, but deterring and delaying entry and increasing the risk to the offender of being caught or hurt increases by locking up our property and controlling our environments.

The auto burglaries were high yesterday.  What was left in unattended vehicles that offenders stole yesterday?  A firearm, 3 purses and contents (drivers licenses, multiple credit cards, a birth certificate, etc.), an iPad and one vehicle had damage to the dash, which indicates an attempt to steal the vehicle.  Lots of valuables are being left in parked vehicles.  I also have concerns about females loading/unloading groceries and leaving purses on the front seats that are being stolen while the female victim is distracted with packages.  Please use your situational awareness skills, scan the area, leave if it’s not comfortable, ask the store for an escort and stop carrying a purse.  Only carry what you need to complete your errand and leave the purse behind.  Purses are targets for criminals.  Try to change this one habit to reduce your odds of being a victim of crime.

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