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Crime Prevention Tip of the Day and Property Crime in the Foothills on Monday, 11/23/15

1 Robbery to an Individual: 4700-block of Tramway Blvd NE.

3 Stolen Vehicles: 400-block of Eubank, 700-block of Eubank, 5200-block of Mesa Del Oso Rd NE.

1 Commercial Burglary: 10400-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.

4 Residential Burglaries: 14200-block of Encantado Rd NE, 12000-block of Propps St NE, 1800-block of Chandelle Loop NE, 2400-block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE.

4 Auto Burglaries: 13100-block of Wenonah, 10000-block of Menaul, 13300-block of Mountain Rd NE, 6200-block of Eubank NE.

Crime Prevention Tips of the Day: Use your scanning skills (situational awareness is the term) to determine who is around you and what they are doing.  Is it legitimate behavior for the setting/situation?  When using ATMs, I advise you go inside and not flash the cash.  Look around — is anyone lurking?  You can always go back another time, return with a buddy or go to a different location if things don’t feel safe.  No need to go on with the transaction if you feel in danger.

Keys to vehicles:  Again, a reminder on key custody:  is the person who has a set of keys to your vehicle still trust-worthy?  One of three stolen vehicles reported yesterday was taken with the keys (a preventable crime).

Two of four of our residential burglaries reported yesterday were unforced entries; 50% were preventable crimes.  Locking up doors, windows, securing doggie doors, keeping garage doors closed and secured are all going to work in your favor when protecting your home from a break-in.  Neighbors looking out for one another also helps — if you see what appears to be ‘casing’ behavior, call it in to 242-COPS from a safe place and we’ll send an officer.

Be safe and put crime prevention into practice — you will be controlling your environment and reducing your odds of being a victim.

 

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