2 “Warm-Up” Stolen Vehicles: 11400-block of Summer Rd NE and on the 12200-block of Towner NE. Both vehicles left running and unattended by owners; one vehicle had the house keys inside at the time of theft and the other had a purse/IDs/etc inside vehicle at time of the theft. Thank goodness neither vehicle had a child or family pet inside when it was stolen.
2 Stolen Vehicles: 12100-block of Menaul Blvd NE and 1000-block of Tramway.
3 Auto Burglaries: 900-block of Pawnee, Embudo Canyon parking at the trail head entry, 3000-block of Juan Tabo.
Yikes! Another firearm stolen from a parked vehicle. Please practice responsible gun ownership and property secure your firearms. A property crime offender who had no hesitation to break into a vehicle is now armed with a weapon, which could turn that thief into a violent crimes offender.
Quick stops and leaving purses in cars: Do not leave a purse in the car at any time, no matter how fast you think your errand will take. We had a purse stolen out of a vehicle in the Foothills at a day care center parking lot. These tend to happen at schools, day care, convenience stores and at the gas pumps. This is a crime of opportunity and a great loss to the victim replacing credit cards, IDs, and all the other goodies we tend to carry in our purses.
Warm-Up Auto Thefts: We have to work hard to spread the word about these 100% preventable crimes. The time delays I am seeing on Foothills cases for this type of auto theft are between 2-5 minutes from when victims walked away and then realized the vehicle was stolen.
Have a safe weekend —
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, APD – Foothills Area Command