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Take A Hike! Auto Burglary Trend / Campus Security / Property Crime Reported on Thursday

Take A Hike!  Auto Burglary Trend Returns — We had a handful of auto burglaries reported yesterday at the Embudo Canyon and Supper Rock trail/wilderness access areas.  It is imperative that if you go for a hike, run, bike ride and access our open space areas to remove all items of value from your vehicle.  Take the minimum with you for your outing and carry those items with you in a fanny pack, back pack or stow in your pockets.  Cars are being burglarized at these locations and with beautiful weather now and more to come, I expect to see more cases of these types of crime occurring.  Lock up, carry important things with you and go enjoy the beauty that Albuquerque has to offer with peace of mind that you did what you could to protect your vehicle and your property. Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day — we will probably have increased visitors accessing trails and open space areas, so be vigilant and aware of your surroundings and protect your belongings.   As you enjoy our environment, control your environment with crime prevention.

Campus Security:  I participated in an interesting webinar session today on campus security using crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) techniques.  This was hosted through the National Center for Campus Public Safety organization and two top CPTED/Campus Security experts from Florida were the presenters and there was a national audience logged on to the presentation.  For those of you with an interest in this field, those who work on campuses, students, parents or anyone who is curious, you may find the notes and organization’s courses helpful.  When I get my notes typed up, I’ll share them with the organization’s contact information.  You could easily apply the same concepts to homes, apartment communities, businesses and various locations.

Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command on Thursday, April 20th

1 Armed Robbery to an Individual: 13500-block of Copper NE.

2 Stolen Vehicles: 10400-block of Apache NE, 9700-block of Candelaria NE.

1 Commercial Burglary:  11100-block of Menaul Blvd NE.

2 Residential Burglaries:  12900-block of Central NE,13400-block of Lomas Blvd NE.  Entries:  One incident not determined, other incident damaged the front door to make entry.  Items Stolen:  Wallet, IDs, cell phone.  Purse, credit cards, IDs and a checkbook.

10 Auto Burglaries: 2 vehicles at the same address on the 11000-block of Miravista SE, Chico & Burma, Copper & Supper Rock, 2 vehicles at Embudo Canyon trail access, 700-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 2 vehicles at the same address on the 1100-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 1800-block of Hiawatha NE.

Entries:  unlocked vehicles, breaking windows.  Items stolen:  Purse, stereo and military ID.  Cell phone.   Bag and a wallet.  Work bag. Vehicle registration, insurance and garage door opener; residence later burglarized using garage door opener to gain entry and bicycle and air compressor stolen.  Tools.

Have a safe weekend and enjoy Earth Day!

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