Following people: Yesterday a well-meaning Foothills Area Command citizen followed someone he believed to be an auto burglar and was attacked with a stick by the person he was following. I had another incident posted on a community chat room web site relayed to me about another well-meaning citizen hopping into his car to follow a person he felt was casing the neighborhood for crime at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. The citizen reported on the chat room that he followed this person for three miles before turning around and going back home.
If you think a crime is in progress please call APD’s 911 or 242-COPS (non-emergency number) from a safe place and provide the operator with the best description you can. Officers will be dispatched and are highly trained in how to handle these types of situations and scenarios. Don’t risk your safety when we have law enforcement working hard 24/7 to take these types of calls.
Property crimes reported in the Foothills Area Command on Wednesday, May 10th
1 Armed Robbery/Commercial: 11200-block of Menaul Blvd NE.
1 Vehicle Stolen while unattended, warming up with keys inside: 9800-block of Claremont NE. A 100% preventable crime!
2 Vehicles Stolen: 700-block of Stephen Moody Rd SE, 1800-block of Eubank Blvd NE.
3 Auto Burglaries: 1100-block of Monte Largo NE, 3100-block of Jane Pl NE, 3200-block of Black Hills Gold NE.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD, Foothills Area Command