Property Crimes over the last 72 hours in the NE Area Command are as follows:
10 Auto Thefts – 8000 blk of Montgomery, 3100 blk of Cardenas, 7800 blk of Candelaria, Area of Adams and Shepard, 7600 blk of Pan American Fwy, 1300 blk of Lester, 2700 blk of Carlisle, 8400 blk of Menaul, 5500 blk of Ponderosa, 6800 blk of Kentucky Ct.
28 Auto Burglaries – 7600 blk of Pan American Fwy, 2500 blk of General Marshall, 7600 blk of Union, 7700 blk of Scotts, 3800 blk of Menaul, 7000 blk of Prairie, 7100 blk of Wyoming, 3900 blk of Comanche, 2100 blk of Menaul, 4600 blk of Pan American Fwy, 6500 blk of Lafving, 5800 blk of Signal, 4400 blk of Shepard, 1000 blk of Marron Cir, 2100 blk of Louisiana, 1400 blk of Pennsylvania, 8600 blk of Plymouth Rock, 7100 blk of Ticonderoga, 6400 blk of Academy, 1900 blk of University, 8400 blk of Spain X2, 9400 blk of Layton, 5200 blk of San Antonio, 6000 blk of Moon, 6200 blk of Lola, 4100 blk of Cutler, 6200 blk of Indian School Rd.
Points of entry included broken windows, punched door locks, pried doors and unlocked doors – Items taken included purses left on the seat of the vehicle in plain view or underneath the seat, tools, knives, GPS systems, vehicle and house keys, Laptops, wallets, passports, firearms, and other small miscellaneous items.
Crime Prevention Tips for Auto Burglary:
Thieves are looking for easy targets! Vehicle related crime can happen to any vehicle at any time. These crimes happen in neighborhoods and parking lots. Any time your car is parked and left unattended, it can be a target!
Vehicle break-ins happen because:
- Valuables are left visible – ANY kind of valuable at all. This includes keys.
- Doors are unlocked – making the car easy to get into and look around
- Cars are parked outside – easy to get to
- Opportunity – you give the criminal the opportunity by leaving items in plain view
PRACTICE PREVENTION! Vehicle related crime can be reduced if you “Drive it, Protect it!” Also, lock your car at all times, take your keys with you and hide or remove your valuables. What is your “safe car habit?”
8 Residential Burglaries – 7300 blk of Montgomery, 5200 blk of Wyoming, 8400 blk of Spain, 1000 blk of Westerfeld, 8700 blk of San Francisco, 4300 blk of Prospect, 2500 blk of Morningside, 4600 blk of Sherwood.
If any of you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you!