Property Crimes over the last 24 hours in the NE Area Command are as follows:
3 Auto Thefts – 5800 blk of Osuna, 1100 blk of Easterday, 1600 blk of Pennsylvania
5 Auto Burglaries – 8000 blk of Montgomery, 8900 blk of Armistice, 8900 blk of Yankee, 2000 blk of Hendola, 4000 blk of Carlisle.
Points of entry included broken windows. Items taken were electronics, wallets, purses, and medical equipment.
3 Residential Burglaries – 2600 blk of Wyoming, 6400 blk of Arvilla, 3400 blk of Morningside.
Points of entry were back doors that were kicked in or pried open as well as open garage doors. Items taken were jewelry, electronics, tools, and other miscellaneous items.
Folks, please remember to take in your items from your vehicles. All of these items could have been safe inside the residence or on your person. It only takes a few minutes for criminals to break into your vehicle and take these items out. Criminals look for anything and everything that they could possibly turn over for money to feed a drug habit or to take over your identity.
If you leave your home for work or an errand, leave a few minutes earlier and circle back around to your home and check the area around your home. Look for any suspicious people or vehicles. If you have a schedule that is always the same such as leaving at a certain time and returning at a certain time, change it up – change your route, circle around, change the look of your home, leave lights on that are normally off and lights off that are normally on to give the appearance of movement in the home. Leave “talk radio” on low in the back room of a your home so it sounds like voices rather than music.
Also, we are in the season of our weather becoming cold and folks don’t want to go to work in a cold vehicle. They turn them on, may or may not lock the doors and go back inside to allow the vehicle to warm up. All someone has to do is break a window, if the doors are locked, and your vehicle is gone. Don’t give anyone a chance to take your vehicle. Be diligent about staying with your vehicle while it is running. Newer vehicles do not take that long to warm up and besides, you can bring a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate with you and sit inside your vehicle while you are warming it up. Bundle up to stay warm, but NEVER LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE WARMING UP WHILE YOU ARE NOT INSIDE IT! Criminals prowl the streets and watch for this.
Keep a watchful eye on each other and your neighborhoods. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our substation. Thank you!