Property Crimes over the past weekend are as follows:
There were 2 Auto Thefts due to Warm Ups – 8400 blk of Spain and 5800 blk of Osuna
5 Auto Thefts – 6300 blk of Oakland, 4300 blk of Goodrich, 4100 blk of Prospect, 1900 blk of Eubank, 5300 blk of San Mateo.
23 Auto Burglaries – 5800 blk of Osuna, 3100 blk of Comanche, 4300 blk of Montgomery x2, 2800 blk of Bel Air, 1900 blk of Menaul, 7400 blk of Indian School, 5300 blk of San Mateo, 1001 Marron Ci, 4200 blk of Whisperwood Pl, 6400 Academy, 4500 blk Carlisle, 6000 blk of Pan American Fwy, 9700 blk of Larnaca, 5200 blk of San Antonio, 9100 blk of Corona, 8500 blk of Vista Del Norte, 5300 blk of Menaul, 5200 blk of San Mateo, 2300 blk of Carlisle, 6600 Menaul, 6400 blk of Santa Monica, 8000 blk of Montgomery.
Points of entry were listed as unlocked vehicles, broken windows and door locks that were punched or popped open. Items taken were wallets, iPads, 2 FIREARMS!!!!, tools, DVD Players, headphones, Flashdrives, sunglasses, sports equipment, backpacks, cell phones, registration, insurance paperwork, and tablets.
Folks – We are seeing firearms taken weekly from vehicles. These items are going into the hands of criminals. If you are going to carry a firearm, then ensure that you do not leave it in the confines of your vehicle. We all get in a rush with the holidays right now, even in every day life, but these items that are being left in vehicles are easily taken with you rather than left for thieves to take away.
5 Residential Burglaries – 7400 blk of Don Diego, 8900 blk of Shoshone, 3900 blk of Lafayette, 9000 blk of Village, 9500 blk of Haines.
Points of entry were listed as kitchen windows pried open, rear windows and sliding glass doors Items taken also included FIREARMS, jewelry, TVs and sports equipment.
Christmas is this Friday – The US Postal Service and other large package carriers are going to be out late this week dropping off packages of presents that may have been sent by family members or that you have ordered as presents. Remember, packages left on doorsteps are vulnerable.
- If you have a package that you are expecting – try to have a trusted neighbor or family member take the package in with them until you are home to retrieve it. If not, pick it up at the shipping facility instead and sign for it. You will know for sure that it is safe.
- Retrieve your mail as soon as possible. Gift cards, checks and money are often sent through the mail and are sitting in your mailbox before you can get home and are easy targets to thieves.
- After all of your Christmas day fun of opening your packages, ensure that any large boxes that indicate what you received, such as a television, computer or tablet are broken down or cut up before placing them outside for trash pickup. Thieves target homes they see that have those items sitting in the trash outside and will possibly look to burglarize your home.
SECURING YOUR RESIDENCE PRIOR TO HOLIDAY TRAVEL
- Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your residence and report suspicious activity.
- If possible, have a trusted friend or family member stay at your home.
- Install automatic timers on lights, TV’s and radios to give the impression someone is home.
- Do not have mail and newspaper delivery stopped. This information could fall into the wrong hands. Ask the trusted neighbor to collect them each day.
- If you have a rollout trash dumpster, have a neighbor place it in the street on pick up day and return it that evening.
- Ask a neighbor to park a vehicle in the driveway when ever possible
- Be extra cautious about locking all doors and windows. All primary window locks should be operational and secondary locks should be installed.
- Make sure trees and shrubs are trimmed to allow for good natural surveillance of your property.
- Make arrangements to have exterior lights on each night.
- Each entrance should have solid core or metal doors and deadbolt locks.
- Let neighbors, family and friends know when you plan to return from a trip.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the NE Area Command substation. Thank you,