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Daily Watch Notes 04272017 & Upcoming VIN Etching Event Saturday May 13, 2017

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Property Crimes for the NE Area Command are showing a little bit of a rise over the past 24 hours. As a note of a trend we are seeing – just as with checking out professionals who work on your home, do the same with your vehicle. Make sure it is a reputable company and find out exactly where the vehicle will be stored at if you have to leave it overnight for repairs. We are seeing a few incidents where vehicles are being left for repair and thieves are taking advantage and stealing them or breaking into them at the repair shops. This does not mean that the shops are necessarily a business that does not care, but try to ensure that your vehicle is going to be as safe as possible from possible criminals taking advantage of having potential ease of access to your .

9 Auto Thefts – 2500 blk of Mesa Linda, 5900 blk of Concordia, 3300 blk of Wyoming, 8500 blk fo Northeastern, 5800 blk of Signal, 1100 blk of Westerfeld, 7600 blk of Montgomery, 5300 blk of Montgomery, 5400 blk of Montgomery.

9 Auto Burglaries – 8500 blk of Camino Osito, 4700 blk of Cutler, 9100 blk fo Ridgefield, 6000 blk of Moon, 7100 blk of Natalie, 6000 blk of Northland, 2600 blk of Carlisle, 8400 blk of Petaluma, 3300 blk of Girard.

Points of Entry – broken windows, punched door locks, unlocked doors.

Items Taken – wallets, iPads, Laptops, phone chargers, sunglasses, car batteries, insurance, registration cards, money, tools, stereos, debit cards.

2 Residential Burglaries – 4800 blk of Goodrich, 3200 blk of Alta Monte Ct

Points of Entry – bedroom windows.

Items Taken – documents and medications.


Vehicle Identification Number Window Etching Event

Window etching of your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is an excellent deterrent to auto theft.  In a matter of minutes the VIN can be permanently fixed in a corner of each window.  Placing the VIN on each window can discourage thieves from dismantling your automobile and reselling the parts, which is one of the primary reasons our vehicles are stolen.  It also assists law enforcement efforts to retrieve a stolen vehicle

The next VIN Etching Event, sponsored by the Albuquerque Police Department, is scheduled for the following date, time and location.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

AAA of New Mexico

10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE

(Parking Lot)

 The window etching is free.

Citizens must provide current vehicle registration.