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*_Recovered Stolen Property at the Foothills Substation _***
*_NO jewelry_*_was found among the items recovered by our
officers._ If you had jewelry stolen, we don’t have it here at the
_The property recovered was found on January 10^th . _If you have
been burglarized after that date, we don’t have your property here
at the Foothills Substation.
If you have been burglarized you must call *332-5240 to request an
appointment* with a detective.
Please do not call me to set up your appointment or to move up your
appointment ahead of other’s appointments. *Please call 332-5240 for
When you call to set up the appointment with a detective, have your
police report case number handy. If you don’t know that number, our
staff can assist you.
Bring a copy of your police report with you when you meet the
detective assigned to you at the Foothills substation. If you don’t
have a copy, our staff can assist you.
Now that the holidays are over, we saw a trend of adults directing
youths (14-19 years old) to commit crimes.
Adults are being reported ‘chauffeuring’ juveniles and waiting with
a vehicle running outside target homes for burglaries; the youths
are sent inside to commit the crime. *Report suspicious activity to
242-COPS (2677) from a safe place.*
An uptick of doggie doors being used as points of entry for
residential burglaries again. *Secure your doggie doors!*
Seeing more cases now of going to the back of the home and breaking
in through a rear door. *Watch for strangers climbing neighbors’
fences or poking around yards to get to the back of homes. Call
242-COPS or 911.*
*_Ladders:_*Reports of *10-50 aluminum ladders* *a day* being stolen
by a person or team. These are being taken to recycle centers and
exchanged for quick money.
*Secure your property – Put away your ladders when done with your
project – Lock up items in sheds – Keep those garage doors closed!*
1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
3. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.
4. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
5. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address. Parents: caution your kids about this. You see this every day.
7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.
8. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in. 10. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.
11. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
12. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..
5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.
6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.
7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.
8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.
9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.