Bosque Farms Police Chief Andrew Owen reminded village of Bosque Farms and Valencia County residents that with the cold weather and holiday season, comes the need to take precautions.
“Some may want to warm up their vehicles in the mornings. Please ensure that your vehicle is secured while it is warming up in your driveway,” Owen said at a recent village council meeting. “Officers this week have already recovered two stolen vehicles — one from Albuquerque and another from out in the county.”
The chief also reminded residents shopping from home and having items delivered to be watchful of “porch pirates,” and others trying to intercept packages.
“We’ve see delivery trucks traveling around, dropping off packages more frequently, even on Sundays,” he said. “We do get calls for service that people are following drivers.”
Owen encouraged residents to let their neighbors know about expected deliveries so they could help keep an eye out for packages.
“Things like the Ring cameras are also really great for keeping any eye on things,” he said. “We can’t be everywhere at once.”
The chief also announced the department would once again be holding its Toys for Tots drive. Owen said this year, the department is accepting monetary donations — a check or money order is preferred — rather than toys.
“We are making every effort to help the Bosque Farms and Peralta elementary schools with providing a wonderful holiday season for the children in need,” he said.
Donations can be dropped off at the Bosque Farms Police Department, 1455 W. Bosque Loop.
For more information, call the department at 505-869-2358.
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