The following reports are gleaned from the Zone 6 crime stats for weeks 11 and 12 of 2010, with emphasis on our Beat 603, but with news from around the Zone as it pertains to us here. These reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to give you a chance to alter your everyday activities to help you avoid becoming yet another victim Yeah – I know we can’t avoid everything, but we can be aware and alert and stay safer.
Aggravated Assault – At the Hillside School in Morningside an employee was stabbed in the back of the head by a resident. At the El Azteca Restaurant on PDL Avenue on 3/7, a h/m employee was assaulted after a party of 6 to 8 males refused to pay their bill. The victim was taken to a hospital and the perps escaped in 3 vehicles. An argument between 2 female patrons at the Dark Horse Tavern resulted in one being hit with a drink glass. I wont put into print what one of these folks called the other.
Auto Theft – A good report here, unless you were the owner of the one vehicle stolen from Virginia Avenue.
Residential Burglary – None here in 603, but around the Zone entry was made to 3 residences via a kicked-in door and one entry made via a pulled out window a/c unit. If you know of someone who has window units – make sure they know to bolt them securely into the window frame.
Commercial Burglary – The ATM thieves are still at it. On 3/15 the Colonnade Restaurant on Cheshire Bridge Road was entered via a smashed front glass door, but the attempt to steal their ATM was unsuccessful. They only got so far as unplugging it before giving up. Also on 3/15 at 7 a.m. the El Azteca Restaurant on PDL Avenue was entered via broken front glass doors and their ATM was taken away in a white van by 4 males. Their security cameras caught the action – the license plate on the truck was stolen.
Larceny From Auto – Vehicles were broken into on Greenwood Avenue (2), North Highland Avenue (3), Vance Avenue, PDL Avenue, Adair Avenue, Lanier Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. Of these 10 incidents reported – 5 of the owners were from outside VaHi. Wonder if they will return to VaHi to enjoy our bars and restaurants again? All around the Zone in this time period, seven license plates were taken off (keep checking to see if yours is still attached), ELEVEN GPS systems were taken, 5 in-dash radios ripped out and, once again, one entered vehicle had nothing taken.
Missing some mail?? At the Ralph McGill post office, a tray of mail was taken from a delivery truck at 12:30 p.m.
Larceny Other – An unwatched (obviously) purse was taken at the MJQ Club on PDL Avenue. An employee at the Bill Hallman store on North Highland Avenue chased a shoplifter down the street and the perp was caught soon after by APD. Our PDL Avenue Kroger and Publix stores caught 3 shoplifters. At a Bank of America branch on Moreland Avenue an ATM used left their card in the machine – and guess what? Some body had a good time with it before it was canceled. This report from Fisher Road, S.E. south of here is one I just can’t believe. The female victim let the male suspect into her apartment and when he left – she said her tax refund of seven thousand dollars cash was stolen from her coat pocket? Maybe there was a typo error in the amount of that cash – has to be.
Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings and warn your visitors to clean out their cars – don’t let them become one of our crime stats!!