The following crime stat reports are gleaned from our APD Zone 6 reports for weeks 36 and 37 of 2009, with emphasis on our Beat # 603, but with news from all around the Zone as it applies to us. As always, these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but simply to make you aware of what all happens around us everyday – so hopefully you can alter your activities to avoid some of these situations.
Aggravated Assault – At 7:40 p.m. at Euclid and Moreland Avenues in L5P, the male victim states the perp struck him with a bottle when he couldn’t pay back money he owed him. The victim didn’t know the perp’s name – but stated he does sell cocaine. Not that I know from experience – but always thought drug sales were C.O.D., guess the “victim” won’t be getting credit anymore. At a road block at I-85 and Cheshire Bridge Road, 3 officers were almost hit by a driver changing lanes – he sped off, but later bailed out and was captured. Yes – there is a moral to this story.
Auto Theft – Three unsuccessful attempts were made at auto thefts on Drewry Street, PDL Avenue, and St. Charles Avenue. Two vehicles were stolen from Rosedale Road – one of which was inoperable which probably means it was towed. Two vehicles were stolen from Moreland Avenue parking lots with the keys in the ignition while the owners were in businesses. No – I’m not going to add any editorial comment!
Commercial Burglary – Storage bins were entered at facilities on Cheshire Bridge Road (2) and on Monroe Drive (5). The Unique Pizza store on PDL Avenue was entered via a smashed front glass door. The Paidea School on PDL Avenue lost 5 more computers when a glass door was smashed for entry.
Commercial Robbery – The Wendy’s on Piedmont Road was held up at gunpoint at 10 p.m. (closing time?)
Residential Burglary – No incidents in Beat # 603 – but around Zone 6 in this time period, entry was gained via kicked-in doors 15 times, once via a doggie door, and three times by removing a window a/c unit, as well as the usual smashed windows, etc.
Larceny From Auto – Vehicles were broken into on Lanier Boulevard, North Highland Avenue (4), Amsterdam Walk, Arlington Place, Barnett Street, Bellevue Drive, Frederica Street, Los Angeles Avenue (2), Virginia Avenue and a license plate sticker stolen on Elkmont Drive. Of these 13 incidents (excluding Elkmont) – 11 of these vehicles belonged to outside of the neighborhood owners. Yet another beer truck was looted while making a delivery on McDonough Boulevard. All around Zone 6 in this time period seventeen GPS systems were stolen, 4 license plate/stickers were taken off, two more hand guns added to the arsenal on the streets, 5 in-dash stereos/radios were ripped out, and sadly, two Bibles were listed as stolen. Then, what always amazes me – 7 vehicles were broken into and nothing was reported as being stolen – yet the owners had a broken window to fix.
Larceny Other – A Hudson Drive dog walker lost his billfold – maybe after being bumped on North Highland Avenue by another pedestrian. At the J. Christopher restaurant on PDL Avenue a patron lost his cell phone left unattended on a table. Blueberry bushes were stolen from a Briarcliff Road front yard. Our PDL Avenue Kroger and Publix stores caught 5 shoplifters – including one guy who drank a bottle of mouthwash at Publix. (Guess he went to jail happy!) A package was stolen from a Monroe Drive front porch. A Greenwood Avenue victim left a wallet on the counter at the PDL Avenue Bank of America and it was stolen. Green’s Liquors and Urban Outfitters both caught a shoplifter each. Around Zone 6 lots of home a/c units continue to be stolen.
Pedestrian Robbery – Two h/m were robbed at gunpoint outside an apartment on beleaguered Woodland Avenue. At the Bank of America on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta, a female depositor was robbed of her deposit bag at the front door by someone she thought was holding open the door for her (wrong!!). This also means to me that her deposit bag was not hidden on her person – or the perp would not have been so kind as to hold the door for her!! Hide those darn deposit bags!!
Another Kenneth Lamb Court Hearing – According to Sharla Jackson, our community prosecutor, he is due for his probation revocation hearing Monday, the 21st at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 4F in the downtown Fulton County Courthouse. I’ll be going, if you want to ride with me – let me know. Good chance to see how our court system lumbers along.
There will be a benefit for the Atlanta Fire Foundation at the Engine 11 restaurant at # 30 North Avenue, across from the Bank of America Tower on 9/24 from 6 p.m. til closing.
Be alert and be safe