The following reports are gleaned from the Zone 6 crime stats for the weeks of 41 and 42 of 2011, with emphasis on our VaHi Beat # 603, but with news from around the Zone as it applies to us. Again, I state, these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to make you aware of what happens around us everyday and to raise your level of alertness.
Aggravated Assault – On 10/10 at 10:30 p.m. on PDL Avenue in the vicinity of the Carlton Condos, there was a street fight between 2 males that resulted in the arrest of the aggressor.
Auto Theft – Vehicles were stolen from Frederica Street and PDL Place (2).
Auto Theft Recovery – No reports from Beat 603
Residential Burglary – An apartment at the Briarcliff Summit was robbed with no apparent signs of forced entry – the victim was in the hospital at the time of the incident and found the door locked when he returned.
All around the Zone in this time period entry to residences was made via kicked-in doors 6 times.
Commercial Burglary – No reports from Beat 603. But nearby, the Ansley Mall CVS store was entered via a rock thrown thru the glass front door with cigarettes being taken.
Larceny From Vehicle – Vehicles were broken into/or entered on Clemont Drive, Los Angeles Avenue, Amsterdam Walk, Virginia Avenue, Lanier Boulevard (2), Maryland Avenue, Adair Avenue, and Greenwood Avenue. Only three of these reported incidents involved neighborhood residents – the other 6 incidents involved out-of-neighborhood visitors.
All around the Zone in this time period vehicle invasions resulted in 5 cell phones being stolen, one more hand gun added to the arsenal on the streets, 5 I-Pads taken, 5 I-Pods swiped, SEVENTEEN lap tops taken, 5 GPS systems ripped out, 2 catalytic converters sawed off, one license plate taken off, and a battery taken out from under the hood.
Larceny Other – A Briarcliff Summit resident reported the theft of a cell phone by a visiting prostitute.
A/C units continue to be stolen all over the Zone by copper thieves. At the PDL Avenue Kroger store an elderly female was approached by two males – one of whom engaged her in conversation while the other took a wallet from her purse. The Edgewood Target reported 5 shoplifters, and our PDL Avenue Kroger and Publix stores reported 3 shoplifting incidents.
Residential Robbery – No reports from Beat 603
Commercial Robbery – No reports from Beat 603
Pedestrian Robbery – On 10/9 @ 10 p.m. in front of 785 Virginia Avenue 3 females were robbed at gunpoint by a lone male who fled on foot. On 10/15 @ 2:30 a.m. a Frederica Street female resident was robbed in front of 1022 St. Charles Avenue by the perp pushing an unknown object at her chest – he fled in a waiting car. On 10/9 @ 9:10 p.m. a male Greenwood Avenue resident was robbed at gunpoint on Blue Ridge Avenue in Poncey Highland by a lone male who fled on foot. There were also several similar robbery incidents reported in Inman Park and L5P, as well as Midtown, in this time period – again after dark.
Help For Finding Stolen/Lost Cell Phones
Our own Zone 6 Investigator Gurley has alerted me to a new app that can be loaded on to your I-Phone to find it’s location after a theft or loss –
He tells me that he has notified our Zone 6 officers and supervisors on how to use this app. I’ll be anxious now to hear how this really works.
The attached report from Midtown’s MPSA patrol is very timely. I too have been watching the reports on the Peachtree-Pine situation and wonder if the Homeless Task Force will really be evicted from the building and if Watershed Management will force payment of the huge unpaid water bill. The fate of this shelter will very much affect us here in VaHi too.
Enjoy this wonderful fall weather – just not on a late nite walk!! Keep your parked cars cleaned out and locked and remember – See Something – Say Something (meaning to call 911 for suspicious situations).