The following reports are gleaned from our APD Zone 6 crime stats for the weeks 48 and 49, 2011, with emphasis on our 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 raise community awareness and alertness about the things that happen around us everyday.
- Aggravated Assault – No Reported Incidents in Beat 603
- Auto Theft – No Reported Incidents in Beat 603
- Auto Theft Recovery – No Reported Cases in Beat 603
- Residential Burglary – No Reported Incidents in Beat 603
- Commercial Burglary – No Reported Incidents in Beat 603
- Residential Robbery – No Reported Incidents in Beat 603
- Commercial Robbery – No Reported Incidents in Beat 603
- Larceny From Vehicle – Vehicles were broken into on PDL Place, Maiden Lane, Greenwood Avenue (2), Virginia Avenue, North Highland Avenue and Bonaventure Avenue The Bonaventure victim stated he had left the window slightly rolled down – but saw the perps running, called 911 and after a chase the perps were caught. This resident was very lucky to get his camera, bookbag and laptop returned.
- All around the entire Zone in this time period there were 5 catalytic converters sawed off, 5 laptops stolen, 5 cell phones swiped, eleven GPS systems removed, another hand gun added to the arsenal on the streets, 3 license plates were unbolted, and one car lost 3 tires/rims.
Keep walking behind your car on a regular basis to make sure you still have your license plate.
On Johnson Road in Morningside a lawn care firm had the locks cut on their parked trailer while mowing and lost several pieces of equipment.
- Larceny Other – A Virginia Avenue bar patron left her purse on the counter to talk to friends – and yep – you guessed it!! The Monroe Drive rental office lock box for rent checks that was rifled as reported in the last report – reported that 2 money orders taken were cashed.
In East Atlanta a lawn care firm lost power equipment when they left them on the front lawn while they worked elsewhere on the property. And this had to happen somewhere this holiday season – inflatable Christmas decorations were stolen from a lawn in East Atlanta.
- Pedestrian Robbery – No Reported Incidents in Beat 603
But nearby at the Monroe Drive Wachovia across from Ansley Mall, a patron was leaving with his money bag tucked under his arm, and it was snatched (after a struggle) with the perp running across the street to Ansley Mall and escaping in a car. The victim lost $300. Interestingly enough, the perp had been inside the bank trying to cash a fraudulent check and inadvertently left his ID and debit card behind. No arrest has been made yet. I would assume he is hiding somewhere, but he’ll have to surface sometime.
An interesting link was posted today on the 4th Ward Alliance message board about work and progress at Ponce City Market.
Stay alert and enjoy this wonderful holiday season in our wonderful neighborhood, keeping your cell phones hidden in your clothing as you walk.