The following reports are gleaned from our Zone 6 crime stats for the 50th week of 2011, with emphasis on our Beat 603 (we are now Beat 601 as of 12/13) , but with news from around all of Zone 6 as it applies to us. Again, I state, these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to raise your level of awareness of the things that happen around us everyday. Week 51 will be the first report from our changed Zone 6.
- Aggravated Assault – No reported incidents from Beat 603
- Auto Theft – No reported incidents from Beat 603
But nearby at the Intown Suites Motel on Piedmont Circle – the security guard reported his own vehicle stolen from this parking lot
- Auto Theft Recovery – No reports from Beat 603
- Residential Burglary – No reported incidents from Beat 603
All around Zone 6 in this one week, 6 residences were entered via a kicked-in door. Two incidents in the Zone this week represent the difference good neighbors can make. A neighbor of a burglarized Wimbledon Road, N.E. residence reported hearing noises, but did not investigate – while alert neighbors on Clay Street, S.E. called 911 about a burglary in progress and got pix of the perp’s car as it fled (the car turned out to be stolen).
- Commercial Burglary – No reported incidents from Beat 603
- Residential Robbery – No reported incidents from Beat 603
- Commercial Robbery – No reported incidents from Beat 603
- Larceny From Vehicle – Vehicles were entered on PDL Avenue (2), North Highland Avenue (2) and Park Drive. One of the PDL Avenue incidents and the report from Park Drive were from landscaping companies reporting the loss of unlocked and unwatched equipment from the back of their trucks. Warn your yard service guys of the danger of not locking up all of their equipment while working. There were three such incidents reported this week.
All around the Zone in this week alone there were FOURTEEN lap tops stolen, one catalytic converter sawed off, 4 I-pods taken, 2 I-pads swiped, two more GPS systems pulled out, another license plated unbolted, and yet another handgun added to the arsenal on the streets. This all happened in just one week Zonewide!!
- Larceny Other – The Bill Hallman store on North Highland Avenue reported that a well-dressed “customer” gathered up $2000 worth of clothes, and after it was all bagged up, but before paying, he grabbed the bags and tried to flee. The bags were grabbed back by an alert and diligent employee – but the perp escaped.
- Pedestrian Robbery – No reported incidents from Beat 603 and this is good!
But nearby on Lenox Road near Woodland Avenue a lone male pedestrian was robbed at gunpoint at 9:45 p.m.
Continue to stay alert while enjoying this holiday season and keep your parked car cleaned out at ALL times – also warn your visitors about the Clean Car Campaign.