Safety Reports

The latest safety report is available including statistics from the last week of 2016. Read about: safety improvements for Monroe Drive; how home video cameras can help save crime; and the upcoming street captain’s meeting VaHi Safety Team Report: Week 52

By Kay Stephenson, Vice President, VHCA Residents of Morningside/Lenox Park and Virginia-Highland attended a public forum with representatives of Atlanta Police Department on Monday February 6th at Haygood United Methodist Church. In attendance were new APD Chief Erika Shields, Deputy Chief Jeffery Glazier, Major Marisha Shepherd, Major Timothy Peek and Captain Neil Klotzer from Zone Six, and ...

The latest safety report is available. Read about The need for street captains An upcoming Neighborhood Watch meeting Information about gangs The new body worn cameras for APD officers. VaHi Safety Team Report Weeks Forty Six through Fifty One

By Sterling Eaves, VHCA Safety Committee Member The 2016-17 VHCA board has made safety a priority and last month, a meeting with Board and Safety Committee members, the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF), and Atlanta Police Department (APD) occurred to discuss the status of video camera installation in our neighborhood. Law enforcement is greatly aided in their ...

by Peggy Berg VHCA’s monthly safety reports track crime incidents reported by the Atlanta Police Department for Zone 6, Beat 601 (Virginia-Highland). Here is the August 2015 Safety Report . (Earlier reports may be viewed here). The number of incidents reported by category for August is shown in the first section of the report. The second section shows trends ...

by Jack White As many people know, VHCA and Virginia-Highland property owners made a tremendous investment in sidewalks over the last 2.5 years. This was possible because neighbors and VHCA stepped up financially, and because VHCA was able to bundle over 200 improvements to move the repairs through the city. To this day it is very difficult for individual citizens to repair sidewalks cost-effectively.  ...

By John Wolfinger I know, I know that I am way behind in getting a new report out to you – but life events got in the way with the death of my mother in Ohio and I was gone for quite a while. Nice to know though, that FBAC and my neighbors were watching my house ...

By John Wolfinger Learning Opportunities Coming Up Two citizens public safety academies starting soon and a city-wide safety awareness program, too. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy, to be held on 7 Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., starts April 22nd. These sessions are mostly held at the County Safety Training Center on Merk Road in College Park near ...

By John Wolfinger The following reports are taken from our APD Zone 6 VaHi Beat 601 reported incidents for the 2015 weeks 4 and 5 (1/18-1/31). http://atlantapd.org/Zone6.aspx These reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to let you know what happens around us every day so you can be alert and aware. Aggravated Assault: No reported incidents ...

APD Crime Story Interesting story about the changes in crime incidents here in the city over the past few years at http://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2014/jan/10/atlanta-police-foundation/police-foundation-target/. I have heard many APD police folks state over the years though that a reduction in crime incidents is not of importance to someone who has just been the victim of a crime. Yes, we ...

By John Wolfinger Arrest and Court News Phillip Gamble, who was arrested in a daylight take-down on Virginia Avenue (east of Lanier Boulevard) after a residential burglary on this street on 10/8/14, and who also admitted to other residential burglaries on Bellevue Drive and on 6th Street in Midtown, was in court on 1/8/15 to receive a ...

By John Wolfinger Business Owners Stay Alert I was recently informed about a theft incident at a N. Highland Ave. store that happened the week before Christmas. This happened shortly after opening and all staff members were busy with customers that kept them away from the front of the store. A thief entered and took an employee’s cell phone from the ...

By John Wolfinger Mailbox Thefts There were reports on the Morningside yahoo message board recently of mail thefts from what I would presume to be streetside boxes. If you are at work or away when the mail is delivered in your area – you might want to ask a trusted neighbor to retrieve your mail for you ...

By John Wolfinger Door-To-Door Solicitors When I first started seeing chatter on our message boards about door-to-door solicitors, I figured that this situation would be like recent years and these guys would be gone in a couple of days – but this year it seems that we have a real determined group leader who is keeping these ...

By John Wolfinger Fight Back Against Crime (FBAC) Thanx to Kay Stephenson for this great explanation about our neighborhood off-duty patrol system: As many of you know, here in Virginia-Highland, we have a supplementary police patrol that is privately funded by memberships. Fight Back Against Crime was started over 20 years ago by neighborhood volunteers and all of ...