Safety Reports

Thanx to Rosedale Road residents David Brandenberger and Tom Spach for their relentless phone calls wading through the watershed management bureaucracies of DeKalb County and the City of Atlanta to bring an end to the raw sewage spill behind the east-side homes on their street, and enlisting the help of reporter Lesley Tanner of Channel ...

Since I made the report about this mid-eastern or light-skinned b/m lurking in his black pick-up truck in the pre-dawn hours on both sides of Monroe Drive, thanx to an alert resident, we now know a license plate number – BW392A – and also know that he has been spotted in the evening hours also. ...

In case you have not yet been on PDL Avenue lately and seen the disgusting graffiti defacement on 3 sides of the tower – the building was entered one night late last week by an unknown number of vandals, who managed to get to the top of the building and must have spent several hours ...

There have to be some people who lay awake at night trying to think of ways to run scams. I just got the following e-mail from Joe McCoy telling me about this cash redistribution method I was not aware of – though after checking this afternoon I found that it is going on in various ...

AGL Services schedule June 14 2010

Recent Crime News The melee at last week’s Screen on the Green story at http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/chaos-at-thursdays-screen-544535.html Midtown Promenade break-ins story at http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/flat-screen-thieves-hit-543191.html VaHi ATM theft attempt at http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/thieves-ram-but-cant-542720.html Saturday’s killings on Piedmont Road at http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/victims-of-piedmont-road-542569.html Major Dalton states that a warrant is out for one of the killers in this case. I received a ...

This group has an organizational meeting planned for June 23rd at 7 at the Warren City Club on North Highland Avenue atop the Dark Horse at 7 p.m. A plan will be developed and work teams assembled to fight this thoughtless urban vandalism this is becoming more prevalent here. If you are interested ...

I continue to get reports of the thefts of FedEx/UPS packages. I know I am preaching to the choir if you are reading this – but please alert your neighbors to utilize the free safe delivery address service offered by Highland Wine and Crystal, Intown Hardware, City Storage and Urban Body to thwart these ...

I have received two reports of a male in a black pick-up truck lurking in the early morning hours (4:30 to 5:30) in the vicinity of Orme Circle and Park Drive. He is described as having black hair, a broad face and body build and appears to be either Middle Eastern or light-skinned African-American. ...

I had been hearing about the planned renovation efforts for our VaHi Firehouse – but had no idea how big of a project it will be til Firefighter Ian Allum made a presentation at the VaHi  monthly meeting Monday evening.  Ian was accompanied by the architect with her drawings – this ambitious project will restore ...

The following crime incidents for weeks 19 and 20 of 2010, are gleaned from our APD Zone 6 crime stats – with emphasis on our Beat 603, but with news from all around the Zone as it applies to us. Again, I repeat, these reports are not meant to scare anyone – but to raise ...

Last Sunday morning, an Australian visitor to VaHi relatives lost his wallet with his passport, trip spending money, credit cards, etc on a bicycle trip to Piedmont Park. There lost wallet was found by a good soul who called the Australian bank to get U.S. contact info and turned over the wallet and all ...

Thanx to Brian Gross for stepping forward to assist Beth Marks in getting the word out about our off-duty subscription VaHi police patrol – Fight Back Against Crime. Their new website is at www.fbacvahi.com Please visit this site to find answers to your questions about how this patrol operates and use handy pay-pal ...

The Civic Association has allocated some monies to fund some additional street lights in dark areas where there has been excessive criminal activity – mainly car-break-ins. I would like to have 6 VaHi locations to try out this program and so therefore I need suggestions as to where to try extra lighting – hopefully ...

I am pleased to announce that we now have the core team ready to take action against this urban vandalism that is becoming more prevalent here in our neighborhood. The goal is to 1. work with city agencies to manage and reduce graffiti 2. ask merchants/building owners to promptly remove graffiti 3. ...

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