Safety Reports

The guy who has taken so many of you folks for a “ride” while you were being helpful and offering him a ride may have FINALLY been nabbed this morning. I still have not been able to find out his name or what charges he was arrested on, but, I’m working on getting this ...

I received 3 e-mails this week about joggers using the streets around the Inman School in the morning while there is heavy traffic in this area what with parents dropping off kids, and school buses on the streets also. I know, I know, our sidewalks are terrible, but joggers also do have to remember ...

The AJC reran the good story about PDL Avenue and its many problems and challenges that affect all of us on a daily basis. And speaking of PDL – our friends at MPSA (Midtown Ponce Security Alliance) have an interesting conversation about PDL problems.

I just received this notification today about impending legislation in the Georgia Senate that will affect all of us in dealing with the criminal element that surounds us. This is SB 423, known as the “Smash and Grab Act”, and I also found out today that it was co-written by our own friend and ally ...

The following reporting of our Beat # 603 crime stats is gleaned from the total Zone 6 reports for weeks 8 and 9 of 2010. The emphasis is on our beat, but with news from around the Zone as it applies to and affects us. As I always state, these reports are not ...

I have gotten some reports lately about unleashed dogs being allowed to run in the playground area of Orme Park while children are at play. Just remember all dogs are to be on a leash on city park grounds at all times. There also seems to be some misinformation going around that there ...

The following reports are gleaned from our Zone 6 crime stats for weeks 7 and 8 of 2010, with emphasis on our Beat # 603, but with news from around the Zone as it pertains to us. I’ll state, as usual, these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to give you a ...

The attachment to this Report outlines the details of this fruit tree and berry bush sale. Read about the neat trees and shrubs being offered for sale and then get with your neighbors to plan plantings of those that need cross-pollination and create an orchard on your street. We will also need some early morning ...

PEDS, our watchful city-wide pedestrian advocacy organization is sponsoring its annual hunt for fallen utility wire hazards and needs your help to find them. Go to http://peds.org/wire-hunt/ to find out how to report and enter the contest. (3/21/10): From our good friends at PEDS – our local and very effective pedestrian advocate – ...

The March walk and talk session will be held Saturday morning, March 6th. Meet at the Intown Hardware parking lot at 9 a.m. and bring your own gloves. We canceled the February session due to bad weather – so there is lots of trash to be picked up on North Highland. This ...

Another Significant Arrest January 27th saw the arrest of Jared Nathan Davis aka Jared David at the Extra Space Storage facility on Kanuga Street. I was informed he is suspected of 3, and maybe 4, burglaries as well as many auto smash and grabs in Zones 5 and 6. He is now securely behind ...

Our new Community Prosecutor, Josh Geller, from the DA’s office, was successful on 2/13 in a bond revocation hearing for Paul Douglas Williams, and he is now our guest in a cell on Rice Street. This is the driver of the 1998 burgindy Buick LeSabre who has been repeatedly spotted in VaHi at locations ...

After this initial story in the AJC about the building that houses the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter is imminently facing foreclosure, I have heard that Major Williams of APD Zone 5 and Debi Starnes are working diligently to procure some sort of an alternative to this massive warehouse shelter situation in a more suitable location.

Thanx to an alert Morningside resident who sent a query about a midnite encounter with a pedestrian at the corner of North Highland Avenue and East Rock Springs Road stopping passing cars stating he had been the victim of a car jacking – I would not have known that our infamous scammer was still active. ...

The following reports are gleaned from our Zone 6 crime stats for weeks 3 and 4 of 2010 – with emphasis on our beat # 603, but with news from all over the zone as it pertains to us. Just because the cold weather seemed to slow down criminal activity for this time period ...

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