Safety Reports

In an attempt to help stem the continuing flood of car break-ins that plagues our neighborhood, I have arranged with Rapid Sign Systems at Ford Factory Square to print up banners as a reminder to both local and visiting vehicle drivers to clean out their cars before parking in our local lots and streets. ...

The following crime stats are gleaned from the Zone 6 reports for the weeks 47 and 48 of 2009. with emphasis on our local Beat # 603, but with news from around the Zone as it applies to us. These reports are not meant to scare anyone – but to alert you as to ...

Thanx to Susan Kanellos of Piedmont Heights, Thanksgiving dinner is being provided to all of the staff at APD Zone 6 at the stationhouse in Kirkwood as well as AFR Stations # 19 and 29 here in our NPU “F”. Thank you Susan for taking on this project on behalf of all of us.

A Conviction of Interest – Do you remember in my last report there was an item about a suspect caught riding a bike out of the closed Cactus Car Wash on PDL Avenue? He was stopped by Zone 5 Officer Jorge Santa, and after questioning, the suspect (Lessie Bennett) took Officer Santa ...

If you live south of the established service area for this subscription safety patrol group and have been wishing for extra security for your home, family or business – now is the time to send an e-mail to Beth Marks, the co-ordinator, at bethmarks@bellsouth.net to sign up or get more details. This basically ...

The nicely dressed b/m that has appeared off and on again for a couple of years now at least – was on Maryland Avenue at 5:50 a.m. on 11/23 claiming his car was broken down on PDL Avenue and he had a daughter in Emory Hospital. This tale is very similar to his basic ...

At first this area only presented a pedestrian hazard with the destruction of the sidewalks here – but City of Atlanta had the contractor move the “sidewalk closed” sign eastward to PDL Place solving that problem. But, now the contractor has moved out into the traffic lanes – effectively forcing westbound traffic in the ...

The City of Atlanta has farmed out parking enforcement to a private firm – which now means that the “residents only” parking areas in Atkins Park are now being strictly enforced. This involves not only the three Saint streets of Atkins Park proper, but also Briarcliff Place and Arlington Place. I hope to ...

If you have travel plans during this upcoming holiday period – be sure to let your neighbors know when you are leaving, the date you will be back home, your cell phone number, and where you are going. If you live on a well-organized VaHi street, you will already have the e-mail contacts for ...

I keep getting reports of folks finding ripped open packages in our parks and streets. I have a feeling this problem is far more rampant than Zone 6 knows about. Please make a 911 report even if it is several days before you discover a package has been taken from your front porch. ...

I just recently have had some e-mails and phone conversations with some folks concerned about activities in the Cunard playground area of John Howell Park and under the bridge at Orme Park. A couple of other neighborhood folks and myself will be having a brain-storming session with Dr. Bockman at Inman School soon – ...

I was sent a notice from friends in East Atlanta about a recent home invasion there. “On October 19th at 2:00 p.m., two black males knocked on a door at 752 Moreland Avenue and asked the resident to sign a census form. When the victim stated he was about to leave and didn’t ...

I was a little concerned about this mixture until Kathryn King-Metters, Jane Rawlings and myself had a face to face meeting with Lt. Dancy, who is heading up the off-duty patrol security for the Pride festival. Lt. Dancy was very receptive to listening to our neighbor’s concerns and is passing on these concerns to ...

The following crime reports are for weeks # 40 and 41 of 2009 and are gleaned from the Zone 6 reports, with emphasis on our beat # 603 – but with news from around the Zone as it pertains to us. Again – I stress that these reports are not meant to scare anyone, ...

This Class A event in Piedmont Park will bring large crowds to our area on Halloween weekend. I still don’t have the specific plans – but will be finding out Friday 10/23 and will be letting you know if the usual traffic/parking procedures will be in place.

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