Safety Reports

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 ...

By: John Wolfinger Medical Marijuana Granted, this issue really has nothing to do with public safety, but – this is an issue that personally affects our own APD Sergeant Chris Clark. Sergeant Clark’s work affects most everyone in VaHi somehow, as he is the lead Officer in our off-duty patrol service, the FBAC (Fight Back Against Crime) http://www.fbacvahi.com/, as ...

By: John Wolfinger Bicycle Thievery Interesting article about securing bicycles against theft- not being a bike owner myself, I always thought that U-locks were the way to go for protection. Not so – according to this article. Interesting article about securing bicycles against theft- not being a bike owner myself, I always thought that U-locks were the way to ...

Please Save These Dates Saturday, October 18th: This is the date for the annual neighborhood clean up organized by the Keep VaHi Beautiful committee. Meet before 8:30 a.m. on the patio of the American Roadhouse for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and get assignments for where to go to pick up trash/litter. Bring along your gloves, a scraper for removing stickers and ...

By: John Wolfinger A Flasher Among Us There have been two different reports of a flasher in the neighborhood. The first report on the 9/27 NextDoor and VHLIST message boards from Brookridge Drive at Orme Park describes the suspect vehicle as a gold Honda Odyssey minivan that drove back and forth until he exposed himself in front of a female ...

By: John Wolfinger Parking Laws and Regulations Thanks to my friend Susan Kanellos of the Piedmont Heights neighborhood watch for passing on this handy list of where not to park here in the City of Atlanta – maybe save yourself a ticket by reading and then printing out this list to keep in your vehicle for reference. http://www.atlantadowntown.com/sustainability/get-around/parking/city-parking-laws-and-regulations “Light Up The ...

By: John Wolfinger Great AJC Story About Maiden Trail I am so glad that the St. Charles Avenue and Barnett Street residents who created the idea to clean up the unpaved alleyway between Barnett and Frederica Streets are getting some metro-wide recognition for their hard work. This alley formerly was a haven for urban campers and a place for ...

By: John Wolfinger Watch Out For Pedestrians!!! Thanks to Mary Stouffer for pointing out this very enlightening pictorial article about pedestrian/motorist laws: http://peds.org/wp-content/uploads/4754-ROW14.pdf. Got Kids (or Grandkids) and Firearms??? Interesting and helpful tips about storing firearms in your household and vehicles at http://www.ncpc.org/topics/safe-firearms-storage/safe-firearms-storage. Citywide Code Enforcement Meeting Saturday August 16 This should be a very informative session as to how our APD code enforcement section has ...

The Terrible Road Rage Incident in Piedmont Heights I would think that by now, most everyone in the metro area is familiar with the road rage incident on Flagler Avenue in Piedmont Heights that has left cyclist Greg Germani in critical condition at Grady Hospital – but it bears repeating. The details are at http://www.decaturish.com/2014/06/apd-releases-video-vehicle-hit-cyclist/. This video came from ...

By: John Wolfinger Summerfest!! I would think that everyone in VaHi knows that this weekend, June 6, 7 and 8 is our annual neighborhood celebration of summer – but this serves to notify anyone who is not aware.  This weekend also serves as a great chance to get to know more of your neighbors by volunteering for ...

Pre-Summerfest Neighborhood Cleanup Keep Virginia Highland Beautiful has scheduled a cleanup, concentrating on the Atkins Park business node, this Saturday morning 5/17. Meet at the American Roadhouse patio at 8 AM with your gloves for get-going coffee courtesy of genial owner Emile Blau. Bring along paint scrapers for removing stickers, and if someone has leaf blowers and string cutters ...

“Maiden Trail” Awarded a “Love Your Block” Grant From the City Congratulations to the dedicated and hard-working St. Charles Avenue residents whose homes back up to the alleyway between their backyards and PDL Avenue (now dubbed Maiden Trail) for applying for and receiving a city grant for improvements to what they envision becoming a well-used walking and exercise ...

By: John Wolfinger Crime/Safety Summit Meeting Fulton County Commission Chair John Eaves will be hosting this meeting 4/22/14 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark Methodist Church at Peachtree and 5th Streets in Midtown. On the panel will be 5 judges representing all of the county courts as well as DA Paul Howard, Sheriff Ted Jackson, City ...

By: John Wolfinger Fulton County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy Sheriff Ted Jackson has announced a new session of his Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy starting on the evening of 4/23/14 and continuing on Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks. I was a graduate of the first of these sessions a couple of years ago and I highly recommend it. You will ...

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