Safety Reports

Make plans to join your VaHi/Atkins Park neighbors on Tuesday evening, August 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30 on Arcadia Street on the west side of John Howell Park for this casual event to strengthen neighborhood spirit and overall police/fire/community partnerships. Whole Foods will be donating free dinner for the first 250 residents in line, along ...

For the many of you who have voiced concerns about the changes at Virginia and North Highland and some of the unintended consequences of this project, VaHi president Pam Papner has scheduled a meeting to go over these concerns, and create a list of suggested solutions. Meet at the traffic island on Thursday, July 30th ...

A trial for defendant Timothy Kozak is scheduled for August 10th at 9:30 a.m. in CourtRoom 5F in the Fulton County Justice Center downtown. He is one of the group that burglarized and desecrated the Virginia Highland Church and the International Pre-School several months ago. If you are a member of this church, the pre-school ...

Our regular cleanup walk for August will be on Saturday morning the 1st. Meet at the Intown Hardware parking lot at 9 for a chance to help keep our streets clean, get some exercise and have fun also. E-mail chairperson Victoria Hathcox at vhathcox@hotmail.com for further details or to nominate an area that needs to ...

Yes, I know this individual is creating a lot of frustration among us all. Our Community Prosecutor, Sharla Jackson, is working on a warrant for him – but in the meantime please continue to e-mail the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance folks at info@midtownponce.org details of your sightings so they can keep tabs on him til ...

This is not meant to be, in any way, a recommendation for specific businesses, but rather to let you know how our local business people are working to make their venues safe for your patronage. I’d like to make this a regular feature, so let me know about your business and your security procedures. City ...

Crime reports from APD The following report is gleaned from our APD Zone 6 crime stats – with emphasis on our VaHi Beat # 603, but with news from all around the whole zone as applicable to us. These stats are from weeks 28 and 29 of 2009, and are not meant to scare anyone, but ...

Mark your calendar and save the date of Tuesday, August 4th for our VaHi/Atkins Park community dinner event. National Night Out is a nationwide event on this evening with the goal of strengthening neighborhood spirit and police/fire/community partnerships. http://www.natw.org/nno/ Our event will be held again on Arcadia Street on the west side of John Howell ...

I continue to hear about package thefts from front porches/doorsteps in the neighborhood. Remember you can have your anticipated packages delivered to Intown Hardware’s safe address. All you have to do is stop by their store and sign a form letting them know your packages will be delivered to them for safekeeping til you can ...

The first forum session sponsored by Campaign for Atlanta will be held this weekend (July 18 and 19) at the Carter Center from 3 to 6:15. The topics this weekend will be basic services and public safety, with the 4 major candidates being quizzed by experts in these fields. www.campaignforatlanta.org for more details as to ...

I continue to hear these reports from Cheshire Bridge Road and the I-85 exit ramps. As long as there are unwitting folks who will take pity on him and give him money – he will be in our midst. Continue to let MPSA at info@midtownponce.org know of your sightings. He quite obviously has found a ...

The following listings are from our APD Zone 6 crime stat reports for the weeks of 26 and 27 of 2009, with emphasis on our beat # 603, but with news from around the Zone as it applies to us. These are not meant to scare anyone, but to alert you as to what happens ...

This mug shot is that of Mark Harper who is still to be arrested for his warrant in reference to burglaries he committed with his partner in crime, Frederick Charles Stranahan, in March and April here in this part of the city. Stranahan was arrested at the Intown Suites on Piedmont Circle in early April ...

The Urban Body Burglaries As I reported in the last Report, Donald Rayfield was arrested on 6/17 for the many, many repeated break-ins at the Urban Body buildings on PDL Place. Since then, I have heard from Sharla Jackson, our Community Prosecutor, that his case was indicted on 6/23 with charges of criminal attempt burglary, loitering ...

Zone 6 Strikes Again!! Just in case you are not aware of all the break-ins that happened to the beleagured Urban Body Fitness Studios on PDL Place the past couple of weeks – read the AJC story. Now – just tonite I got the following narrative from our Major Propes as to the capture of the persistant ...

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