Safety Reports

By: John Wolfinger Update on VaHi’s Problem Alleyway The problem-plagued alleyway between Ponce de Leon and St. Charles Avenues has begun an amazing transformation thanks to a dedicated group of St. Charles Avenue and Barnett Street residents. Read about the first cleanup at https://vahi.org/residents-clean-up-vahi-alleyway/. Now these folks have scheduled a second work session to trim back overgrown shrubbery and small ...

By: John Wolfinger The Room Service Lounge As most of you know by now, the Room Service Lounge at 1937 Piedmont Circle, NE, was voted unanimously by the License Review Board on 12/17/13 to have a 360 day suspension of their liquor license and be fined $12,500. This establishment has been a thorn in the side of APD ...

By: John Wolfinger Passing on this message from our APD Zone 6 Commander, Major Tim Peek, with a look back at the 2013 Zone crime stats and looking forward to 2014, urging citizen participation in crime prevention.  To see how big Zone 6 is – look at the map at  http://atlantapd.org/Zone6.aspx  Zone 6 goes from Amsterdam Avenue ...

By: John Wolfinger Holiday Messages from APD and AFR Our APD Chief Turner sends us a holiday message – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixbiGMxclu8&feature=youtu.be. A light-hearted but serious musical message from AFR and Chief Cochran  – http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/24232277/video-atlanta-firefighters-sing-holiday-safety-song#2o7kGAE7x. I think most of our firefighters were hired for their bravery and not their vocal talents! 🙂 Too bad our folks at # 19 were not included. APD’s Highlights for ...

By: John Wolfinger Holiday and Every Day Safety I have a feeling that many of us, who are safety minded most all of the time let the “holiday syndrome” overtake us at this time of year, and let common sense slip as we try to get way too many things done in a limited amount of time. Yeah, ...

Two Community Volunteer Job Opportunities Open Our FBAC (Fight Back Against Crime – http://www.fbacvahi.com/) neighborhood subscription off-duty patrol system is in need of a Marketing/Membership point person to continue the great work started by Brian Gross before he moved to Mexico. Brian has laid all of the important groundwork – so this volunteer job will be to ...

By: John Wolfinger Two Neighborhood Cleanups Planned The fall neighborhood business district clean-up coordinated by Keep Virginia Highland Beautiful will be this Saturday morning (11/2) from 8 until 12 Noon – meet at the American Roadhouse patio for coffee and pastries before donning your gloves and setting out for your assigned area. This will be a good family outing  – ...

By: John Wolfinger Neighborhood Cleanup Planned for Nov. 2 Keep Virginia Highland Beautiful, an independent coalition of concerned businesses and residents, has announced a community fall cleanup on Saturday morning, November 2, from 8 AM until Noon. Meet at the patio of the American Roadhouse restaurant at 8 AM for coffee and pastries and to get assignments to fan out ...

By: John Wolfinger Good People Rule!!!! I know that when most of you see yet another Safety Team Report, you expect to see more bad news on the crime front (and yes there is such news further down in this report), but I wanted to lead this time with some good news about recent events that have come ...

By: John Wolfinger Major Peek has written a nice note to the citizens of VaHi that I am glad to share below. Thanks to all of the folks who reported their Spradlin sightings to Zone 6 via their 911 calls. I saw Keith Lamar, our Zone 6 Community Prosecutor at the NPU “M” safety meeting last ...

By: John Wolfinger I received the message below from our Zone 6 Commander, Major Peek, on Monday and I immediately posted it on all of our neighborhood message boards. Since then I have had several requests to send it out via our Safety Team network also, since there are many residents who are not members of any ...

By: John Wolfinger Fulton County Sheriff’s News Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson has announced a new sex offender location service at http://www.communitynotification.com/cap_main.php?office=55274. You can use this website to locate the residences of such offenders. At the Rice Street jail, Sheriff Jackson announced the graduation for some inmates who have completed one of the jail programs being utilized to help ...

By: John Wolfinger Burglar Alarm Registration City Council has passed an ordinance requiring all of we residents and businesses to now register our burglar alarm systems to get hold of all of the false alarms that APD responds to.  http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-atlanta-residents-businesses-must-register-/nY7Bm/ The registry site is available at www.crywolf.us/atlantaga/ or by calling 1-855-725-7102. I’ve registered mine online and it only takes a few moments. The ...

By: John Wolfinger BeltLine Safety News Thanks to VaHi’s own John Becker we have a great article covering last Friday’s APD press conference at the 4th Ward Skatepark introducing the new BeltLine APD path force.  https://vahi.org/mayor-introduces-new-beltline-path-force-unit/. This article has a link to the AJC article which, in turn, has a link to a WSB-TV story also. APD “Major” Changes We welcome ...

By: John Wolfinger Zone 6 School Supply Drive Zone 6, in conjunction with the IBPO (the police officer’s union) is conducting a drive hoping to collect enough school supplies to provide at least 50 Zone 6 families with the basics to send their children back to school.  They need backpacks and all of the usual school supplies.  Your ...

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