Safety Reports

Jack Boys Guilty!!!! Just in case there is someone who does not yet know that this loose-knit gang that terrorized the east side of Atlanta in the fall of 2010, culminating in the murder of Charles Boyer on Virginia Avenue on 11/22/2010, has gone through a trial and was found guilty of many, many charges – this ...

By: John Wolfinger A busy couple of weeks ahead with special events, so make your driving plans accordingly.  First of all is the Breast Cancer Walk with 800 walking ladies in pink costumes on 10/ 6 and 7.  They have a good time walking for a serious cause, and would like to have cheering throngs along ...

APD’s August Report APD has a good recap of some good things that have happened at http://www.atlantapd.org/files/GreatestHitsAugust.pdf Especially note our own Deputy Chief Propes’ report about our Smart 911 System. Please sign up if you have not yet done so. VaHi was mentioned in this report with the Creative Loafing story about the capture of residential ...

Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a parole violator who is sought for questioning in connection with recent burglaries in the area. He is known to frequent both Virginia Highland and Morningside in addition to the Adair Park area of southwest Atlanta. If you have information please call 911. thank you!

by John Wolfinger Thanx to Jenifer Keenan for bird-dogging Atlanta Public Works til they got this triangle cleared of all the weedy vegetation making the Virginia Avenue bridge sidewalk safely walkable and making it safer to pull out from Kanuga onto Monroe.

Thursday night, August 16th, saw a tragic snuffing out of a human life here in VaHi at the ATL FoodMart on Barnett Street. Rather than retyping the details – I’ll give links to the media stories about the senseless killing of Mushtaq “Mike” Moloo. CBS Atlanta – WSB – AJC – and this follow-up story ...

The following reports are gleaned from our APD Zone 6 (http://www.atlantapd.org/zone6.aspx ) crime stats for the 2012 weeks 30 and 31 (7/22 to 8/4). Again, I state that these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to make you aware of what happens around us everyday, and to raise your level of awareness ...

Finally – after 4 years of negotiating and arranging financing – this beleaguered building is in the hands of Evergreen Housing Associates of Scarborough, Maine – a national leader in senior citizen’s housing. The deal was just inked last week and it is still too soon for a lot of details about the changes, but ...

These are the main suggestions for you to follow if you are ever in active gunfire from a sniper in a public place. This short film from the City of Houston, Texas is a very informative and eye-opening watch. Thanx to Midtown’s MPSA for alerting me to this safety piece. Take a short time to ...

Sunday morning, August 5th, saw a small, but dedicated group tackle and begin to remove the bamboo grove north of Park Drive along the BeltLine. This has been a long-time hiding place and urban campground, and its removal has a positive public safety aspect. Most of the energetic volunteers were from Concentric Restaurants led by ...

The following reports are gleaned from our APD Zone 6 (http://www.atlantapd.org/zone6.aspx) crime stats for the 2012 weeks of 28 and 29 (7/8 thru 7/21). Again, I state that these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to make you aware of what happens around us everyday and to raise your level of awareness and ...

The Safety Team Street Captains will get together Wednesday, July 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Aurora Coffee on North Highland Avenue to network and get to know each other. Zone 6 and FBAC personnel have been invited to meet and greet also. Also invited are our VaHi businesses, and neighboring public safety folks ...

We have had relatively few of these break-ins lately, but please do not let down your guard in keeping your home secure this summer. The Morningside Patrol reported 3 such break-ins earlier this month on Cumberland Circle, North Highland Avenue, Helen Drive and Piedmont Heights reported a break-in on Rock Springs Road. Keep up the ...

If you have not been by this beautiful wooded parkland at Piedmont Avenue @ Pine Street lately to see how this has become an urban campground – take a look the next time you are in this area. The neighbors in this area have set up a on-line petition to ask for the Mayor’s help ...

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