Safety Reports

To get a handle on how much residential property is vacant in the city and to have a better idea as to how many houses need to be watched for criminal activity – the city has launched a registration process. This applies to all residential property that has been vacant for 30 days or more ...

From Laura Voisinet, our VaHi graffiti task force leader – ” Spring brings with it an uptake in stickers and tags on traffic signs, utility boxes, benches and poles. Let’s all pitch in to clean up as they arise. Remove Stickers: Lift off new stickers using a utility scraper. Scrub old stickers off with scrapers and ...

Just a word to the wise that both Zones 2 and 6 Commanders have vowed to be on the watch for speeders on our major north-south commuter routes on Briarcliff Road, Lanier Boulevard, Monroe Drive, North Highland Avenue and Barnett Street. Both of these commanders also ask you to note if speeding is abated ...

The massive undertaking of changing the current conditions along this major street is well under way, thanx to the cooperation of many public and private entities. http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/apd-opens-new-boulevard-1424322.html I attended this event along with many, many other private citizens from the Old 4th Ward and beyond. I was also glad I was there as I had ...

After the cleanup we had on Maiden Lane two years ago now – this street has stayed remarkably clean thanx to Rad Slough of Urban Body, Doug Mongee of Squeegee Sharks T-shirt Printing, Carlton Condos, and St. Charles Avenue Street Captain Mike Boyle. If there are others who are also working to keep this street ...

The following reports are from our Zone 6 crime stats for the 2012 weeks of 13 and 14, with emphasis on our Beat 601, but with news from around the zone as it applies to us. Again, I state, these reports are not meant to scare anyone – but to make you aware of what ...

We all have the responsibility to make suspicious activity/person 911 calls when we see something that is just not right. Don’t assume that someone else will call. We have a training session for SPARK students this week teaching them how to make a 911 call – I’ll have a summary on this important ...

from John Wolfinger As the last General Assembly closed down, we were left with a long-awaited court and prison reform measure. Time will tell as to how successful this court reform will be and as I assume it will mean new Fulton County court measures, how much it will cost us at the county level ...

APD has announced a spring Citizen’s Police Academy starting April 18 and continuing for 7 weeks. I am a graduate of this program and highly recommend it. I have applications I can pass on to you or you can contact Sergeant Scott Hannula at channula@atlantaga.gov or 404-546-7511 for info. The Fulton County Sheriff’s ...

Thanx to Ron Rooks, Park Drive Street Captain, for passing on this alert from Georgia Tech. The following incident occurred at 10:40 p.m. just off Centennial Olympic Park Drive. “A non-student male stated that he was walking through Centennial Apartments near the leasing office when he heard a male voice screaming for help. ...

The following reports are from our Zone 6 crime stats for the weeks of 10, 11, and 12 of 2012, with emphasis on our VaHi beat 601, but with news from around the Zone as it applies to us. Note that this current report includes 3 weeks of stats instead of the usual 2 ...

Thanx to Street Captains Kay Stephenson and JD Christy for volunteering (at short notice) to appear with me on an interview with Morse Diggs from channel 5. We were able to show that our neighborhood watch system is completely unlike the one in Sanford, Florida.

Thanx to an alert and aware neighbor who sent the dialogue about this scammer in the attachment to this report. This is info to pass on to your neighbors and friends. If anyone suspects they have become a victim of this parking lot scam – DO NOT pay the guy who just happens ...

On March 29, VHCA safety chair John Wolfinger and neighborhood watch street captains Kay Stephenson and JD Christie were interviewed by FOX 5 about how to best react when seeing suspicious activity: See something – say something!  Watch the video here or at the FOX 5 site…

from John Wolfinger ATAG II (Alcohol Technical Advisory Group) meeting at the Inman School on 3/22/2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This group has been set up by City Council to review our existing city alcohol permit issuance and enforcement system. This investigation is long over-due – and though we, for the most part, have responsible ...

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