Safety Reports

Great interview session with APD Chief George Turner on the city cable channel. Watch the video. In the interview he mentions the new Smart 911 – Emergency Safety Profile system that is now available for all City of Atlanta residents to file and let the 911 operators know about your household in advance of an ...

ATAG II (Alcohol Technical Advisory Group) is charged with reviewing the city's alcohol codes and making recommendations to city council for revisions and updates of our existing codes and review systems. They are seeking public input at a session on 2/23/2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the council chambers on the 2nd floor of ...

The following reports are gleaned from our Zone 6 crime stats for the weeks 4 and 5 of 2012, with emphasis on our VaHi 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 ...

When the men and women of APD report to duty each day, they never know what dangers they may face in their job to protect us. Last week, in the middle of the nite, Senior Patrol Officer Gail Thomas, was struck by an alleged drunk driver on the downtown connector. See also: a very eloquently written ...

If you happen to spot a car in front of your house taking pictures of your residence – there is probably a reason. The City is making a windshield survey of all structures, and a picture is part of this study. The attachment to this report tells the details. If you have questions about someone ...

See what a difference the newly instituted APD beat/zone realignment program has made in response time Interesting story about the Mayor and crime stats Story about cocaine usage in our arrestees

VaHi resident and Ten Thousand Villages employee, Juliet White, has volunteered to do the leg work to get the businesses in VaHi organized again. If you would like to help her with this project or of you are a business and would like to be united with the other 100 + businesses here, contact Juliet ...

I got two very interesting reports from VaHi residents about car break-ins in Buckhead – but that could very easily happen most anywhere. One concerns a church that has an exercise program where the patrons do not want their wallet stolen from a locker – so they hide it in their car. The thieves are ...

The following reports are gleaned from the APD Zone 6 crime stats for weeks 2 and 3 of 2012, with emphasis on our VaHi Beat 601 – but with news from around the Zone as it applies to us. Once again, I state that these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to raise ...

Thanx to Major Dalton for taking a real aggressive stance in the Old 4th Ward’s Boulevard corridor by creating a special team to address the many problems there. Stories in Patch and at WSB-TV. Our former evening watch Officer Woolfolk and Sergeant Sokloski are on this new Boulevard team. I do have my doubts about ...

Evergreen Housing was finally successful in their attempts to win needed state tax credits thru the Department of Community Affairs in order to make the numbers work to not only purchase this building, but to launch a huge restoration and rehab project. Evergreen’s plans call for restoring the facade of this building to its original ...

Now – The Bad News The new Rosemont clothing store on North Highland Avenue was the victim of smash-and-grab burglaries two nites in a row this week. The story at – http://www.ajc.com/news/ atlanta/blue-jean-bandits-hit-1305133.html Youthful gang activity is suspected – but no known arrests as of this writing. The following reports are gleaned from the Zone 6 crime stats ...

I think that most all of us realize that something has to be done here in Georgia as to the ever-growing number of persons incarcerated in our state’s jails and prisons – we taxpayers can only afford to support so many folks behind bars – yet how do we strike a balance between those who ...

Saturday, 1/7/2012, is Bring One for the Chipper day at the Home Depot stores on PDL Avenue in Midtown and Piedmont Road in Buckhead from 9 til 4 – there will be Boy Scouts from Troop 298 on duty at this time to help you unload your tree. You can take your tree to these ...

The 12/30/2011 Monroe Drive Carjacking/Kidnapping Incident This very recent incident is chronicled here and here. This episode very clearly illustrates how guns taken during car break-ins can end up in the hands of teenagers who would not have the wherewithal to buy them legally. Crime reports gleaned from APD Zone 6 crime stats The following reports are gleaned ...

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