December 1, 2018

Report for November 2018 - Virginia-Highland Security Patrol (aka FBAC)

October 21, 2018 through November 24, 2018
                        The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  30
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  27
Suspicious person:  2
Alarm Response:  5
Suspicious Vehicle:  2
Parking Complaints: 0
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  17
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact:  4
Lost Person:  0
Street Obstruction:  0
Wanted Persons:  0
Intoxicated Persons:  0
Found Property:  0
Criminal Trespass:  0
Info for Officers:  4
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  4

Robbery – 1200 Block Virginia Ave - 11/10/2018
On November 10 at approximately 8:12 PM, police responded to a carjacking call in the 1200 block of Virginia Avenue NE.  The victim, who had arrived to visit a friend, parked her vehicle facing west on the street, in front of a black SUV.  As she exited her vehicle, an African-American male (dark complexion, about 6'2", slim, southern accent, wearing dark clothing) exited the driver's side rear door of the black SUV and approached the victim.  The suspect pointed a black semi-automatic handgun, with his right hand, at the victim and ordered her out of the car.  The victim took off running east towards Briarcliff Rd.  While running, she dropped her cellphone.  The suspect realized that the keys to the vehicle were not in the car and ran after the victim, grabbing her jacket which she let slip off her body.  The suspect retrieved the car keys from the jacket pocket and used them to drive away from the scene.  The victim kept running to Briarcliff Rd where she summoned help by banging on doors until someone answered and lent her a phone to call 911.  The victim’s cell phone was found on the street close to where the vehicle was parked.  Police also discovered a black baseball cap with the words, "I love Jesus" on it, the hat was later photographed and taken as evidence.  The victim did not know if the hat belonged to the suspects.
Attempted Robbery – 1000 Block Hudson Drive - 11/19/2018
On November 19, 2018 at approximately 8:12 PM, police responded to a robbery attempt in the 1000 block of Hudson Drive NE.  The victim had parked his car and walked to get some food at a local restaurant.  As he returned to his vehicle and unlocked the doors, a man jumped out at him and mumbled “give me your money.”  The suspect was described as middle-aged, black, probably 5'9'', with a beard and wearing a hat and dark clothes.  The victim ran back toward a busy restaurant and called police.  The victim did not see if the suspect had a weapon.  Upon return with police, the victim confirmed that nothing was missing/stolen from his car.
New FBAC Website Coming Soon

A new, modernized version of the FBAC website will be launched in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned for additional information as we roll out additional features on the new site.
Preventing Package Theft

Front porch package thefts are a problem both nationwide and in our own neighborhood.  Here in Virginia-Highland we have a very easy way to thwart these thefts through the Safe Package Delivery Program sponsored by Morningstar Mini-Storage.  Just stop by Morningstar Mini-Storage at 726 Ponce de Leon Place and sign up for this free service and then have your packages shipped to their safe address.  Then, when you get notice that your order has been delivered, you can go by and pick it up.  This friendly community-minded business has been offering this crime prevention service for years and it really works.
Reminder:  All members call 911 first if you see a crime in progress or a suspicious person or activity, and then call the FBAC Phone.

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